Desktop Virtualization


VMware Horizon on the Edge

Tom Fenton is inspired to put a single small ESXi server at a physical location that would host virtual desktops needed by that location and use it to run VMware's Horizon desktop virtualization software.

What's New in VMware Horizon 7 Version 7.11, CART 5.3 and DEM 9.10

This release of VMware's virtual desktop infrastructure software is huge, says our local VMware expert Tom Fenton, who details the new offering here and explains how VMware is going all in with their HTML5-based Horizon Console and is giving a definitive deadline for the retirement of their Flash-based Horizon.

First Look: Hands-On with Windows Terminal

Tom Fenton goes under the hood of Windows Terminal (currently only available in Preview Mode).

How To Install and Use NetropyVE

The software version of the WAN emulator hardware appliance Netropy is installed as a virtual appliance on vSphere, has a GUI interface, and can inject jitter, latency, and packet loss into a network stream. Here's how to get started.

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Hands on with VMware Horizon 7 Version 7.9 and CART 5.1

Tom Fenton takes the new release for a spin to look at the new and enahnced features, along with what's missing from making it completely comparable to Horizon Administrator.

Drilling Down on PCoIP Settings on VMware Horizon 7.7

Using the pcoip.admx file, you can change the behavior of your PCoIP connection between a virtual desktop and a VDI client.

The Dell UltraSharp U3219Q Monitor with Built-in KVM Switch

With enough real estate to work with multiple documents, you can attach multiple different computers and VDI clients, as well as wireless and wired keyboards and mice with no issues.

The Dell U3818DW Monitor with Built-in KVM Switch

If you work with multiple computers and you're looking to declutter your desktop, you might want to investigate using a monitor like Dell's 38-inch curved display.

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Windows Sandbox, Part 2: How To Install and Use the New Windows 10 Feature

In this second article of a two-part series, Tom Fenton takes you step-by-step to create a temporary desktop environment with Windows Sandbox.

Windows Sandbox, Part 1: How To Install Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18323

Run untrusted or new software in Windows Sandbox without affecting your host desktop.

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How To Install and Use the VMware Horizon Performance Tracker

HPT monitors the the performance of the display protocol and virtual desktop usage, which is useful when troubleshooting issues and planning for deployments.

The Updated VMware Horizon 7.7 Help Desk

A look at the updated features and how to access the Horizon tool.

Getting Started with VMware Virtual Print

The new printer solution included in Horizon 7.7 gives VDI administrators a third option for printing from a virtual desktop.

How To Set Up a $40 Printer Server for Virtual Desktops

Tom Fenton sets up an Intel Compute Stick as a cheap and easy printer server option for his Infoprint 1352 printer.

How To Use a Thin Client as a Printer Server

Don't throw away your old printer just because it's no longer supported on Windows 10 -- follow these steps to set up an easy workaround.

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