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Which shops shouldn't do DaaS

DaaS has appeal, but that doesn't mean it works for everyone. If you have bandwidth limitations or workers would suffer from poor performance, it might not be right for you.

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Per-user Windows licensing might be a VDI cost-saver

Early quotes for Windows' new per-user Software Assurance licensing could save significant money for IT shops doing VDI.

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HTML5 client downsides

Using an HTML5 client to access a virtual desktop isn't for everyone. Workers who need high-resolution graphics or use Web apps that require local access could experience decreased performance.

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Can you use DaaS to deliver Windows apps to mobile devices?

DaaS has a lot of practical uses, but using it to deliver Windows applications to mobile devices is not one of them. Combine a DaaS tool with app refactoring, and now you're talking.

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    Five facts about DaaS

    In the classic 1950 film noir 'Sunset Boulevard,' Gloria Swanson opined, 'I'm ready for my close-up.' Now, so is DaaS, and there are some things you might not know -- like that the CIA uses AWS.

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    Remote desktop connection brokers are an important part of your VDI environment, so make sure you know how to pick the best one for you, and how to troubleshoot problems with it.

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    Top DaaS and VDI news of the year

    Desktop as a service, GPU and application publishing dominated virtualization news in 2014. Take a look back and catch up on what happened with Microsoft, Citrix and VMware.

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    Per-user Windows licensing might be a VDI cost-saver

    Early quotes for Windows' new per-user Software Assurance licensing could save significant money for IT shops doing VDI.

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    Microsoft's Azure RemoteApp two-tier plan offers IT choices based on worker usage models, but beware of overage charges that could increase the monthly price.

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