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The benefits of virtualizing Windows 10

There are several key benefits to virtualizing Windows 10, including making the entire deployment process easier and simplifying patch management.


Discover what VDI monitoring brings to the table

IT admins can use VDI monitoring to gain X-ray vision into their VDI deployments. These tools help strengthen the user experience and pinpoint problem areas.


Seven can't-miss sessions at VMworld 2017

With VMworld 2017 fast approaching, the time is right to plan your agenda. VDI admins should consider attending these seven sessions on key topics, including HCI and Workspace One.

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