Friday, February 22, 2013

What's On Your Desktop?

I got into a brief, but interesting discussion about what applications certain IT folks typically have open at ANY given time of day.  More specifically: if you were to guess as to what you'd find if you were to walk up behind various staff members, and see what apps were opened on their desktop(s), how accurate would your prediction be.

Here's what I almost always have open on my dual monitor setup at work:

  • Google Chrome
  • Internet Explorer 9
  • Microsoft Outlook 2010
  • Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 admin console
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Management Studio
  • Microsoft RSAT: Active Directory Users and Computers
  • VMware Workstation 9
  • AdminStudio 11.5 / InstallShield 2012 (depending upon workload)
  • TextPad 6
  • Paint.NET
  • Several CMD consoles
At home, from my laptop (usually on the couch):
  • Google Chrome
  • Microsoft Word 2010
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2010
  • Microsoft Outlook 2010
  • VMware Workstation 9
  • PowerShell ISE
  • Several CMD consoles
  • TextPad 9
  • Paint.NET
  • iTunes 11
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