Virtual Desktop Definitions

This glossary explains the meaning of key words and phrases that information technology (IT) and business professionals use when discussing virtual desktop and related software products. You can find additional definitions by visiting WhatIs.com or using the search box below.

  • V

    VMware Blast Extreme

    VMware Blast Extreme is a remote display protocol designed to deliver graphics-intensive virtual workloads using the H.264 advanced video compression standard.

  • VMware Horizon Air

    VMware Horizon Air allows IT administrators to deliver cloud-based virtual desktops and applications to users on any device or on a Web browser.

  • VMware Horizon Client

    VMware Horizon Client is software that IT or users install on endpoint devices to connect with Horizon View virtual desktops and applications running on vSphere ESXi servers in a company's data center.

  • VMware Horizon FLEX

    VMware Horizon FLEX is a desktop virtualization product that allows IT administrators to deliver virtual desktops to Windows and Mac endpoints.

  • VMware Horizon Mirage

    VMware Horizon Mirage is a desktop management tool that centrally manages physical and virtual desktop images.

  • VMware UEM (User Environment Manager)

    VMware User Environment Manager is software that IT professionals can use to configure and deploy employees' desktop computer settings.

  • VMware View Persona Management

    VMware View Persona Management is a feature in the Horizon View desktop virtualization platform that stores and delivers user-specific data and settings to a virtual desktop from a dedicated profile located in a remote repository.

  • VMware vRealize Operations for Horizon

    VMware vRealize Operations for Horizon is a monitoring tool that tracks the health and performance of Horizon, Citrix XenDesktop and XenApp, and Remote Desktop Session Host deployments.

  • VMware Workspace ONE

    VMware Workspace ONE is a centralized management platform that combines the company's enterprise mobility management, cloud-based desktop management and identity management products to manage and secure end-user computing devices.

  • W

    Windows Thin PC

    Windows Thin PC (WinTPC)  is a stripped down version of Windows 7 for legacy PCs that do not have the resources to support a full version of Windows 7.

  • Windows XP Mode

    Windows XP Mode is a feature of the Windows 7 operating system that allows it to run applications that are only compatible with Windows XP.

  • Z

    zero client

    Zero client, also known as ultrathin client, is a server-based computing model in which the end user has no local software and very little hardware.

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