Dec2014

Azure RemoteApp: Getting Better, but Still Not Quite There

I took an in-depth look at Microsoft Azure RemoteApp in June this year, praising its performance and ease of use while drawing attention to missed opportunities and unanswered questions. Now, five months later, Microsoft has taken the plunge and opened …
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Nov2014

Downstream Impact of Microsoft Licensing Changes for VDI

On Monday, Microsoft announced some changes to licensing with respect to VDI, as described in yesterday’s article, Microsoft Changes Windows Licensing. Although Microsoft licensing has always been somewhat complex and difficult to understand, this change is a step forward in …
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Nov2014

Microsoft Changes Windows Licensing

…or “Yaw’ll run and git your shotguns, ’cause those pigs are a-flyin!” Mark November 3, 2014, in your calendar as a red-letter day and living proof that leopards can change their spots. On this day, Microsoft changed the terms of …
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Oct2014

Windows 10 Servicing Plans—The Last Operating System You’ll Ever Need. Nightmare, or Necessity?

Simon Bramfitt’s recent article on this site, Windows 10: The Last Operating System You’ll Ever Need, offers a view into the next generation of the Windows desktop platform. Of particular interest is the revelation that Windows 10 will most likely …
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Aug2014

Microsoft’s Project Catapult Puts Custom Chips in the Cloud

Microsoft is testing a new server technology with Project Catapult that is likely to play an important role in future cloud computing environments—a server technology that can dramatically increase the performance of some data center workloads and breathe fresh life …
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