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  • Tablets make people hate VDI, when really they should make them hate Windows apps

    Last week during the podcast we did with Raytheon, we got to talking about VMI (like VDI, but instead of desktop clients connecting to remote virtual desktops, it's mobile clients connecting to remote virtual mobile apps). The topic of "user experience...
    Published Sep 19 2014 by Brian Madden , 2,348 views, 4 comments
  • Live blog of VMworld 2014 Day 2 technical & EUC keynote

    We live blogged our commentary of the Day 2 keynote. Read this from the bottom up. ~~~ 9:45 In related news (that did not come up in the keynote), VMware extended their Cortado (ThinPrint) OEM agreement for an additional 8 years. ( Press release ) 9:40...
    Published Aug 26 2014 by Brian Madden , 6,783 views, 2 comments
  • VMware buys CloudVolumes. Here's our full analysis.

    Yesterday VMware announced that they acquired CloudVolumes for an undisclosed amount. Originally called SnapVolumes, CloudVolumes was founded in 2011 by Matt Conover, Shaun Coleman, and Matthieu Suiche, (and friend of the site Harry Labana joined them...
    Published Aug 21 2014 by Brian Madden , 11,630 views, 28 comments
  • If rewriting your Windows desktop app was so easy, you would have done it by now. Long live Windows remoting!

    Last year I wrote an article called 8 reasons why Windows 8 on a tablet won't fix our legacy Windows desktop apps problem . Reason #6 was "If it were easy to rewrite your Windows desktop application for touch, then you would have done it by now." This...
    Published Aug 18 2014 by Brian Madden , 5,315 views, 3 comments
  • Teradici releases standalone software-only PCoIP host agent which you can install into any* Windows environment!

    Huge news from SIGGRAPH where Teradici just announced that customers can now buy just the PC-over-IP host software and install it as a Windows agent into any machine to get PCoIP-based remote access. Calling it "Teradici PCoIP Workstation Access Software...
    Published Aug 13 2014 by Brian Madden , 8,044 views, 8 comments
  • If DaaS is your first move to the cloud, you're doing it wrong

    Last month in an article titled, DaaS Incrementalism , I detailed all the "other" stuff you most likely need in the cloud in order to move your desktops to the cloud, including file servers, authentication, replication services, databases, etc. Then at...
    Published Aug 11 2014 by Brian Madden , 6,358 views, 3 comments
  • Why VDI use will never hit 100%. (And why that's ok.)

    "What?" you're probably asking, "Brian hasn't written this article about ten times already?" Yeah, it was a surprise to me too. As a bit of background, I was talking to someone on the phone yesterday who asked, "I know you think VDI isn't going to ever...
    Published Aug 07 2014 by Brian Madden , 6,300 views, 4 comments
  • It seems like BYOC (computer) is dead these days, with everyone focusing on devices. Is that right?

    When we first started talking about the "BYO" (bring your own) concept on BrianMadden.com, we talked about it in the context of employees bringing their own computers , as in "BYOC" or "BYOPC." Our first article about BYO was way back in 2007 where we...
    Published Aug 04 2014 by Brian Madden , 5,696 views, 7 comments
  • Brian answers the BriForum "What would you ask Brian?" questions

    BriForum 2014 Boston just wrapped up. One of the cool things we did this year was to include the following questions on the registration form: If you had a chance to ask Brian Madden one question at BriForum regarding desktop or application virtualization...
    Published Jul 25 2014 by Brian Madden , 6,048 views, 1 comment
  • BriForum 2014 Boston kicks off today!

    Hello from Boston where we're a few hours away from our 16th BriForum (in our tenth year). A few notes for those attending: The welcome address starts at 9:00. Visit briforum.com/quiz to qualify for the Geek Out (which will take place tomorrow night)...
    Published Jul 21 2014 by Brian Madden , 3,528 views, 0 comments
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