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November 06, 2014
Microsoft finally ceded to the demand for a per-user Windows license, but without pricing, the true cost for convenience is unclear.
July 24, 2014
If you go by big analyst firm predictions and vendor hype, you'd think every IT shop has virtualized desktops, implemented BYOD and uses MDM software. But that's far from reality.
July 23, 2014
Are the VDI capabilities in Google Chromebooks enough to combat low power and limited VPN options? IT admins weigh in on this low-cost alternative for enterprise deployment.
May 19, 2014
1E will enter desktop virtualization fray later this year with client virtualization software that offers offline VDI without infrastructure costs.
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Per-user SA licensing doesn't make doing VDI or DaaS any easier for SMBs: There's still no SPLA for Windows client OSes, and the licensing changes benefit only large shops. Continue Reading
The per-user licensing model for SA applies only to Windows 8.1 Enterprise, which you can upgrade to from only certain versions of Windows. The perk is also available only to companies with 250+ seats, and the price of a license is still unknown. Continue Reading
Technology-wise, it's possible to access a virtual desktop from a tablet, but the user experience may not be ideal. On the other hand, if you have a mouse and keyboard hooked up to the tablet, it can be a great way to access VDI. Continue Reading
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Recent Windows licensing changes don't make it any easier for small shops to do DaaS because there's still no SPLA for the desktop OS and multi-tenancy is a no-no. Continue Reading
Microsoft has finally changed its licensing model for VDI from per device to per user. This will save your shop some cash, and it's a serious win for Microsoft customers. Continue Reading
Offline connections still pose a problem when it comes to VDI sessions. How has networking evolved to allow for better connections over the WAN and to remote desktop sites? What tools and practices can virtual desktop managers apply? Continue Reading
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Virtual desktop environments aren't immune to viruses and malware, so it's important to have an antivirus tool and strategy in place before your deployment gets infected. Continue Reading
When virtual desktops don't work well, it makes for unhappy employees and IT pros. Luckily, there's a lot you can do to optimize VDI performance, such as allocating enough hardware and using some flash in your storage system. Continue Reading
It's easy for your VDI implementation to start off on the wrong foot or break once it's in place. Ask yourself a few questions and find out if your VDI is broken, then take five steps to fix it. Continue Reading