- April 21, 2011
Apple doesn’t condone using desktop virtualization to abstract its Mac OS X, but some IT pros say reasons for having that option have grown.
- April 07, 2011
VMware's acquisition of the Mozy cloud-based desktop backup platform makes little sense for its server business but perfect sense for its desktop and cloud strategies.
- March 30, 2011
It's still illegal to use application virtualization to run Internet Explorer 6 apps on Windows 7. But new software skirts Microsoft's rules and runs IE6 apps in IE8 browsers.
- 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 10, 2011
Microsoft's virtual desktop line got a mini refresh. There is management integration for MED-V and Package Accelerators for App-V 4.6. Thin PC also got a status update.
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- March 09, 2011
Some virtual desktop products integrate with enterprise management suites, but most VDI relies on its own consoles. Is that so bad?
- March 09, 2011
VMware introduced a View Client for the Apple iPad, a device more consumer- than enterprise-driven. IT pros wonder when VMware will tackle more important enterprise needs.
- February 21, 2011
IT pros who have tested XenClient have their complaints, but Citrix promises to deliver a production-level version this year with an HCL that extends beyond Intel graphics.
- February 16, 2011
A new version of VMware View will arrive next week. And déjà vu! A certain key feature remains among the missing.
- February 01, 2011
Citrix XenClient only supports Intel vPro, but vPro isn’t necessary, and other bare-metal client hypervisors are compatible with various AMD and Intel chips.
- January 10, 2011
Microsoft doesn’t support IE6 virtualization, but some IT shops violate their EULAs to run virtual Internet Explorer because the benefits outweigh the risk.
- December 22, 2010
A Citrix instructor from the MetaFrame days takes a tour of XenApp 6 and finds impressive new features, including integration with Active Directory.
- December 15, 2010
If a Hyper-V client and MinWin, a stripped-down OS, appear in Windows 8, they could resolve Microsoft's argument against licensing virtualized Internet Explorer.
- December 15, 2010
Despite slow corporate adoption of desktop virtualization this year, Citrix is looking to updated products such as XenClient and XenDesktop for a better 2011.
- December 08, 2010
Citrix XenDesktop 5.0 has big improvements, but upgrading from the previous version will be a bear, if not impossible.