Desktop Virtualization


VMware Horizon 7.13 Released

VMware recently announced the availability of what is probably the last release of Horizon 7: Horizon 7.13. The EOL of Horizon 7 is to be expected as Horizon 8 was released earlier this year.

Choosing Between Virtual Desktop Infrastructure or Hosted Desktop Infrastructure

Amid the massive work-from-home surge, Tom Fenton says organizations planning for long-term remote work may be better off with VDI, while those who will see workers returning to their offices may like an HDI scheme.

Kubernetes Stars in Cisco SD-WAN, VMware Desktop Hypervisor

Kubernetes, one of the most popular open source projects ever, continues to shine in a software-defined wide-area networking offering from Cisco and new desktop hypervisor products from VMware.

In Contrast to 'Permanent Remote Work,' VMware Messaging Touts 'Return-to-Office'

Virtualization kingpin VMware was quick to tout its wares for the remote work explosion caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, but its recent messaging has shifted to a "return-to-office" theme in a sign that the company may be looking forward to a recovery period soon.

What's Coming in VMware Horizon 8

Tom Fenton gets a peek at what's coming in the commercial desktop and app virtualization product and offers his opinions on the best new features, including broader Instant Clone support and more.

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.