- 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.
- June 02, 2010
Microsoft's Remote Desktop Protocol, VMware's PC-over-IP and Citrix's ICA, renamed HDX, are all good enough, but the struggle for the title of best remote protocol isn't over yet.
- May 28, 2010
Thin-client vendors have added more capabilities to their hardware, making them smarter but harder to manage. Zero clients solve that problem, but they introduce others.
- 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 21, 2010
Microsoft's Windows Server Update Services patch management tool now supports updates for all Microsoft application virtualization products -- including App-V.
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- May 20, 2010
Between VMware View 4 or Citrix XenDesktop 4, one is more fully baked than the other. But both are missing critical capabilities for production environments.
- May 19, 2010
At Citrix Synergy day two, major themes included how to justify a virtualization deployment, Windows 7 as a catalyst for virtual desktop adoption and more.
- May 18, 2010
One intrepid editor blended in with the crowd at Citrix Synergy. He found IT folks are ready move pilots to production, though hurdles remain.
- May 18, 2010
At Citrix Synergy 2010, Wyse unveiled the Wyse Xenith, a "zero client" device. Find out how this stateless technology works and how can help with device management.
- 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 12, 2010
At Citrix Synergy this week, Brian Madden and Gabe Knuth will talk about 15 reasons desktop virtualization projects go down the tubes. Don't let this happen to you.
- 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.