Desktop Virtualization


Working from Home Via VMware Horizon in the Age of COVID-19, Part 2

Tom Fenton further details his solution for getting remote workers up and running in a timely manner with minimal hardware requirements and user impact using VMware Horizon.

Working from Home Via VMware Horizon in the Age of COVID-19

In emergencies, organizations may not have the 2-3 weeks normally needed to set up full-blown virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), says Tom Fenton, who has come up with his own solution using VMware Horizon to get remote workers up and running in a timely manner with minimal hardware requirements and user impact.

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Analyst: Cloud, 'Digitial Workspaces' Shake Up Virtual Client Computing Space

Research firm IDC is out with a new report on virtual client computing (VCC), an industry it says has been changed by the rise of public clouds and the growth of organizational "digital workspaces."

Review: ATEN CS1964 4-Port Triple Monitor DisplayPort USB KVM Switch

Tom Fenton reviews the ATEN CS1964 4-Port Triple Monitor DisplayPort USB KVM Switch and discovers the joy of switching between computers and displays without having to plug in different cables or a mouse and keyboard, regardless of the content to be displayed.

What Is a Modern Desktop?

Paul Schnackenburg takes a look at just what a "modern desktop" means today in the Microsoft IT camp -- investigating different management approaches that just might improve the lives of you and your end users.

Teradici Claims First Third-Party Virtual Desktop Solution for Microsoft Azure Stack

Teradici says its Cloud Access Software is the first third-party virtual desktop solution to integrate with Microsoft Azure Stack, which lets organizations use Azure cloud technology on-premises and elsewhere.

ControlUp Update Adds Native Integration with VMware Horizon

ControlUp announced version 8.1 of its flagship IT management and monitoring solution, which adds native integration with VMware Horizon and better scalability among other enhancements.

Horizon on the Edge, Part 2: Creating a Desktop Pool

Using an Intel NUC as a server on the edge to deliver Horizon virtual desktops is an interesting proposition and may make sense under certain conditions, Tom Fenton explains.

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.

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