Posts Tagged ‘ VDI ’

Will Microsoft Windows 8 Software Assurance Fix VDI Licensing?

April 19, 2012
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Microsoft100x30

Instead of decisiveness and clarity, Microsoft has led with indecision and confusion. Windows 8 Software Assurance now comes with Windows To Go Use Rights, WindowsRT Virtual Desktop Access Rights, and Companion Device License, three new licensing structures to be tripped up on.

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OnLive Desktop Inching Towards Viability

April 12, 2012
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OnLive Desktop Inching Towards Viability

OnLive, the desktop pundits favorite DaaS provider, is one step closer to being able to offer a viable and fully compliant virtual "desktop" service following the stealth update of its platform from a Windows 7 based VDI service to a Windows Server 8 R2 Remote Desktop Services offering. While this move eliminates the threat to…

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Microsoft User Experience Virtualization. Can’t you find something more important to do?

April 9, 2012
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Microsoft100x30

16 years after it introduced roaming profiles with the launch of Windows NT 4.0 Microsoft has decided to give it another go. In a blog post on Wednesday Karri Alexion-Tiernan (Director of Product Management for Microsoft Desktop Virtualization) announced the public beta of two new technologies, a major update to Microsoft App-V and an all…

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Dell to expand cloud and thin client business through Wyse acquisition

April 4, 2012
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DesktopVirtualization

Dell continues its expansion into the cloud and virtual desktop market with the announcement on Monday that it has reached agreement with Wyse Technologies to acquire the company. Dell has had a long partnership with Devon IT,the Dell OptiPlex FX 130 and FX 170 thin clients and the Dell FX100 Zero Client are OEM editions…

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Onlive Desktop: VDI cannot be DaaS until Microsoft say so.

March 13, 2012
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DesktopVirtualization

OnLive Desktop is on the verge of making a game-changing move in the VDI space delivering the hope of a service that a CFO would bite your hand off for. OnLive's delivery capability is a wakeup call to the ISVs and SPs who are trying to penetrate this market. With the license battle is about…

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Citrix VDI-in-a-Box goes mainstream

March 5, 2012
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In a much needed change of direction, Citrix has taken the training wheels off VDI-in-a-Box (VIAB) and is allowing it to compete unfettered against XenDesktop.

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Cisco VXI gets closer to Citrix and VMware, playing the field or looking for a long-term partner?

February 20, 2012
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DesktopVirtualization

Cisco surprised a few people on Monday morning with two press releases announcing that it was to start reselling both Citrix XenDesktop and VMware View.

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HP Delivers High Performance and Security to Thin Client Line

February 14, 2012
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HP Delivers High Performance and Security to Thin Client Line

As Virtual Desktops become standard components of the entire desktop environment there are increasing demands on the end point devices to provide the performance of legacy desktop computers they are replacing. Devices with more memory, faster processors and expandable peripheral device support are quickly replacing the utility devices most associated with thin clients. On Monday…

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Quest Aiming to Own Desktop Virtualization Market with vWorkspace 7.5

February 8, 2012
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Quest has for many years found itself as third-place runner-up to Citrix and VMware in the VDI business. In some respects this was justified, in others much less so. Quest has neither the resources or virtualization focus of Citrix and VMware, nor does it have the same the channel depth or marketing budget of its…

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