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Oct 06, 2015

What's on your desktop?

In this week's Computer Weekly, Microsoft has released Office 2016 and is urging customers to migrate to Windows 10 – but is a desktop upgrade worth the hassle? We report from the Dreamforce conference on the ... Continue Reading


By Clive Longbottom Oct 05, 2015

The best desktop strategy: Forget the desktop

Before licensing and rolling out an updated operating system, it may be time to revise your IT estate Continue Reading


By Brien Posey Manage Nov 16, 2015

How does virtual desktop patch deployment differ from physical desktops?

Patching virtual desktops and PCs isn't exactly the same. VDI puts more strain on your storage system, and read-only virtual desktop images often erase patches at the end of a user's session. Continue Reading


Manage Nov 18, 2015

Comprehensive guide to desktop monitoring tools

IT admins can identify the source of device and app problems using monitoring tools such as Windows Sysinternals and other offerings. Continue Reading


By Esther Shein Get Started Sep 24, 2015

Spinning up a hosted virtual desktop business

The hosted virtual desktop market has matured in recent years, leading to growing interest for the cloud-based technology among small and medium-sized businesses and channel partners alike. Research projects strong... Continue Reading


By Carl Setterlund Evaluate Nov 23, 2015

Top drivers behind desktop virtualization adoption

We surveyed about 500 IT and business professionals on why they use desktop virtualization, and more than half of them listed the same four reasons. Find out those results and more with this infographic. Continue Reading


By Brien Posey Evaluate Nov 20, 2015

How do nonpersistent and persistent desktop management differ?

Persistent virtual desktops might be more like physical PCs, but nonpersistent desktops are easier to manage, because they run from one golden image and don't require as much storage. Continue Reading


Get Started Sep 03, 2015

Your guide to desktop support certifications

There are many different certifications from Microsoft, Apple and other vendors. Admins can use these certs to validate their skills and make themselves more marketable to hiring IT shops. Continue Reading


Get Started Jun 24, 2015

Virtual desktop security guide

To secure virtual desktops, consider antivirus, certificates and network vulnerabilities. Just remember, VDI doesn't always increase desktop security. Continue Reading


By Jim O'Reilly Evaluate Oct 30, 2015

Should businesses use HTML5 remote desktop clients?

HTML5 clients can serve as a widely accessible, mobile friendly way for users to access virtual desktops, but there are still a few security kinks to work out. Continue Reading