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Master the art of VDI licenses

IT pros are responsible for knowing the ins and outs of VDI licensing. This quiz can help refresh their memories and test just how much they truly know.

In her hit song "Complicated," Avril Lavigne asked, "Why do you have to go and make things so complicated?" IT administrators are singing the same question to virtual desktop vendors when it comes to VDI licenses.

Traditional desktop licensing does not apply to a virtual desktop deployment. The structure of one license to cover one user and the one device she works on is not applicable. Organizations must buy VDI licenses per device for multiple users to work with the same device or per-user VDI licenses so that one employee can work on any device. The licensing options vary depending on the VDI vendor, which adds another layer of complexity for IT.

Discover how VMware and Citrix handle licensing for their VDI products differently, and dive deeper into Windows 10 virtual desktops.

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