Desktop Virtualization


Windows Virtual Desktop Boosts Azure Integration, Teams Meetings

Microsoft has made generally available two new features of Windows Virtual Desktop: Azure portal integration for easier deployment and management, and audio/video redirection for Microsoft Teams to boost the meetings experience.

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Using Graphic Cards with Virtual Machines, Part 2

Tom Fenton, after earlier demonstrating how he used Virtual Dedicated Graphics Acceleration (vDGA) -- a technology which provides a VM with unrestricted, fully-dedicated access to a host's GPUs -- to use a server with a powerful graphics card in a VM, now shows how he added that VM to Horizon and the results of testing to assess its performance.

Using Graphic Cards with Virtual Machines

Tom Fenton details how he developed a Virtual Dedicated Graphics Acceleration (vDGA) VM to effectively create a powerful virtual workstation that could be delivered using VMware Horizon by passing through a GPU.

Microsoft Ups Its Virtual Desktop Game As Usage Spikes During COVID-19

Microsoft announced that a Spring Update to its Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) service has entered a public preview amid an increase in usage as the COVID-19 pandemic has caused millions of workers to abandon office buildings and work from home.

How to Delete VMware Horizon Instant Clones

Although VMware Horizon instant clones are easy to set up and maintain, removing them from an environment can be problematic as certain objects in vSphere are not always removed when an instant clone pool is deleted. Luckily, VMware offers a tool that makes it easy to remove these objects, and Tom Fenton helps you become familiar with this problem and learn how to resolve it.

Take 5: Windows Configuration Shortcuts

Tom Fenton shares his top five commands used to configure new virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) environments or add virtual desktops to existing environments.

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HPE Intros New Virtual Desktop Wares Amid COVID-19 Remote Work Surge

Hewlett Packard Enterprise is using VDI technology to address the huge upsurge in remote work amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hands on with VMware Horizon 7.12

Although this 7.12 release doesn't have any huge new features, it does have some interesting new ones that should make desktop administration and provisioning easier, and streaming applications launch faster.

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.

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