VMware virtual desktop software
- August 14, 2019
VMware's new desktop-as-a-service product will get some play at VMworld. How Managed Desktops differs from its Horizon 7 offering is still a mystery.
- July 29, 2019
In this Q&A, VDC Research's Eric Klein explains why Chrome OS has jumped ahead of the market by providing a browser OS that addresses enterprise use cases.
- June 14, 2019
Manufacturing company Royal Technologies chose Cameyo to access its Windows-based legacy applications without the complexity of a virtual desktop infrastructure.
- April 30, 2019
VMware's integration into Dell devices and services as part of the newly unveiled Unified Workspace product could be a boon for IT admins.
- August 31, 2018
Recent updates to VMware Horizon include features that focus on troubleshooting UX issues and making it simpler for IT to manage the tool.
- July 26, 2018
Citrix still holds a large advantage in the desktop virtualization market, but several factors could allow VMware's market share to grow.
- January 25, 2018
Organizations with VDI and RDSH will likely take a performance hit after patching Meltdown and Spectre, according to test results from Lakeside Software.
- January 11, 2018
Virtual desktop users are averse to downtime. A new capability from Citrix and Nvidia allows for live migration of vGPUs so VDI shops can keep graphics processing up and running.
- August 30, 2017
At VMworld 2017, VMware aims to simplify app publishing by moving it to the cloud, and the Dell EMC VDI Complete bundle adds application virtualization.
- August 11, 2017
With VMworld 2017 fast approaching, the time is right to plan your agenda. VDI admins should consider attending these seven sessions on key topics, including HCI and Workspace One.
- July 17, 2017
Organizations don't want to go through the headache of involving multiple vendors in their VDI environment, so vendors aim to mitigate this and other negative aspects of VDI.
- June 02, 2017
The Citrix vs. VMware rivalry is expanding into analytics. VMware's CTO of end-user computing says analytics will help IT better secure applications and data.
- May 19, 2017
VMware bolstered its partnership with Microsoft this week by adding support for Azure to Horizon Cloud. Organizations that want to manage both cloud and on-premises desktops now have a plethora of options.
- March 01, 2017
Remote workers often struggle on high-latency networks. Citrix HDX Adaptive Transport allows them to access their virtual desktops and apps with no lag.
- February 13, 2017
VDI versus DaaS is no longer a one-or-the-other choice. VMware Horizon Cloud lets businesses manage on-premises VDI and cloud-hosted desktops from one control plane.
- August 30, 2016
At VMworld 2016, Dell, HP Inc. and IGEL Technology increase support for cloud desktops running on their thin clients. Vendors must keep up as cloud adoption rises.
- August 25, 2016
IT experts share their wish lists for VMworld 2016. For SMBs, it's high time VMware brings cheaper VDI to the table.
- June 24, 2016
IT pros have run into several issues regarding App Volumes 3.0, saying it was rushed to market. And VMware's approach to different versions has only increased confusion.
- December 23, 2015
It was a big year for VDI news. Citrix lost its CEO. Dell will own EMC and VMware. One thing didn't change though: Citrix and VMware are still battling for supremacy in the desktop virtualization market.
- October 13, 2015
Analysts and IT experts weigh in on how Dell buying VMware’s owner, EMC, will affect the company’s end-user computing business, and where this deal leaves Citrix.
- September 02, 2015
VMware's EUC GM Sanjay Poonen believes matching Citrix feature-for-feature isn't as important as having a long-term vision for IT organizations.
- July 20, 2015
Free Windows 10 upgrades may prompt users to move before IT is ready. VDI and other strategies can prevent app compatibility issues and helpdesk calls.
- March 13, 2015
A year after its release, VMware shores up Horizon 6 with RDSH capabilities, GPU virtualization and Linux support to chip away at Citrix's EUC supremacy.
- February 03, 2015
VMware's Harry Labana discusses plans to tie Immidio to App Volumes and vRealize for workspace management across physical, virtual and cloud desktops.
- January 29, 2015
VMware is in talks to acquire Immidio to fill the gaps within its user management and App Volumes tech and draw interest from XenApp customers.
- December 19, 2014
Desktop as a service, GPU and application publishing dominated virtualization news in 2014. Take a look back and catch up on what happened with Microsoft, Citrix and VMware.
- October 14, 2014
VMware will combine existing technologies for Horizon FLEX to deliver offline desktops. But how widespread its use will be remains to be seen.
- September 12, 2014
Horizon DaaS customers will soon be able to deliver apps as a service. But IT still must ensure users can be productive on those apps no matter where they try to access them.
- August 29, 2014
As VMware looks to compete with Citrix for EUC dominance, it's added a partnership with Google and Nvidia for Chromebooks graphics performance, and teamed up with Cortado for Horizon 6 printing.
- August 22, 2014
With VMware's CloudVolumes acquisition, admins can provide personalized virtual desktops without managing separate images for each user. Applications will work more like they do on mobile devices, too.
- May 07, 2014
VMware might have to rely on another vendor to improve View's Unity Touch feature, which gives virtualized Windows a more mobile-friendly interface.
- April 09, 2014
Citrix XenApp is no longer the only app publishing game in town; VMware Horizon 6 delivers virtual desktops, applications and offers central IT management.
- February 28, 2014
VMware's new CTO Chris Wolf takes on questions about the role of VDI in the mobile era, competition with Citrix and what's next for DaaS.
- January 06, 2014
VMware has replaced CTO Scott Davis with a promising engineer who may help the company succeed in the end-user computing space.
