Virtual desktop software and vendors
- June 30, 2010
Although Citrix XenDesktop and Quest vWorkspace support a range of hypervisors, VMware vSphere only works with ESX. Enterprises are right to be wary of being locked in.
- June 24, 2010
VMware has pushed out delivery of its next generation virtual desktop software -- View 4.5. The company also axed one of its star features.
- May 26, 2010
As tempting as it is to just skip antivirus altogether in your VDI environment, that's just not realistic. Virtual machine security products are coming.
- May 13, 2010
Among the Citrix faithful, virtual desktops are finally moving from the pilot stage into production.
- May 13, 2010
At its annual Synergy conference, Citrix announced offline support for virtual desktops in its XenClient release candidate, but issues remain and the feature isn't for everyone.
- May 07, 2010
Citrix will show a release candidate of its Xen-based client hypervisor at its annual conference next week, but XenClient and IT departments aren't quite ready.
- May 05, 2010
Brian Madden has attended Citrix's annual user conference since it began in 1998. In this week's column, he gives a sneak peek into the sessions at the 2010 show.
- May 04, 2010
The top desktop virtualization vendors plan to make VMs behave more like traditional PCs. VMware will add offline support in View 4.5, and Citrix will debut its client hypervisor.
- April 14, 2010
After a wave of acquisitions, Symantec was quiet about desktop virtualization. It's interested in managing and securing desktops, but is that approach better than VMware's?
- April 02, 2010
Microsoft MED-V solves the problem of incompatibility between legacy applications and newer versions of Windows.
- March 31, 2010
Feature Pack 1 for Citrix XenDesktop 4 -- released with XenApp 6 -- addresses several architectural issues that users have been waiting for.
- March 10, 2010
Citrix's screenshot of an iPad with Windows 7 could be a sign of things to come. See how the new device could change desktop virtualization.
- March 04, 2010
Desktop virtualization products such as Citrix's XenDesktop require a solid plan, close cooperation among teams and reasonable expectations. Anything less could spell trouble.
- February 24, 2010
Microsoft added features to App-V 4.6 and MED-V SP1 RC for migrating desktop apps to Windows 7, but Windows shops will want to test the application virtualization tools first.
- February 17, 2010
VMware's View 4.5 won't be out until later this year. But sources said the VDI software has better management and tighter integration with ThinApp.