Unidesk is kind of weird because they’re making a lot of noise without actually announcing any product. I had dinner with the founders in Boston way back in April. At that time they were talking about releasing a product in October, although at VMworld they reguided that to “Q4.” In the meantime they’ve been tweeting, blogging, taking pot-shots at the competition, and talking about how awesome they are without ever talking about an actual product. Well, except this:
They also talked about some high-profile folks they’ve scored, although so far the list hasn’t really included anyone who's made a name in the desktop space. (I mean sure, that’s great that they got gazillionaire Don Bulens, one of the founders of EqualLogic, but I’m yet to be convinced that a storage guy can rock the desktop world.)
All this changes with Ron.
I’m not sure exactly what his job will be, but you can rest-assured that Ron brings instant credibility to the company in the eyes of the thousands of people who have seen him speak at BriForum, VMworld, iForum or read any of his three books. (One on Terminal Server and two on VMware ESX.)
So congrats to Unidesk for scoring Ron. So, um, can you tell us what the hell you’re doing now? :)