by Chris Midgley on Wed, Nov 2, 2011 at 10:17 AM1 comment, 5047 views
What's the top benefit you expect to get when you virtualize your desktops? I'll bet most of you will say you expect to substantially reduce the cost of ownership. And that makes a lot of sense, as desktop management is one of the largest cost centers in IT. The approach to managing desktops has changed little in over a decade, making it ripe for improvement.
by Ron Oglesby on Tue, Nov 1, 2011 at 11:00 AM0 comments, 2387 views
When packaging an application in Unidesk or any other software distribution technology commonly used in virtual desktops (think ThinApp and AppV here) you generally will need to disable any auto-update functionality in the application to ensure the package is updated by IT and not the end-user. This is a first in a series of articles about auto-update functionality in commonly used applications.
by Tom Rose on Thu, Oct 27, 2011 at 8:08 PM0 comments, 1261 views
We just aired the third and final webinar in our Fall 2011 "VDI in Education" webinar series, highlighting desktop virtualization deployments at University of Connecticut, Southwestern Michigan College, and William Woods University. Over 600 people registered to hear the VDI project leads at these schools talk about their technology choices, lessons learned, and benefits realized. That 600+ registered...
by Ron Oglesby on Thu, Sep 22, 2011 at 9:30 AM0 comments, 3613 views
Last week a customer was complaining of sluggish performance and specifically that when using IE or attempting to print from IE 9 in their virtual desktops it took a long time to bring up the printing menu. When I say a long time… think a minute or more. Now that seems slow, but its really glacier slow in desktop terms. I mean, sit there and watch the second hand on your clock for 60 seconds and...
by Chris Midgley on Tue, Sep 13, 2011 at 2:23 PM2 comments, 2415 views
Application virtualization isn't new. It's been around for many years, and it's wonderfully useful with VDI deployments. It solves so many IT management problems - single image management of applications, personalized application delivery, reduction of application conflicts (aka, "DLL hell") and more.
Then why are most companies failing to virtualize even half of their applications...