- February 13, 2014
Citrix's new VP and GM of desktops and apps discusses the road ahead for DaaS and how Citrix will evolve XenDesktop and XenApp to meet IT needs.
- January 31, 2014
Dell released its Cloud Connect product for desktop access via the cloud this week, but it may have limited enterprise value due to some drawbacks.
- January 27, 2014
Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop 7.5 allow admins to deliver specific Windows apps to mobile devices, plus provide a cloud delivery option.
- January 09, 2014
Software from Atlantis Computing and others use RAM to boost VDI performance. Now IT shops have one more option, and it undercuts the others on cost.
- January 08, 2014
Citrix got in on the Mac game with a new client virtualization offering that delivers Windows virtual desktops to Macs – even if they’re offline.
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- 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.
- January 02, 2014
One DaaS supporter sounds off on unfair Microsoft Windows licensing rules for cloud service providers and the cloud desktop industry in 2014.
- December 20, 2013
Desktop as a Service and storage stood out on the list of top trends in VDI for 2013.
- December 18, 2013
Catch up on the top 10 VDI news stories of the year and learn how the virtual desktop and DaaS markets changed in 2013.
- December 16, 2013
Not all VDI environments need GPU virtualization technology. In fact, sometimes protocol offload will do the trick.
- December 03, 2013
DaaS is no longer the red-headed stepchild of VDI; with VMware and Amazon offering cloud desktops and fostering acceptance, DaaS could gain steam in 2014.
- December 02, 2013
Hyper-converged infrastructure offerings give a boost to VDI through their simplicity and ability to scale easily.
- November 12, 2013
Microsoft loses out big time if people move off Windows, so it would do well to join the DaaS market.
- November 08, 2013
Mac and iOS devices are becoming prevalent in the enterprise. IT must deliver Windows desktop apps to them, but VDI may not be the answer.
- October 22, 2013
After a short break, VMware has gotten the buzz going again around its desktop delivery products.
- October 15, 2013
It may not be bringing sexy back, but Windows Server 2012 R2 is bringing shadowing back to Remote Desktop Services. It's a feature admins sorely missed.
- 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.
- October 14, 2013
The latest mobile thin clients offer enterprises an alternative to tablets with improved data security for virtual desktops.
- October 07, 2013
Speakers and attendees at Interop shared several interesting facts and figures about desktop virtualization deployment.
- September 24, 2013
Now that it works better for managing images in VDI environments, VMware Horizon Mirage has finally gotten its mojo back.
- September 17, 2013
Windows licensing for virtual desktops is a tax that increases VDI costs, particularly for BYOD. Calls for Microsoft to #FixVDA haven't been met.
- August 27, 2013
DaaS hasn’t caught on in enterprises yet. Could new options from VMware and other large vendors kick start the cloud hosted virtual desktop movement?
- 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 27, 2013
Latest HP, Dell Wyse thin clients can enhance the virtual desktop user experience with new thin client options delivered this month.
- August 27, 2013
VMware upped its VDI storage game with Virtual SAN, while storage vendors disclosed new flash and converged storage appliances for virtual desktops.
- August 23, 2013
VDI management tools that use layering are considered a godsend by IT pros who have tried other methods. Unidesk updated its layering tool this week.
- 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 15, 2013
With Liquidware's FlexDisk, apps can now be connected directly to users at login, creating personalized virtual desktops in nonpersistent View shops.
- 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.
- August 02, 2013
Storage is no longer a major obstacle to VDI adoption, so will desktops really go all-virtual?
- July 31, 2013
For a desktop virtualization project to be successful, IT needs to focus on delivering specific apps and remembering their goals.
- July 31, 2013
VMware Horizon Workspace 1.5 hit GA with new features for IT shops that need to integrate data, device, application and identity management.
- July 30, 2013
Thanks to a handful of vendors or architectural choices, virtual desktops infrastructure can be an affordable option for organizations.
- July 16, 2013
Oracle has ceased development on Oracle VDI, Sun Ray software and client hardware with plans to focus on Oracle Secure Global Desktop and VirtualBox.
- July 09, 2013
You can use VDI to give workers desktop access and make some parts of endpoint management easier, but VDI is costly and won't solve all endpoint woes.
- June 21, 2013
VMware is pushing the Horizon Suite's pricing and management capabilities, but View shops aren't biting just yet.
- June 12, 2013
Bromium's vSentry for desktop security now adds more secure connections over untrusted Wi-Fi and better collaboration capabilities.
- June 10, 2013
Quest customers no longer have to worry about vWorkspace support ending, but Dell says it's not for enterprise-level environments.
- May 24, 2013
The initial hope for VDI thin clients was to reduce costs, but admins now just want convenience. Vendors at Citrix Synergy delivered new options.
- May 23, 2013
Citrix VDI admins can deploy and manage XenDesktop and XenApp under the same architecture, something they expected for years.
- May 22, 2013
Citrix has officially ceased development and support for its Application Streaming feature, and has directed IT pros to use Microsoft App-V instead.
- May 20, 2013
As Citrix Synergy 2013 kicks off in Anaheim, attendees hope to learn about new desktop and application delivery strategies for the mobile world.
- May 17, 2013
The Citrix Synergy 2013 conference is awash with vendors moving beyond just desktop virtualization and into enterprise mobility management.
- May 14, 2013
BriForum London 2013 focuses on Remote Desktop Services 2012, tips for IT to embrace the mobile era and more.
- 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.
- May 07, 2013
Former Quest customers no longer have to wonder what's up with vWorkspace. Dell released version 8 with exciting new features and support.
- May 02, 2013
NVIDIA GPU platforms have opened up VDI to all types of applications, and further advancements may be on the horizon.
