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.
- By Paul Schnackenburg
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Tom Fenton goes under the hood of Windows Terminal (currently only available in Preview Mode).
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.
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.
Using the pcoip.admx file, you can change the behavior of your PCoIP connection between a virtual desktop and a VDI client.
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.
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.
Run untrusted or new software in Windows Sandbox without affecting your host desktop.
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.
HPT monitors the the performance of the display protocol and virtual desktop usage, which is useful when troubleshooting issues and planning for deployments.