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  • VMworld 2015 Day 2 EUC Keynote Live Blog

    The Day 2 keynote of VMworld 2015 takes place today in San Francisco. Yesterday's opening keynote didn't have any EUC content in it, so today we'll learn what VMware has planned in the desktop/VDI/mobile world. The keynote is over now. Read from the bottom...
    Published Sep 01 2015 by Brian Madden , 3,778 views, 2 comments
  • VMworld session notes: Shawn Bass: The Future of End User Computing

    I attended Shawn Bass’s session at VMworld 2015 on Sunday called The Future of End User Computing . This was one of the 30-minute “quick talk” sessions. (Which, given Shawn's reputation, seemed appropriate.) This session was amazing...
    Published Aug 30 2015 by Brian Madden , 5,905 views, 3 comments
  • VMworld session notes: Brian Gammage: Workplace Transformation through EUC

    On Sunday I attended Brian Gammage’s session Workplace Transformation through EUC Transformation: How to Plan, How to Start. This was a 30-minute session. Brian joined VMware in 2011 after being Gartner’s top analyst in the VDI space, so him...
    Published Aug 30 2015 by Brian Madden , 1,877 views, 1 comment
  • Windows 7 support will end before we know it! Time to start real planning for Windows 10.

    Even though Windows 7 has been out since 2009, I feel like we all just got there. True, we’ve been there for a few years, but I still feel like we’re all collectively catching our breaths and we relax for a minute before we start thinking...
    Published Aug 27 2015 by Brian Madden , 3,347 views, 1 comment
  • Citrix's new CEO will need to embrace the competition in areas where they don't lead

    On yesterday’s podcast, Gabe, Jack, and I talked about Citrix’s challenges for the year ahead. At one point we were talking about their new CEO, and Jack asked me, “What do you do if you’re the new CEO of Citrix?" The most important...
    Published Aug 19 2015 by Brian Madden , 6,225 views, 4 comments
  • Prediction: By end of 2016, VMware Horizon will be neck-and-neck with Citrix XenDesktop/XenApp

    I predict that by the end of next year, VMware Horizon 6 will be neck-and-neck with Citrix XenDesktop / XenApp in the enterprise. I base this prediction on talking to many customers (several of them very large), who are seriously looking at Horizon 6...
    Published Aug 12 2015 by Brian Madden , 13,615 views, 18 comments
  • Something about Windows 10

    Since news of Mark and Citrix interrupted last week’s article on Windows 10, I figured I should still write something about it at some point. Everyone knows that Microsoft has an alternating good/bad historical cycle for desktop OSes. Windows 2000...
    Published Aug 05 2015 by Brian Madden , 6,215 views, 3 comments
  • Windows 10 launch da... Holy shit! Mark Templeton is retiring! Elliott got a board seat!! Citrix stock UP 8%! Wha???!!

    We were all geared up to do a story on the Windows 10 launch and all the parties that Microsoft was going to have in their stores yesterday. Then we read this little tidbit on Citrix’s news site that Mark Templeton is retiring (again) and that the...
    Published Jul 30 2015 by Brian Madden , 7,681 views, 11 comments
  • BriForum 2015 Denver is next week! The session list is crazy, and there's still time to sign up...

    It’s hard to believe that it’s time for BriForum again, our three-day independent technical conference about desktop virtualization, enterprise mobility, and end user computing. It kicks off in Denver on Monday, and there’s still time...
    Published Jul 15 2015 by Brian Madden , 5,553 views, 0 comments
  • Teradici releases an SDK & APIs to make their core PCoIP technology available to anyone!

    Last week, Teradici made their software building blocks available to anyone with the release of a product they’re calling the Teradici Pervasive Computing Platform . (TPCP? I’m just going to call it the Teradici Platform.) This is a very,...
    Published Jul 13 2015 by Brian Madden , 7,479 views, 0 comments
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