- April 22, 2013
Parallels Management Suite for SCCM can help IT manage Mac computers and the client hypervisors that many of them run on in virtualized environments.
- April 19, 2013
An update to HBGary's malware analysis tool will allow IT pros to make virtual desktops more secure without taxing resources.
- April 16, 2013
The cancellation of Citrix Synergy Europe is just another indication that the virtualized desktop market is moving toward mobility.
- April 04, 2013
Companies that want VDI but lack the expertise or the Capex look to Desktop as a Service, but cloud-hosted desktop costs vary.
- March 29, 2013
Companies that want to deliver virtual desktops but can't justify VDI costs see cloud-hosted desktops as a viable -- if not better -- alternative.
- March 20, 2013
VDI storage bottlenecks don't have to mean extra SAN; Atlantis Computing lets virtual desktop customers use server RAM instead.
- March 15, 2013
A recent survey showed that VDI adoption is slow among small businesses. See what else it can teach you about your environment.
- February 26, 2013
Windows Server 2012 updates that cause sudden reboots have IT pros wondering what that means for VDI and RDS environments.
- 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.
- February 19, 2013
Server and desktop administrators alike will be interested in VMware's Virsto acquisition, which brings better thin provisioning and more for VDI.
- February 18, 2013
A widespread U.S. Army VDI project brought virtual desktops to military hospital staff so they could access applications from multiple devices.
- February 14, 2013
Propalms, a U.K.-based software vendor, has acquired the assets of Pano Logic, which went belly up last fall and left customers in the lurch.
- January 31, 2013
Liquidware Labs' new FlexApp departmental installed applications tool gives IT another way to deliver apps to end users in VDI environments.
- January 10, 2013
IT pros dealing with the influx of consumer devices hope Desktone's Windows as a Service offering will alleviate the desktop management burden.
- December 18, 2012
2012 may not be a great year according to the Mayans, but desktop virtualization vendors and IT pros saw positive changes in the VDI market this year.
- December 12, 2012
Organizations looking for affordable virtual desktop tools have few choices today, but NComputing offers a viable VDI option.
- November 15, 2012
Pano Logic's closure is still shrouded in mystery, but VDI resellers point to a dried-up sales pipeline.
- November 13, 2012
If you really need Windows on a mobile device -- and that's a big 'if' -- remote desktop mobile apps can be cheaper and simpler than deploying VDI.
- November 07, 2012
The latest Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack supports Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012, but for IT pros, its virtualization features set it apart.
- October 31, 2012
Virtual desktop vendor Pano Logic unexpectedly went out of business, leaving users wondering what to do next.
- September 19, 2012
Former Wyse CEO John Kish sees vendors in the desktop virtualization market pulling customers away from Terminal Services -- because they can make more money on VDI.
- 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 21, 2012
Dell could be a one-stop shop for VDI with Quest vWorkspace, but sources said it will downplay that software in favor of partner Citrix’s VDI.
- 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.
- August 13, 2012
A new virtual desktop management tool lets IT deliver departmental applications with desktop layering rather than application virtualization.
- July 02, 2012
Dell will pay $2.4 billion for Quest Software and get much more than desktop virtualization software. Long-term, it could lower the cost of VDI.
- June 25, 2012
The next version of RemoteFX offers the improvements that Microsoft remote desktop customers requested, but don't get too excited: It won't work with Windows 7.
- June 15, 2012
Former Citrix CTO Simon Crosby hasn't provided much detail about what he's been up to at Bromium -- until now. In this Q&A, Crosby discusses how micro-virtualization could change the industry.
- 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 16, 2012
VDI isn't known for delivering high-end graphics with great performance, but NVIDIA's virtualized GPU is about to transform virtual desktop graphics.
- May 14, 2012
Project Avalon isn't available yet, but already IT pros are speculating about whether it has the potential to transform enterprise environments to the cloud.
- May 10, 2012
Citrix is on a roll. The company flooded VDI shops with news of updated offerings and detailed the future of acquired competitor Virtual Computer.
- May 09, 2012
Hewlett-Packard and Dell have their eyes on the virtual desktop market, and both introduced new client technologies that hinge on VDI at Citrix Synergy 2012.
- May 08, 2012
Sources close to Virtual Computer say Citrix acquired the company for its client hypervisor and desktop management product, NxTop.
- 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.
- April 10, 2012
OnLive Desktop is finally in compliance with Microsoft hosted desktop licensing. The move puts DaaS providers on a level playing field, but some want more from Microsoft.
- April 04, 2012
Microsoft App-V 5.0 offers a native app experience. It also gives IT pros a way to reduce storage requirements and more flexible management options.
- April 04, 2012
Microsoft has finally delivered a new version of its roaming user profiles tool called UE-V, providing profile management for virtual desktops.
- April 02, 2012
Dell acquired Wyse to bolster its desktop virtualization and thin client offerings. Wyse's cloud software could also help Dell gain cloud momentum.
- March 14, 2012
OnLive's free Windows app for iPad is still available, despite Microsoft's licensing rules. Now, DaaS providers fight back.
- March 09, 2012
Microsoft illuminated Windows licensing rules for cloud-hosted virtual desktops, putting OnLive's free Windows app for iPad in the crosshairs.
- 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 25, 2012
Desktop virtualization and BYOD go hand-in-hand. But both are cultural changes and VMware View has its share of challenges, starting with the profile management feature.
- 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 26, 2011
To broaden VDI adoption, Citrix must reduce the cost of VDI. With its App-DNA acquisition and other advances, it's closer to achieving this goal.
- October 24, 2011
Citrix XenDesktop costs too much for the average SMB, but the company's newly branded and refreshed Kaviza's VDI-in-a-Box offers these shops a good option.