Presentation Virtualization

Presentation Virtualization is an application delivery method that delivers users desktops and applications from a shared server, AKA server based computing. This method of delivering applications to users focuses upon running an instance of each Windows desktop operating system application i.e., Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Office for each user on a shared instance of a Windows Server operating system.|The most popular product in this category is Citrix XenApp and its predecessors which include Citrix Presentation Server, and Citrix MetaFrame. In the 6.0 releases of its products, Citrix bundled XenApp into XenDesktop. In the 7.0 releases of its products, XenApp has been made available separately again. Microsoft also has a product in this category – Microsoft Remote Desktop Services, but this offering is mostly used in smaller implementations that do not require the enterprise class features that Citrix offers.

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Bromium release vSentry 1.1: trustworthiness for more desktops in the enterprise?

December 13, 2012
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PresentationVirtualization

Bromium have released vSentry 1.1 which will brings Bromium's benefits of micro-virtualization and hardware based security to a far wider range of enterprise desktops. New features include wider OS Support: Live Attack Visualization and Analysis (LAVA) and the Bromium Management Server. There are still components of an enterprise desktop strategy that aren't accommodated, but vSentry…

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Project Avalon: Will Citrix Put VMware Horizon to the Sword?

November 9, 2012
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Project Avalon: Will Citrix Put VMware Horizon to the Sword?

How does Project Avalon's Excalibur component focus on making a new FlexCast platform and deliver applications beyond the PC. How does Project Avalon's Merlin component deliver Self-service provision, management and service orchestration. Will these components deliver Windows apps and desktops as a true cloud service and can these services be compare to VMware's Horizon?

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Is Windows 2012 Remote Desktop Session Host better than Citrix XenApp?

October 22, 2012
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PresentationVirtualization

At Citrix Synergy in Barcelona, this was a very good question that a number of partners were reporting their customers were asking. Citrix XenApp 6.5 is a market leading product. Windows 2012 is very new. What are the differentiating features, what key questions should you ask and how do you decide on the one for…

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Microsoft Windows 2012 RDSH vs Citrix XenApp – PV to get its own Murderball?

September 14, 2012
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PresentationVirtualization

Why do I need other XenApp with Windows 2012 RDSH - what stands out third party tools from Microsoft's core presentation virtualisation offering?

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News: Ulteo Betas HTML5 client

September 13, 2012
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PresentationVirtualization

Ulteo has taken advantage of the Guacamole project's Open Source RDP client technology to provide a native HTML5 client for the Ulteo Open Virtual Desktop (OVD) presentation virtualization solution for Windows and/or Linux desktops, which we recently reviewed.

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Teradici to knock out XenApp – or receive a bloody nose like everyone else?

September 5, 2012
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DesktopVirtualization

Microsoft RDSH service grows ever more feature rich, Citrix XenApp is still a de facto standard although there are many RDSH tools available today. The goal for vendors is to make the delivery of applications and workspaces simple and efficient - in terms of time and resources. To integrate VDI and RDSH together and blend…

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OnLive – bad management, or an example of DaaS immaturity?

August 24, 2012
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DesktopVirtualization

Could OnLive have succeeded? Were they doomed to failure to failure before the off? What are the key questions you should be looking to have answered from your DaaS service provider? It is said that OnLive give an example how-not-to-do DaaS. DaaS is viewed as an upcoming market - is there a wider lesson to…

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VDI Security – better than physical desktops?

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VDI Security offers little security over well managed standard desktops and can expose more security risks: what is the impact of this?

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Citrix release XenClient Enterprise 4.1: revolution or evolution in desktop virtualisation for laptops

July 20, 2012
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Citrix XenClient Enterprise 4.1, first full release since the Virtual Computer acquisition. How does 4.1 compare with previous versions? How has NxTop been utilised? FlexCast missed corporate laptops, does XenClient give an enterprise desktop virtualization platform for laptops?

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