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Updates to VMware Horizon 6 Desktop Virtualization Solutions

VMware Horizon 6 Desktop Virtualization Solutions (a mouth full, right) was released September 2014. Since that time there have been a few minor releases and now Horizon 6.1 (actually 6.11 was just released on June 4) is available. I thought … Continue reading

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Horizon 6 Desktop Book

Writing a book was something I never considered. Nearly two years ago my good friend and co-worker at that time, Ryan Cartwright brought an opportunity to write book for VMware View 5.2 based on a previous version by Andre Leibovici … Continue reading

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The Well-Managed Desktop and VDI

The well-managed desktop has been the goal of IT for many years with the promise it would make their job easier and reduce total cost of ownership (TCO). The tools used to accomplish this feat have improved over the years, … Continue reading

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Application Publishing with Horizon 6

One of the most important IT can deliver to their users is the applications they need. Users need applications to be productive and the easier you can make it for the user to obtain the applications the happier (more productive) they … Continue reading

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With Desktop as a Service – You do Have a Choice

Right now, Desktop as a Service (DaaS) is buzzing. DaaS is a solution in which levels of services are combined to provide a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) solution. The back-end is installed and managed by a service provider while the … Continue reading

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Do You Have Shelfware?

Paint is no good in the can and software is no good on the shelf. Shelfware is software that is bought, paid for, and then left unused on the shelf. Have you contributed to this phenomenon? According to a poll … Continue reading

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The “Other” Reasons VDI Fails

When considering a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) solution, make sure success criteria is defined. What will make the project successful – cost savings, security, better management, etc.? I suspect that in most projects, it will be a combination of all … Continue reading

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Be Careful of the Mixed Messaging Surrounding Windows XP Support

According to a recent article in Computerworld, “Windows XP owners can expect most antivirus vendors to continue providing them with up-to-date signatures long after Microsoft pulls its patch plug in April, but that won’t keep their machines safe.” Don’t be … Continue reading

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End User Computing Considerations

End-user computing (EUC) is undergoing significant transition, driven by the expectations for mobility, collaboration, and user-choice. It is no secret that current approaches are becoming harder to sustain. Over the next few years, IT must transform the old desktop management … Continue reading

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VMware Horizon Mirage with Chuck Mills (@vchuckmills)

In part 1 of a 2 part series Chuck Mills takes us through an overview of VMware Horizon Mirage and live demo.  Chuck will be back with us on July 24th to continue with the live demo and answer more … Continue reading

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