- March 10, 2011
Microsoft's virtual desktop line got a mini refresh. There is management integration for MED-V and Package Accelerators for App-V 4.6. Thin PC also got a status update.
- 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.
- March 09, 2011
Some virtual desktop products integrate with enterprise management suites, but most VDI relies on its own consoles. Is that so bad?
- February 21, 2011
IT pros who have tested XenClient have their complaints, but Citrix promises to deliver a production-level version this year with an HCL that extends beyond Intel graphics.
- February 16, 2011
A new version of VMware View will arrive next week. And déjà vu! A certain key feature remains among the missing.
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- February 01, 2011
Citrix XenClient only supports Intel vPro, but vPro isn’t necessary, and other bare-metal client hypervisors are compatible with various AMD and Intel chips.
- January 10, 2011
Microsoft doesn’t support IE6 virtualization, but some IT shops violate their EULAs to run virtual Internet Explorer because the benefits outweigh the risk.
- December 22, 2010
A Citrix instructor from the MetaFrame days takes a tour of XenApp 6 and finds impressive new features, including integration with Active Directory.
- December 15, 2010
If a Hyper-V client and MinWin, a stripped-down OS, appear in Windows 8, they could resolve Microsoft's argument against licensing virtualized Internet Explorer.
- December 15, 2010
Despite slow corporate adoption of desktop virtualization this year, Citrix is looking to updated products such as XenClient and XenDesktop for a better 2011.
- December 08, 2010
Citrix XenDesktop 5.0 has big improvements, but upgrading from the previous version will be a bear, if not impossible.
- December 06, 2010
Microsoft prohibits virtualizing Internet Explorer, but is the company reading its own application virtualization rules correctly?
- December 01, 2010
In early 2010, Microsoft’s position on virtual desktop technology was one of benign neglect. In 2011, it has a much different story to tell.
- November 22, 2010
Cloud-based virtual desktops from Kaviza, Desktone and others have some benefits, but not everyone is convinced that this approach trumps on-premise models.
- November 18, 2010
Microsoft won't support virtualizing IE even with its own App-V tool and recently irked developers by stopping one application virtualization company from offering IE on the Web.