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  • Hey Brian: Why do you only compare VDI to TS? Why not VDI to traditional desktops?

    Today's "Hey Brian" question comes from someone doing research in the VDI/TS/traditional desktop space. He wrote: Hey Brian, Do you have any data / information on BrianMadden.com where you compare VDI and traditional desktops? All I can...
    Hey Brian! on March 31, 2009 : 7 comments , 6,817 views
  • Why Microsoft doesn’t like client hypervisors

    VMware has a server hypervisor, and VMware has announced a client hypervisor. Citrix has a server hypervisor, and Citrix has announced a client hypervisor. Microsoft has a server hypervisor, so why haven’t they announced a client hypervisor? Are they...
    Brian Madden on March 31, 2009 : 8 comments , 8,645 views
  • Citrix releases an ICA client for the Apple iPhone. Is this the future of Windows apps on mobile devices?

    After months and months of work, a preview version of Citrix’s ICA client (err.. “receiver” in their new nomenclature) is now available as a 0.9 version for free in the iPhone App Store. ( iTunes link ) The new client, which works on...
    Brian Madden on March 30, 2009 : 10 comments , 47,483 views
  • Brian Madden TV #7 - BriForum, Cisco UCS, a vist to Dell, and a talk with Endeavors

    This week's episode of BMTV is the first regular non-conference show we've done. For these types of shows, we're going to attempt to (1) limit the show to 20 minutes, and (2) stick to a more-or-less standard format from week-to-week. The format...
    Brian Madden TV on March 26, 2009 : 6 comments , 7,520 views
  • BriForum 2009 Chicago breakout session topic idea list

    BriForum 2009 Chicago will take place July 21-23, 2009, at the Chicago Hilton. Once again, all of BriForum's technical breakout sessions will be presented by members of the community. We select which sessions (and therefore which people will present...
    Brian Madden on March 24, 2009 : 5 comments , 4,791 views
  • BriForum 2009 Chicago call for papers is now open. You too can present at BriForum!

    BriForum 2009 Chicago will take place July 21-23, 2009, at the Chicago Hilton. Once again, all of BriForum's technical breakout sessions will be presented by members of the community. We select which sessions (and therefore which people will present...
    Brian Madden on March 24, 2009 : 0 comments , 2,619 views
  • Free Training without leaving your desk: Microsoft TechDays 2009

    First of all, this is not an early April Fools joke! But for 24 hours on April 1st(GMT), Microsoft is hosting a rather large and free event that you can participate in without leaving your desk or home. The event is primarily aimed at developers, but...
    Tim Mangan on March 23, 2009 : 1 comments , 4,097 views
  • Terminal Services versus VDI: Brian's presentation from VMworld Europe 2009

    This is a video of the presentation I gave at VMworld Europe 2009 called "TS versus VDI" in Cannes, France last month. It's in front of a fairly large audience (about 500 people) and it was one of the technical breakout sessions at the conference...
    Videos on March 23, 2009 : 8 comments , 31,379 views
  • Cloud-based apps: the “cloud” concept is different than the “cloud” technology

    In today’s world, when people think about the “cloud” in the context of applications, they often think of web-based apps like Google Office or Salesforce.com. While these are both great examples of cloud-based apps, they tend to cause...
    Brian Madden on March 20, 2009 : 1 comments , 10,773 views
  • Brian Madden TV #6 - Microsoft TS and VDI plans for Server 2008 R2

    The upcoming server version of Windows 7 will be released as "Windows Server 2008 R2" late this year or early next year. Microsoft is planning several improvements to the terminal server capabilities. Back in BMTV Episode 4 , we looked at the...
    Brian Madden TV on March 19, 2009 : 2 comments , 6,056 views
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