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June 19, 2017
So many applications, so little time. That's what one university was facing when it decided to revamp its entire physical and virtual desktop computing environment.
June 02, 2016
Windows 10 desktopshare stands at 17-23% depending on your source for numbers. Can that growth rate be sustained long enough for MS to hit 1 billion licenses by end of 2017?
March 16, 2016
The tech industry seems fixated breaking things apart into ever-smaller units for greater levels of "granularity." Traditional standalone applications are maligned as "monoliths" that must be broken apart in to their component pieces, or "microservices." Broad brush security that covers an entire network is deemed insufficient, to be replaced by "microsegementation" -- applying security policies on a per-workload basis.
But breaking up is hard to do. In his story, "Mad About Microsegmentation," senior technology editor Stephen Bigelow lays out the pitfalls that will befall operators as they go down this road.
Breaking with tradition is hard too. For decades, one of IT's primary responsibilities has been to protect its systems from catastrophic failure by performing regular point-in-time backups that can get back to a known good state.
March 13, 2015
A year after its release, VMware shores up Horizon 6 with RDSH capabilities, GPU virtualization and Linux support to chip away at Citrix's EUC supremacy.
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IT administrators should assess data residency on a case by case basis. That means understanding how the concept has changed and how it works in the cloud. Continue Reading
VDI, DaaS and RDSH have their places in the enterprise. DaaS, for example, is ideal for organizations with a tight budget. IT admins must know which is best for their companies. Continue Reading
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Applications built decades ago weren't meant for today's mobile workflows. That's why mobile application development platforms are evolving to take into account the data users need from those legacy systems. Developers can create micro apps, which serve single purposes and pull in information from back-end databases. This month's cover story explores the tools behind micro apps and how applications have evolved from the complex beasts they once were.
But as organizations turn their attention to micro apps for mobile devices, they must also consider offering unified workspaces to users across different endpoints and OSes. One columnist discusses this trend, while another provides some tips for eliminating common mobile strategy roadblocks. Also in this issue, expert Gabe Knuth gives an overview of user experience monitoring for virtual desktops. And the Device Spotlight shines on Lenovo's ThinkPad X270.Continue Reading
Just months after the release of Horizon 7.1, VMware's back at it with version 7.2, and this release comes with capacity improvements and a new tool for support personnel. Continue Reading
Even though VDI came and made waves in the market, RDSH's staying power is evident because it is so straightforward and should survive the fall of the traditional desktop. Continue Reading
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Microsoft has found a balance for virtual desktops in Windows Server 2016. Personal Session Desktops give IT the option to deploy VDI in Microsoft Azure. Continue Reading
For smaller companies, workspace tools, which bring users' resources into one access point, can work as VDI brokers. VMware and Citrix offer options, as well as some other vendors. Continue Reading
Selecting a desktop virtualization method is a difficult decision for any IT admin. It's important to consider efficiency and user experience to make the best choice. Continue Reading
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Providing remote customer support can be a challenge for organizations of any size. But there's an app for that -- which one software provider put to good use. Continue Reading
Printing from virtual desktops is never easy. IT must decide whether to configure network or local printing and how to manage a multitude of printer drivers. Continue Reading
When end users remain logged in to an RDP session, it consumes valuable resources. Use this PowerShell script to force users to log off. Continue Reading