Virtual desktop management
- August 30, 2011
With VMware View 5, virtual desktop customers get PCoIP improvements and persona management, among other things. But it can't really help with XP to Windows 7 migrations.
- August 25, 2011
Citrix customers get user app personalization in XenDesktop 5.5. VMware View shops won't get this feature in View 5, but they can buy software from Liquidware Labs to do the job.
- August 24, 2011
Citrix fortifies XenDesktop 5.5 with RingCube's app delivery feature, along with XenApp 6.5 in virtual desktop race against VMware.
- August 17, 2011
Makers of client virtualization products love that Intel supports their model over server-based VDI, but the chipmaker really doesn't care.
- August 05, 2011
Virtual Computer's chief discusses client hypervisors, industry trends, server-based VDI and why Microsoft, Intel and Lenovo support client virtualization.
- August 03, 2011
Citrix's User Profile Manager and Microsoft's Roaming Profiles are both long in the tooth and in dire need of a refresh. An acquisition could be near.
- July 29, 2011
VMware reduced the bandwidth required for PCoIP in View 5, but IT pros still want the company to address some remote protocol performance issues.
- July 19, 2011
The source of VDI performance problems can be tough to isolate. Here are some VDI monitoring tools available that give granular views into issues with back-end components.
- June 29, 2011
VMware and Citrix VDI only go so far. IT pros must add user profile layers, application layers and more to create a true desktop experience through virtualization.
- June 24, 2011
VDI frees IT from PC management issues and costs. It also undermines Microsoft’s Windows PC business and Intel CPU sales. Why should they support VDI?
- March 17, 2011
Two college CIOs explain that when used in the right situations, and with proper planning, VDI does deliver on its promise of easier management, flexibility and efficiency.
- March 09, 2011
Some virtual desktop products integrate with enterprise management suites, but most VDI relies on its own consoles. Is that so bad?
- November 18, 2010
Microsoft won't support virtualizing IE even with its own App-V tool and recently irked developers by stopping one application virtualization company from offering IE on the Web.
- October 27, 2010
IT managers asked for the improvements, but the upgrade to Citrix's new management architecture in XenDesktop 5.0 is a whopper and may require starting over.
- October 20, 2010
Even if you're not planning for desktop virtualization right now, here's what you can do to be ready as you roll out Windows 7.