• June 09, 2010 09 Jun'10

    A preview of BriForum 2010 Chicago

    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 02 Jun'10

    HDX versus PC-over-IP: The protocol war is not over yet

    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 28 May'10

    'Zero clients' promise to replace fat clients but have downsides

    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 26 May'10

    McAfee promises antivirus awareness for virtual desktops

    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 21 May'10

    Microsoft adds App-V support to WSUS

    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 20 May'10

    Citrix vs. VMware -- which is enterprise-ready?

    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 19 May'10

    Reporter's notebook: Citrix Synergy 2010, day two

    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 18 May'10

    Reporter's notebook -- Citrix Synergy 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 18 May'10

    What are 'zero clients,' and how are they different from thin clients?

    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 13 May'10

    IT shops push ahead with virtual desktops

    Among the Citrix faithful, virtual desktops are finally moving from the pilot stage into production.

  • May 13, 2010 13 May'10

    Citrix releases immature version of XenClient hypervisor

    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 12 May'10

    Here are 15 reasons desktop virtualization fails

    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 07 May'10

    Citrix XenClient inches toward availability

    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 05 May'10

    Looking ahead to Citrix Synergy 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 04 May'10

    VMware, Citrix add offline support to virtual desktops

    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.