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  • Workspot enters the full VDI market using Nutanix's HCI platform

    Earlier this year, Workspot added desktop clients to their previously “mobile only” offerings, and around the same time they added RDP support to connect to remote RDSH & VDI desktops & apps. If you don’t remember Workspot ,...
    Published Nov 24 2015 by Brian Madden , 2,164 views, 7 comments
  • Citrix announces plan to spin off GoTo, lay off 1000 employees, and move HQ back to Florida

    Ok the part about moving the HQ back to Florida is me reading the tea leaves, but the first two are true. Yesterday Citrix announced their business plan for the next two years and said that they’re going to spin off the GoTo family of products ...
    Published Nov 18 2015 by Brian Madden , 10,156 views, 12 comments
  • What (if any) "performance tweaks" do you do to desktop images for VDI/RDSH desktops?

    VMware recently released a PDF guide and tool which optimizes Windows desktops & RDSH servers for use in virtual environments. At first blush it reminds me of the MetaFrame Tuning Tips & Tricks document that Rick Dehlinger put together about 15...
    Published Nov 11 2015 by Brian Madden , 4,470 views, 6 comments
  • Why Microsoft buying Citrix is a terrible idea, why HP or Cisco will buy them instead, and where the *real* battle is

    Last week I published Why it’s finally time for Microsoft to buy Citrix . It was long (3k words) and it did well (12k views), but no one really commented on it. (Most of the conversation about it on Twitter was based on a remark I made about the...
    Published Oct 29 2015 by Brian Madden , 12,607 views, 7 comments
  • Why it's finally time for Microsoft to buy Citrix. Here's our full analysis.

    There’s been talk for years that Microsoft should buy Citrix. ( 2008 , 2011 ) In the ‘90s, this was always counted with, “Why buy the cow when you get the milk for free?” Certainly that was the case in the late ‘90s and 2000s...
    Published Oct 21 2015 by Brian Madden , 18,938 views, 2 comments
  • Dell announces plan to buy EMC (and VMware)! Here's our full analysis

    Yesterday Dell announced a plan to buy EMC. Since EMC owns VMware, this effectively means Dell announced a plan to buy VMware. This is not a done deal. If it goes through, it will be the largest tech acquisition in history (at $67B), but EMC has 60 days...
    Published Oct 13 2015 by Brian Madden , 41,514 views, 12 comments
  • Microsoft inches closer to offering Windows 10 desktops in Azure (Azure DaaS?)

    Earlier this week, Mary Jo Foley reported that Microsoft is planning to create an option in Azure that lets customers run Windows 10 desktops. Confirming this in their updated Azure for Microsoft Software FAQ , Microsoft writes "We will also enable customers...
    Published Oct 08 2015 by Brian Madden , 26,706 views, 4 comments
  • Citrix is for sale. Possible buyer is Dell. Discuss!

    Last week, Reuters reported that Citrix is trying to sell itself outright instead of slicing itself up into parts and selling those as Elliott Management wants to do. They say Citrix has reached out to Dell and private equity firm Silver Lake Partners...
    Published Oct 01 2015 by Brian Madden , 25,276 views, 10 comments
  • Should VMware (and others) make their AppVolumes packager available to everyone for free?

    There was a lot of talk at VMworld last month about AppVolumes. Project A 2 demonstrated VMware’s vision to use AppVolumes to deploy apps to traditional “fat client” Windows desktops (in addition to being able to use it to deploy to...
    Published Sep 30 2015 by Brian Madden , 10,633 views, 6 comments
  • User Environment Management (UEM): Past, present, and future

    I started my career as a desktop admin in the mid-1990s. Back then, the “user environment” was simple. One user = one computer = one copy of Windows. I think we pretty much used local profiles exclusively. Important files were stored on network...
    Published Sep 16 2015 by Brian Madden , 18,916 views, 1 comment
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