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July 27, 2020
Unexpected consumption costs mar companies' adoption of the cloud. The reported Microsoft Cloud PC, with per-user pricing, could ease that issue.
June 29, 2020
According to a survey conducted by Enterprise Strategy Group, IT pros pointed to security, productivity and IT efficiency as the virtualization benefits driving VDI and DaaS adoption.
June 15, 2020
Having Citrix Workspace in place pre-pandemic made the shift to remote work easier for William Fry employees, but shoddy home networks posed a significant hurdle for the IT team.
May 20, 2020
Mead & Hunt is using Workspot virtual desktops to enable remote work during the pandemic -- and it's paying off in ways the firm didn't expect.
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One of the most common issues with VMware Horizon virtual desktops is a black screen displaying and crashing the desktop, so IT admins should learn how to troubleshoot this issue. Continue Reading
Any IT admin knows that desktop performance must be high quality to provide quality UX, and in some cases, admins may need to configure GPU passthrough for power user virtual desktops. Continue Reading
Windows printing problems are a pain. If you have printer redirection issues with the Remote Desktop Protocol in RDS, check user permissions, client requirements and more. Continue Reading
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VDI administrators must be adept at troubleshooting various VDI issues. Sufficient planning can prevent some, but IT should be prepared to deal with a few common issues. Continue Reading
IT shops need to look out for complexity, cost and performance problems when they put a VDI implementation plan in place. Continue Reading
It's never ideal to have underutilized servers in a VDI environment. Here's how IT pros can create a PowerShell script to track VDI resource utilization. Continue Reading