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  • Workspot, previously mobile-only, releases a desktop client. A challenge to Citrix & VMware?

    Yesterday Workspot announced an upgrade to their “Workspace as a Service” offering which includes using RDP to deliver Windows apps to Windows clients . Previously Workspot only had iOS and Android clients, so we put them in the “mobile...
    Published Mar 26 2015 by Brian Madden , 2,855 views, 6 comments
  • Ericom Connect v7: a ground-up rewrite of their desktop virtualization product that seems more modern than Citrix or VMware!

    Yesterday Ericom released Ericom Connect v7 , the latest version of their VDI & RDSH desktop and app virtualization solution (formerly known as AccessNow). Connect is a complete rewrite which was two years in the making. It focuses on enterprise scalability...
    Published Mar 25 2015 by Brian Madden , 4,161 views, 6 comments
  • VMware releases Horizon 6.1 (or Horizon 6 "newest release" or whatever they're calling it)

    Last week VMware released the latest version of their Horizon 6 desktop virtualization product. It's been about a year since they first released Horizon 6—their product which combines VDI desktops with RDSH sessions and seamless application publishing...
    Published Mar 19 2015 by Brian Madden , 4,466 views, 8 comments
  • What do you do for desktop search in VDI and RDSH?

    Here’s a topic that I haven’t thought about in a few years: What do you do for desktop search (or “Windows Search,” as it’s now called) in VDI and RDSH environments? Windows Search is a big part of the total desktop experience...
    Published Mar 11 2015 by Brian Madden , 4,403 views, 8 comments
  • Parallels buys 2X Software

    Yesterday Parallels announced that they have acquired 2X software. Who is Parallels? Parallels is a virtualization software company with offerings that are similar to VMware. They have Mac-based client-focused solutions, including Parallels Containers...
    Published Feb 26 2015 by Brian Madden , 6,763 views, 4 comments
  • RDSH versus VDI: 2015 edition

    I've given a "TS versus VDI" presentation several times in the past. It began at BriForum 2008 Chicago, where I co-presented the topic with Benny Tritsch. In that presentation, Benny dressed up as the mature, "proper" solution (as TS was in those days...
    Published Feb 25 2015 by Brian Madden , 8,288 views, 9 comments
  • Here's the single reason why enterprises aren't flocking to DaaS

    For those few remaining readers who don't believe we've beat the DaaS horse to death, I would like to present this week's article about DaaS. It stems from a conversation I had during PEX with a financial analyst who asked me what was holding back enterprises...
    Published Feb 18 2015 by Brian Madden , 7,889 views, 7 comments
  • Are you ready for VMI (Virtual Mobile Infrastructure)? It's like VDI, but for remoting mobile OSes

    Gabe, Jack, and I have started talking about VMI more and more on our podcasts and at our events, but it just occurred to me that we never actually wrote a “This is VMI” article for BrianMadden.com. So today’s topic is “This is...
    Published Feb 11 2015 by Brian Madden , 9,701 views, 14 comments
  • VMware buys Immidio, foists the new term "Workspace Environment Management" (WEM) on us

    Earlier this week VMware announced that they were buying Amsterdam-based Immidio. Friends of BrianMadden.com know Immidio well, as they were spun off of Login Consultants in 2008 to focus on selling software while Login remained focused on consulting...
    Published Feb 06 2015 by Brian Madden , 7,383 views, 1 comment
  • Cloud-hosted Exchange with RDSH/VDI Outlook is a performance nightmare. Are there any solutions?

    I got an email the other day from a guy who works for a large North American financial institution asking whether I knew of any customer who has successfully implemented Outlook in the cloud with VDI. I don’t, so I figured I’d post the story...
    Published Jan 29 2015 by Brian Madden , 10,780 views, 20 comments
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