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October 2016

Desktop Virtualisation: The Essential Guide

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Desktop virtualisation, or virtual desktop infrastructure, has come of age, partly thanks to shifts in workplace practices. Employees are increasingly working remotely and need full access to corporate systems. It is often inconvenient to use the corporate laptop but the user still needs access to the systems offsite. This has been the traditional use case, but as devices such as the iPad and Android tablets have grown in popularity, IT leaders have faced the dilemma of providing continued access to corporate applications, many of which still require a Windows client. Modern desktop virtualisation enables the user to “run” applications on whatever device they use, so long as there is a suitable VDI client.

Table Of Contents

  • VMware Horizon Air Hybrid-Mode bets big on cloud-based desktops
  • A hands-on look at VMware Horizon View 7
  • Five things to know before a XenDesktop farm migration
  • How EMM tools can complement VDI
  • Workspot belongs in the second tier of VDI platforms

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