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By Brien Posey Evaluate Sep 09, 2016

Microsoft Remote Desktop Services vs. Remote Desktop Session Host

Microsoft Remote Desktop Services has made significant strides since its early days, but Remote Desktop Session Host has built up a lot of good will over the years. Continue Reading

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By Gabe Knuth Evaluate Sep 22, 2016

UEM is poised to revolutionize Windows desktop management

Windows desktop management is getting a facelift. Powered by new unified endpoint management tools, IT can manage mobile devices and physical and virtual desktops with a single platform. Continue Reading

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By Brien Posey Evaluate Sep 15, 2016

Three reasons cloud-hosted virtual desktops haven't taken off

Three major concerns prevent desktops as a service from infiltrating IT shops -- cost, security and the maturity of the technology. Find out which one really isn't much of an issue. Continue Reading

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By Robert Sheldon Get Started Aug 26, 2016

How to support Microsoft's Skype for Business tool on virtual desktops

Skype for Business is finally viable for VDI shops. Find out why unified communications apps are tough to support on virtual desktops and how Microsoft fixed the issues. Continue Reading

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By Gabe Knuth Evaluate Aug 25, 2016

Five reasons cloud-hosted desktop projects fail

Desktops as a service often bring benefits such as easier management, but they don't fit every situation. Tacking a DaaS project onto an OS migration, for instance, is doomed to fail. Continue Reading

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By Alastair Cooke Evaluate Aug 23, 2016

How desktop provisioning works with VMware Instant Clone

IT can use Instant Clones in VMware Horizon View to provision multiple virtual desktops with shared RAM and disk resources, which can improve overall performance. Continue Reading

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By Alastair Cooke Get Started Mar 29, 2016

How to set up a Chromebook remote desktop

Google Chromebooks are available at several price points. IT can use the cheapest models as near-disposable thin client devices for mobile employees or as inexpensive backup VDI clients. Continue Reading

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By Alastair Cooke Get Started Aug 05, 2016

How to deliver Linux desktops using VMware Horizon

VMware added support for Linux VDI in Horizon View 6.1. It still has some work to do to match the functionality of Windows desktop virtualization. Continue Reading