Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) is a growing trend that allows administrators to run virtual desktops and applications from the data center rather than on physical devices. Benefits include simpler management, patching and updating,

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but VDI isn't without its limitations. 

This FAQ podcast delves into the differences between VDI and Terminal Services as well as the possible benefits of VDI. Brien Posey answers common questions about VDI technology and explains how desktop virtualization works. After listening, be sure to check out our related information on VDI and other desktop virtualization practices.

About the author: Brien M. Posey, MCSE, has received Microsoft's Most Valuable Professional Award four times for his work with Windows Server, IIS and Exchange Server. He has served as CIO for a nationwide chain of hospitals and healthcare facilities, and was once a network administrator for Fort Knox.


This was first published in August 2008

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