- December 01, 2010
In early 2010, Microsoft’s position on virtual desktop technology was one of benign neglect. In 2011, it has a much different story to tell.
- November 22, 2010
Cloud-based virtual desktops from Kaviza, Desktone and others have some benefits, but not everyone is convinced that this approach trumps on-premise models.
- 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.
- November 16, 2010
Want to virtualize applications like IE6 without a hypervisor or virtual machine? InstallFree Bridge may help you create a virtualized execution environment based on Windows XP.
- November 16, 2010
IT shops are accustomed to Cisco in the enterprise. Now the networking company wants to wiggle into virtual desktop infrastructures and thin-client devices.
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- November 12, 2010
Citrix is so enthusiastic in its support for Microsoft App-V that some customers wonder if it might pull the plug on its own application streaming. And whither VMware ThinApp?
- November 10, 2010
While Windows 7 is available in 32-bit and 64-bit editions, x64 editions of the operating system don't support 16-bit applications. There are options for virtualized environments.
- November 03, 2010
If you think you're starting desktop virtualization from scratch, you're wrong. These tools can help you determine how to best move an existing environment to VDI.
- 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 27, 2010
Don't believe the hype -- thin clients don't last much longer in enterprise IT environments than PCs do. (They're still good, though.)
- October 26, 2010
Citrix XenDesktop and VMware View too pricey? You may want to consider less expensive VDI options from Red Hat or Kaviza.
- 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.
- October 12, 2010
For enterprises, virtual desktop technology still needs a lot of work before widespread adoption is possible. IT shops want less complexity and lower cost.
- October 06, 2010
Citrix XenDesktop 5.0 gets early raves from IT pros, many of whom claim virtual desktop tools are still too complicated. But XenClient 1.0 gets only raspberries.
- October 05, 2010
Application virtualization fixes compatibility issues for Windows 7 migrations, improves desktop application security and eases management. However, it has its limits.