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HTML5 browsers give IT administrators a simple, widely accessible way to deliver virtual desktops to their users.
Users don't need to download extensions or plug-ins on their computers, or install any software on their devices. Instead, the software lives on a server in the data center and users just access their virtual desktops through a Web browser. There are issues, such as a lack of device redirection, as well as problems with security and compliance that may scare off cautious organizations. But generally, allowing workers to access a VDI client from their own devices is a user-friendly approach that can help a VDI deployment succeed. Employees often find it more convenient to access their virtual desktops through an HTML5 client, and they might be more productive remotely as a result.
Take this quick quiz to show off your knowledge of HTML5 clients, including what browsers support HTML5, how HTML5 clients handle remote protocols and more.
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