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  • 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 , 4,104 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 , 5,244 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 , 5,807 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 , 7,487 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 , 5,937 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 , 9,007 views, 19 comments
  • Microsoft kills Windows RT. "This is a huge mistake!" says no one.

    One of the best announcements from Microsoft’s Windows 10 event last week as that they’re killing Windows RT. There are no words to describe how happy I am about this. (Actually, there are lots of words to describe it, such as my 2013 article...
    Published Jan 26 2015 by Brian Madden , 7,354 views, 3 comments
  • Microsoft's universal apps + VDI/VMI = useful "Windows" apps on iPhones & iPads. Huge opportunity for Citrix & VMware!

    Yesterday Microsoft had a big Windows 10 event where they announced all sorts of things, including their vision for Windows 10’s “universal apps.” The concept of universal Windows apps has been around for a long time (I feel like we’ve...
    Published Jan 22 2015 by Brian Madden , 8,821 views, 7 comments
  • 2015 *has* to be the year Microsoft lets partners sell Windows desktops as a service... right?

    A few weeks ago, I wrote an article which essentially asked what was left to do in the desktop virtualization industry and what the priorities should be for 2015. I actually had a hard time writing that article, because... well, we've just made so much...
    Published Jan 19 2015 by Brian Madden , 5,745 views, 2 comments
  • Citrix is creating a mouse?!? (And it's awesome!)

    This week at the Summit 2015, Citrix announced a prototype of a mouse. (Yeah, that kind of mouse!) There's not much info on it yet, but here's what I learned from people who attended Summit this week. Called the " X1 Mouse ," this thing is a Bluetooth...
    Published Jan 15 2015 by Brian Madden , 17,927 views, 17 comments
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