• September 08, 2010 08 Sep'10

    What's new in VMware View 4.5 and ThinApp 4.6

    VMware expert Mike Laverick writes that View 4.5 is a major step up from all previous releases. But can it close the gap between VMware and Citrix?

  • September 01, 2010 01 Sep'10

    Hypervisor management -- indifference is key

    IT shops don't need vendors to be agnostic about hypervisor management; they want them to be indifferent to hypervisors and design management tools that work well with any of them.

  • September 01, 2010 01 Sep'10

    VMware presents its Project Horizon application delivery strategy

    The Windows PC is so yesterday, says VMware. The server virtualization leader has a plan to deliver apps via cloud and client that could change end user computing as we know it.

  • August 25, 2010 25 Aug'10

    Why the Intel-McAfee merger is good news for VDI

    Most analyses of Intel's plan to buy McAfee have focused on the financials rather than antivirus. But the acquisition could be good for desktop virtualization security.

  • August 18, 2010 18 Aug'10

    Citrix's most popular platform: VMware

    While the industry debates the merits of Citrix vs. VMware, most IT shops use some combination of both for desktop virtualization.

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  • August 13, 2010 13 Aug'10

    VMware seeks to bounce back from View 4.5 fumble

    Both VMware and Citrix claim to dominate the virtual desktop market, so VMware is looking to recover from its removal of the RTO personalization software from the View 4.5 beta.

  • August 11, 2010 11 Aug'10

    The most misunderstood virtual desktop definitions

    Think you know what "desktop virtualization" means? Think again. Brian Madden defines five common -- but often misunderstood -- virtual desktop terms.

  • August 04, 2010 04 Aug'10

    Citrix quietly slips new features into XenDesktop SP1

    For XenDesktop 4, Citrix separated fixes in its service packs from new features in its feature packs. So why did it put two new features into SP1?

  • July 30, 2010 30 Jul'10

    Who provides support in a multi-vendor VDI environment?

    When your multi-vendor virtual desktop installation resembles a VDI Frankenstein, it's hard to know who to call first.

  • July 29, 2010 29 Jul'10

    RDCMan released from Microsoft's internal goodie bag

    Microsoft's RDC Manager allows Remote Desktop Connection Client to handle multiple RDP connections. But IT expert Mike Nelson asks, "How good is it?"

  • July 28, 2010 28 Jul'10

    Where does OS streaming make sense?

    Desktop virtualization is more than virtual desktop infrastructure. OS streaming -- which doesn't involve a hypervisor -- may work in your IT environment.

  • July 21, 2010 21 Jul'10

    Why virtualization is harder for desktops than servers

    Although IT pros think their own slices of the industry are the hardest to deal with, virtual desktops may be more challenging than virtual servers.

  • July 14, 2010 14 Jul'10

    Is your vendor a virtual desktop NIMBY?

    Virtual desktop infrastructure vendors say their products can help manage user machines, but how many of them actually use their own products?

  • July 12, 2010 12 Jul'10

    Virtual Profiles customers endure VMware acquisition of RTO Software

    Small companies sell innovation, but they are often gobbled up by market leaders. IT pros share some defensive tips to guard against acquisition-related woes.

  • July 07, 2010 07 Jul'10

    Host-based vs. client-based 'remoting' protocols

    Microsoft RDP and Citrix ICA were once remote display protocols, but client software isn't dumb anymore, and RPP and HDX allow for partial "remoting" with some redirection.