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May 10, 2018
NComputing CTO Richard Sah discusses new opportunities for IT to take advantage of desktop virtualization, thanks to lower cost and the emergence of hyper-converged infrastructure.
March 27, 2018
Multi-user Windows 10 could replace RDSH, which isn't in the first Windows Server 2019 preview. The move has ramifications for app compatibility, XenApp and Windows licensing.
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.
December 15, 2016
IGEL has a new mobile thin client that gives IT control over users' Citrix, VMware or Microsoft virtual desktops and lets them make better use of existing hardware.
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Fluctuating VDI costs can catch any organization by surprise. Consider open source remote display protocols to keep the price tag low and user experience high. Continue Reading
Microsoft's Remote Desktop Services licensing policies can be confusing if you don't get to know CALs and RDS roles. Continue Reading
Microsoft's Remote Desktop Protocol improves the user experience with the release of RDP 8.0 in Windows Server 2012, but there are some limitations. Continue Reading