Desktop Virtualization


The Rapidly Expanding Universe of VDI

One of the hottest virtualization markets to date is turning into a vendor free-for-all as a mixture of established and startup companies rush to stake their claims.

Microsoft in the Shadows at VMworld

Microsoft is at VMworld in San Francisco this week, but it can't show off its Hyper-V virtualization product because it competes with VMware's products.

Gartner: Pump Up Your Budget for Windows 7 Migrations

Microsoft calls Windows 7 its "fastest selling" operating system, but the new OS may represent increased costs and greater logistical pain for IT shops over the next two years.

Study: Windows 7 Adoption Among Top IT Trends

An annual survey of IT organizations found rising trends toward deploying Windows 7, desktop virtualization and unified communications solutions.

SP1 Coming Next Year for Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2

Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 will be released "within the first half of calendar year 2011," Microsoft announced this week.

Microsoft Releases SP1 Beta for Windows Server 2008 R2

Microsoft today announced the beta release of Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.

Understanding Microsoft's New Windows Virtual Desktop Licensing with Software Assurance

As of July 1, Microsoft will bundle VDI/VDA licensing for the Windows client OS into Software Assurance (SA). Here's how the changes may affect you.

Bare Metal Battle: Microsoft and Citrix vs. the World

Microsoft leads partners to side with Citrix in virtualization's newest battle.

VMware, Others Offer Windows 7 Upgrade Advice

VMware has extended a helping hand to consumers considering migrating from Microsoft Windows XP to Windows 7.

SP1 Roadmap for Windows Server 2008 R2 Unveiled

Microsoft on Monday announced virtualization and other improvements coming with Service Pack 1 for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7.

Companies that Caught My Eye

Being a one-man editorial shop at a magazine and Web site dedicated to virtualization is like blowing up Grand Coulee Dam and trying to catch all the spillover in a paper cup.

What's Next for Virtualization?

Virtualization is evolving into a ubiquitous presence that will permeate technology infrastructures both large and small.

Are You Getting Your Money's Worth with vSphere?

I've spoken to a number of organizations that have upgraded to vSphere, and I've seen that many of them haven't enlisted all of the new features.

Citrix in Sync: Thriving Among the Virtual Competition

Citrix cashes in on its Xen offerings even as it competes and cooperates with its rivals.

TAKE FIVE: Why I Like Citrix

Here's a situation where the nice guy finishes as President and CEO.

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