Virtualization and the Windows desktop

This feature will equip Windows IT managers with the know-how to lead their shops on the path to virtual success as desktop virtualization needs arise.

This year, the IT industry is abuzz over desktop virtualization. But as new terms and technologies continue to emerge, many Windows IT managers are finding it difficult to determine which options best suited their shops' needs. Here you will find resources that explain the jargon and examine the current state of desktop virtualization. This page will equip Windows IT managers with the know-how to lead their shops on the path to virtual success as desktop virtualization needs arise.

Virtualization: Rethinking the Windows desktop

Brian Madden

Emerging virtualization technologies are coming on strong for IT managers charged with bringing order to the chaos of their enterprise desktops and laptops. But what does desktop virtualization really mean? In this on-demand expert webcast, Brian Madden, technology analyst and author, discusses the current state of virtualization and what it means for the classic Windows desktop.
About the Author: Brian Madden is an independent technology analyst and author. He has written several books and hundreds of articles about desktop virtualization and application delivery technology. Brian is a four-time Microsoft MVP, a Citrix CTP and the creator of BriForum, an annual independent application delivery technical conference. He's also the editor-in-chief of, a popular industry Web site with millions of visitors per year.
Attend this webcast on desktop virtualization with expert Brian Madden.

Virtualization and the changing Windows desktop
This Special Report defines the new terms and addresses the options that Windows managers might consider for virtualizing the desktop and for planning their near-term technology needs.
Review our Special Report: Virtualization and the changing Windows desktop.

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