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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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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xenclient

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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Pano Logic Steals Cloud Client Mantel from Wyse

July 16, 2012
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DesktopVirtualization

Sometimes this approach works, with few exceptions everybody understands what is meant by "thin client" and "zero client" even when the details of the implementation are wildly different – a Dell Wyse Xenith 2 zero client and a Pano Logic G2M zero client may have widely diverging approaches to delivering a zero configuration plug and…

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Does RES Software portfolio update deliver DaaS?

July 2, 2012
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PresentationVirtualization

If DaaS provider is only focused on hosting a virtual desktop they are failing you. If you only provide a desktop to your customers - you will annoy them. You don't deliver "a desktop" you deliver "a workspace". RES Software have recently released a number of updates, new releases and patents that help put the…

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Ulteo OVD 3 – Open Source Remote Desktop

June 25, 2012
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PresentationVirtualization

Ulteo Open Virtual desktop is an Open Source alternative to Presentation Virtualization solutions such as Citrix XenApp, or Ericom PowerConnect or Quest vWorkspace. We looked at Ulteo back in 2009 and that post has consistently featured amongst various top 10 lists of posts on the site. So we know you are interested but there were…

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StratoDesk enhance offering for converting PCs to ThinClient: NoTouch equals Zero Client?

June 7, 2012
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DesktopVirtualization

A common initiator for moving to virtual desktops is the transition away from existing PCs. To help accommodate this option, Stratodesk have announced the latest version of their NoTouch Desktop. NoTouch is a PC and thin-client re-purposing and management product. As well as supporting Citrix, VMware and Quest, Stratodesk have recently partnered with Desktone to…

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