• 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.

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  • 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.

  • April 27, 2010 27 Apr'10

    How VDI can make your desktop security worse

    Although virtual desktop infrastructure supposedly tightens security, it can in fact let unpredictable users harm data center security.

  • April 21, 2010 21 Apr'10

    How to run apps that aren't Win7-compatible on Win7

    Now that organizations are beginning to move to Windows 7, they'll have to consider application compatibility. Terminal Services and virtual desktop infrastructure can help.

  • April 14, 2010 14 Apr'10

    Symantec's virtual desktop strategy evolves

    After a wave of acquisitions, Symantec was quiet about desktop virtualization. It's interested in managing and securing desktops, but is that approach better than VMware's?

  • April 06, 2010 06 Apr'10

    Keeping IT turf wars at bay with VDI

    Desktop virtualization projects require changes in job functions and collaboration between teams. Frankly, that just freaks out some people.

  • April 02, 2010 02 Apr'10

    MED-V availability means immediate Windows 7 access

    Microsoft MED-V solves the problem of incompatibility between legacy applications and newer versions of Windows.

  • March 31, 2010 31 Mar'10

    XenDesktop updated for speed, better integration

    Feature Pack 1 for Citrix XenDesktop 4 -- released with XenApp 6 -- addresses several architectural issues that users have been waiting for.

  • March 29, 2010 29 Mar'10

    Microsoft's new VDI license cuts costs only for SA customers

    Microsoft's Virtual Desktop Access License is only for IT shops with Software Assurance. Windows desktop virtualization is still costly for many thin-client users.

  • March 23, 2010 23 Mar'10

    Microsoft plots to derail VMware's VDI plans

    Microsoft and Citrix have sharpened their virtual desktop story and are ready to take down VMware. Who will win?