Desktop Virtualization

Desktop Virtualization covers VDI (centrally hosted desktops), Desktops as a Service (DaaS), desktop virtualization via client side hypervisors, and shared server technologies. Major areas of focus include when and where centralized desktop offerings are appropriate and not appropriate,|how management of remote desktops combined with management of mobile devices leads to a better managed and more productive end user computing environment, how to deliver the performance that end users require, and the impacts of using remote desktop technologies upon organizational security. Covered products and vendors include the VMware Horizon Suite, Horizon View, Horizon Mirage, VMware ThinApp, Citrix XenServer, Citrix XenApp, Citrix XenClient, and Microsoft Remote Data Services.

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RES Software Ships Virtual Desktop Extender: standalone reverse seamless now available

February 15, 2011
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RES Virtual Desktop Extender (VDX) is now available as a standalone offering. Priced at $15 / seat RES VDX is an incredibly useful enabler for virtualised desktops. It delivers on improving the user experience and better matching the needs of the user by allowing access to applications they need to use in their workspace.

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Can you avoid the VDI Tax?

February 11, 2011
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With Microsoft reporting that Windows 7 VDI environments can be up to 11% more expensive than Windows 7 with traditional desktops when will desktop virtualisation give you a return on investment? Will performance taxes, license taxes and complexity taxes mean that desktop virtualisation will never be more than a niche service regardless of the clamour…

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Microsoft Windows MultiPoint Server 2011

February 8, 2011
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MultiPoint Server is the Cinderella of the Windows world, locked away in the cellar education sector, kept away from the bright lights of publicity and severely limited in what it could offer. But that could well be changing given Microsoft's recent efforts to revamp the product. Although not yet quite ready for shipping, Microsoft has…

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Browsium Release Candidate available: time to put Internet Explorer Virtualization issues to bed?

February 4, 2011
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Application Virtualization allows users to use potentially conflicting software in the same workspace. Towards the end of 2010 there was a great deal of discussion about the complexity of using application virtualization to finally let corporations end their dealings with the recalcitrant Internet Explorer 6. In Virtualizing Internet Explorer: Microsoft takes the ball home and…

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Save lives, implement VDI

February 3, 2011
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Save lives, implement VDI

Bad weather conditions should not stop your workforce. Keep your employees safe at home and being productive for you at the same time.

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Mirage 2.0 extends Wanova vision to the enterprise

January 26, 2011
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Wanova has today announced general availability of Mirage 2.0, the newest release of its distributed desktop virtualization platform. Mirage 2.0 is a significant milestone for Wanova, extending the platform from a limited scalability solution better suited to LAN-based deployments to a true enterprise class platform capable of supporting multiple remote branch offices without requiring a…

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The Virtual Desktop Design Maxim: Start With User Requirements

January 20, 2011
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The Virtual Desktop Design Maxim: Start With User Requirements

When considering a Virtual Desktop Design a good architect needs to ask "what is the best solution for this environment?" For many, once you've considered the needs of your users, it is a combination of desktop delivery models - some virtual, some physical. Ideally the user is unaware of which model is being delivered to…

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Desktop Lifecycle Managment and what Novell has to offer

January 14, 2011
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Mainstream virtual desktop solutions have focused their efforts on providing the best platform for hosting virtual desktop environments. Hypervisors, image management, and connection brokers are the top feature sets that companies have looked at during their comparisons. Moving up the stack, these vendors are now focusing on user personalization management, but do not have what…

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Ericom welcomes the desktop virtualization year with new release

January 12, 2011
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Ericom has has won the race to deliver the first new product release of the "Year of Desktop Virtualization" with the launch of Ericom PowerTerm WebConnect 5.7. WebConnect (sorry Ericom, but "PowerTerm WebConnect 5.7" takes too much space on the page to type out every time) is Ericom's answer to Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop, plus…

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