- October 22, 2013
After a short break, VMware has gotten the buzz going again around its desktop delivery products.
- October 15, 2013
VMware officially joins the DaaS market with its acquisition of Desktone, signaling that Desktop as a Service is here to stay.
- October 14, 2013
The new version of VMware's physical desktop management product, Horizon Mirage, will now manage persistent View virtual desktops too.
- September 24, 2013
Now that it works better for managing images in VDI environments, VMware Horizon Mirage has finally gotten its mojo back.
- August 27, 2013
VMworld went in a surprising direction for IT pros with respect to EUC announcements by making none during its annual user conference.
- August 19, 2013
Amid speculation that VMware and Teradici could split, the two companies address the rumors and View protocol update plans ahead of VMworld 2013.
- August 09, 2013
The next version of VMware Horizon View will focus on mobility and include network enhancements, context aware security, IPv6 support and more.
- June 21, 2013
VMware is pushing the Horizon Suite's pricing and management capabilities, but View shops aren't biting just yet.
- May 14, 2013
Desktop virtualization isn't the only way to get Windows apps on non-Windows devices, but VMware's CTO says there's still a need for it in some cases.
- February 20, 2013
VMware has put View and Mirage into the Horizon Suite to integrate its end-user computing management tools into a single stack -- for a price.
- September 14, 2012
This week's vSphere 5.1 release lacks VMware View support. Users and partners seem OK with it, as long as support gets added soon.
- August 29, 2012
VDI offers a way to deliver apps to tablets, but VMware's Horizon Suite may become a better alternative.
- August 15, 2012
VMware View shops that use Microsoft RDSH but don't need all the XenApp bells and whistles can bypass Citrix and use RDS via PCoIP instead.
- May 23, 2012
VMware's acquisition of Wanova gives View shops software to centrally manage virtual and physical desktops and a way to support departmental and user installed apps with VDI.
- May 02, 2012
New features in VMware View 5.1 improve VDI management and lower storage costs. And that's not all: BYOD shops get new mobile app tools with Project Octopus and Horizon App Manager 1.5.
- February 27, 2012
BYOD shops that use VDI to give end users access to virtual desktops from iPads and other devices say the benefits outweigh the downsides.
- February 21, 2012
If your enterprise has a VMware-centric VDI initiative, why not pair it with Mitel's virtual softphone application and kill two birds with one stone?
- January 20, 2012
There's no question surrounding the viability of desktop virtualization, but that isn't the case with mobile virtualization. IT pros wonder whether the technology has a place in the enterprise.
- January 03, 2012
ATMs hold data and software that can be compromised by sophisticated criminals. Diebold will blunt threats by transforming ATMs into VDI-based zero clients.
- December 22, 2011
In 2012, VDI will be just one way to deliver desktops. IT pros will use various forms of desktop virtualization to deliver enterprise apps to mobile end users.
- December 13, 2011
Many IT pros find that legacy storage isn't right for virtual desktops. Here, three companies explain the alternatives they chose to improve performance and lower storage costs.
- November 29, 2011
Virtual desktop adoption remains slow and low and some IT managers in Windows shops say they aren't interested in the technology at all. Web-based applications are partly to blame.
- October 19, 2011
IT pros that deliver VMware View virtual desktops can expand their VDI environment to power users once View supports NVIDIA 3D graphics.
- October 04, 2011
VDI isn't the dominant way to deliver Windows 7 desktops -- not by a long shot. These IT pros mix it up with traditional PCs, VDI, app virtualization and other remote desktop technologies.
- September 14, 2011
VMware View 5 is available this week with profile management, more client device support and better PCoIP WAN performance.
- August 30, 2011
IT shops can get more value from VMware View 5 using tools that come from third-party vendors. Check out some of the new options.
- August 25, 2011
Citrix customers get user app personalization in XenDesktop 5.5. VMware View shops won't get this feature in View 5, but they can buy software from Liquidware Labs to do the job.
- August 24, 2011
Citrix fortifies XenDesktop 5.5 with RingCube's app delivery feature, along with XenApp 6.5 in virtual desktop race against VMware.
- August 10, 2011
Enterprises that use the XenDesktop virtual desktop software from Citrix Systems can expect to see more personalized user applications with the company's acquisition of RingCube.
- August 05, 2011
New application delivery platforms aggregate SaaS apps and give IT a way to control how end users access cloud-based apps. Here are three to consider.
- July 29, 2011
VMware reduced the bandwidth required for PCoIP in View 5, but IT pros still want the company to address some remote protocol performance issues.
- July 15, 2011
VMware's plan for VDI adoption is to sell View for cheap or give it away. The company now offers vSphere 5 Desktop to make its new licensing policy affordable for VDI.
- June 29, 2011
VMware and Citrix VDI only go so far. IT pros must add user profile layers, application layers and more to create a true desktop experience through virtualization.
- June 15, 2011
VMware will deliver some long-awaited features in View 5, but customers of the VDI product won't get everything they ask for.
- April 07, 2011
VMware's acquisition of the Mozy cloud-based desktop backup platform makes little sense for its server business but perfect sense for its desktop and cloud strategies.
- March 09, 2011
VMware introduced a View Client for the Apple iPad, a device more consumer- than enterprise-driven. IT pros wonder when VMware will tackle more important enterprise needs.
- February 16, 2011
A new version of VMware View will arrive next week. And déjà vu! A certain key feature remains among the missing.
- November 12, 2010
Citrix is so enthusiastic in its support for Microsoft App-V that some customers wonder if it might pull the plug on its own application streaming. And whither VMware ThinApp?