Virtual Desktop Tips

Tips

  • Microsoft virtual app delivery options for mobile devices

    Microsoft Intune, App-V and RemoteApp all let you deliver apps to mobile devices, but no one approach is perfect. A combination of Intune and RemoteApp for virtual app delivery can work well.

  • Virtualization plus RDP equals VMI?

    If you have a reason to deploy VMI to users, you want a purpose-built VMI platform, but if you just want to try out an Android OS on your iPhone, you can use virtualization and RDP to play around.

  • What affects virtual server and desktop density

    Virtual desktops and virtual servers have a similar concept but act in different ways. Memory and OS are among the factors affecting each technology.

  • Don't let VDI storage costs hinder performance

    Layering, persona management tools and flash arrays help keep virtual desktop users happy and VDI storage costs down.

  • DaaS dilemma: Trade licensing woes for app compatibility concerns

    You can use Windows Server-based desktops to bypass Windows licensing complexity, but you may have app compatibility issues to content with instead.

  • How to license Windows-based DaaS desktops

    SA, VDA and SPLA licensing terms make it difficult to understand how to deploy DaaS desktops and comply with Microsoft's rules. Even when you get the details sorted out, you might face a big bill f...

  • Publish complete virtual desktops with an RDSH farm

    Horizon View 6.0 empowers IT admins to publish virtual desktops using an RDSH farm. Find out how, and get the details on what an RDSH farm is.

  • What you can do with Ericom Connect

    Ericom Connect is built on a grid architecture that makes it a good alternative to virtual desktop products from Citrix and VMware, or a good replacement for VDI-in-a-Box.

  • Three VDI endpoints go head to head

    There are a few ways admins can provide users with the hardware that makes it possible to access their virtual desktops. Get to know the three major options.

  • Server and VDI storage aren't the same

    It's important to understand the differences between how server and desktop virtualization use storage. Server storage doesn't have a direct effect on user experience, but VDI storage does.

  • Virtual GPU selection for dummies

    If users don't need graphically intensive applications, your virtual environment probably doesn’t need vGPU. But workers who need CAD or 3D rendering software also need processing power, so the rig...

  • There’s a wrong way to do DaaS

    If your DaaS deployment has a direct connection with the provider, you could have some of the same issues a branch would. But if you need to scale or breakdown siloes quickly, cloud-based desktops ...

  • Integrating VMware Workspace Portal with View

    VMware's Workspace Portal offers users a one stop shop to access hosted, virtual, Web and published applications. If you integrate it with View, they can access virtual desktops, too. Here's how.

  • Biggest complaints about VDI

    VDI isn't easy to stand up and deploy, and a lot of people have complaints about it: It's too complex, it costs too much, performance stinks and admins are hard to find.

  • Is VMware's Workspace Portal right for you?

    VMware Workspace Portal offers users one interface where they can access SaaS and published apps as well as data-center and cloud-hosted desktops. If your shop supports any of those, the portal cou...

  • Is your app virt tool a glorified management platform?

    The reasons you started virtualizing apps may not still hold true today. You have to migrate off Microsoft App-V 4.5 or 4.6 eventually, so now's the time to decide what you need from an app virt tool.

  • Deciding between DaaS and VDI

    Shops that only need to support a few virtual desktops, have transient desktop needs or lack the in-house expertise to do VDI are all good potential DaaS customers.

  • What's the difference between DaaS and VDI management?

    VDI management has a leg up on traditional desktop management, but things get even easier when you deliver virtual desktops to users from the cloud.

  • Where's your desktop? Defining VDI and DaaS

    Desktop hosting might mean deploying VDI in your data center, or it might mean throwing those desktops to the winds of the cloud.

  • Windows isn't the only option for DaaS

    A switch to cloud-hosted Linux-based desktops could help solve Windows licensing problems. Workers transitioned to smartphones and tablets; they can get used to Linux too.