Tasked with rolling out virtual desktops to remote users with a new thin client, Tom discovers it runs Windows 11 IoT Enterprise. So what's that?
Tom Fenton, needing warranty information for hundreds of Intel NUC systems used as thin clients to connect to VMware Horizon virtual desktops, finds the Linux command dmidecode to be a powerful tool.
The marquee feature in Windows 365 Frontline, now in public preview, allowing each Frontline license purchased to have up to three users access the Cloud PC, albeit not at the same time.
Tom Fenton explores what resources are required to run a VDI client on top of a generic OS vs. a thin client
"If you have a business that has seasonal spikes, DaaS makes a lot of sense."
Tom Fenton takes a look at Microsoft's Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS), which provides desktops that run in the cloud and which are managed and administrated by the cloud provider.
From the Horizon Cloud Service on Microsoft Azure to Architecting Horizon: The Official Reference Architecture, VMware Explore (formerly VMworld) is returning to an in-person format with many Horizon sessions of interest to Tom Fenton.
Paul details where this hidden gem fits, where it doesn't, why you should care and coming improvements.
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Tom points out a key factor that can make VDI a success and talks about one of the reasons it failed in the early days.
Tom takes a look at Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) and hybrid infrastructure.
Tom explains how HCI works with VDI.
Tom looks at ways to offload UC processes from datacenter CPUs to VDI clients, monitoring remote assets and the benefits of using SD-WAN.
With the basics out of the way, Tom looks at some VDI techniques to increase performance and decrease costs.
After previously explaining what VDI is and its recent history, Tom dives in to specific components and some best practices around them.
Tom gives expert hands-on advice as more employers try to keep their employees happy working from home without risking a corporation's digital assets.