- July 30, 2010
When your multi-vendor virtual desktop installation resembles a VDI Frankenstein, it's hard to know who to call first.
- July 29, 2010
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
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
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
Virtual desktop infrastructure vendors say their products can help manage user machines, but how many of them actually use their own products?
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- July 12, 2010
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
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.
- July 01, 2010
Microsoft activated its latest virtual desktop licensing plan on July 1. It may help Software Assurance customers, but plenty of scenarios remain unclear.
- July 01, 2010
VMware pulled its profile management feature out of the View 4.5 beta, leaving customers with no choice but to shop around.
- June 30, 2010
VMware locks its customers into the ESX hypervisor -- but the lack of diversity may be a good thing for the vendor and its users.
- 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.
- June 23, 2010
Windows 7 migrations and virtual desktop rollouts are big, disruptive projects that are best done together.
- June 17, 2010
Why do app virtualization and virtual desktop projects implode? Let us count the many ways. At BriForum, experts described and gave advice on how to avoid common traps.
- June 09, 2010
Brian Madden looks ahead to BriForum 2010 in Chicago, a vendor-neutral conference where IT workers can compare notes on desktop virtualization technologies and best practices.