‘This week with Brian Madden’ – a weekly column for newbies on SearchVirtualDesktop.com

I've been blogging on BrianMadden.com for over six years now.

I’ve been blogging on BrianMadden.com for over six years now. What started as a blog covering Citrix thin client computing has evolved into an industry and technical site that covers the entire desktop and application virtualization landscape. This technology has obviously become much more popular over the past six years, and more and more people visit BrianMadden.com each month.

Most people know that BrianMadden.com is pretty hard-core. It's really geared for the people who are doing this stuff day-in, day-out, and there's not too much content for beginners who are just getting started in the industry.

After TechTarget acquired us last November, we sat down to discuss ways that we could reach the less-experienced people in the industry who were just getting started with desktop virtualization. We knew that we didn't want to change the focus of BrianMadden.com, so we decided to launch a new TechTarget website dedicated to desktop virtualization with content written for new people. We launched that website, called SearchVirtualDesktop.com, about six months ago.

As you've seen over the past several months, BrianMadden.com hasn't changed one bit (well, apart from the fact that I'm writing a lot more articles than I used to. And we don't plan for BrianMadden.com to change.) SearchVirtualDesktop.com has its own editorial staff (led by Margie Semilof) and writes and finds their own content.

That said, I agreed to write a weekly column for them (every Wednesday) that's geared towards "gently" bringing new people into the desktop and application virtualization industry.

I started writing that column in the beginning of April, and now I've got almost three months of columns out there. So if you're new to desktop virtualization, or if you want something that your boss can read, (or if you don't get enough of this from BrianMadden.com), then you can check out my weekly column on SearchVirtualDesktop.com:

Microsoft enters the VDI market with Windows Server 2008 R2

June 10, 2009 - Microsoft is entering the VDI market with Windows Server 2008 R2. How will competitors like Citrix and VMware react?

Parsing virtual apps, streaming and isolation

June 3, 2009 - Do you know the difference between application virtualization, isolation and streaming? Find out in this week’s column from Brian Madden.

Four desktop virtualization vendors you don’t know, but should

May 27, 2009 - This week, Brian Madden explores four of the lesser-known, smaller vendors in the desktop virtualization space that you may not know, but should.

Top reasons why VDI projects fail

May 20, 2009 - Before you start any VDI project, familiarize yourself with these top reasons for VDI project failure. Brian Madden gives a high-level perspective in this tip.

The secret to saving money with desktop virtualization

May 13, 2009 - Desktop virtualization offers many advantages over traditional desktop computing. Find out how utilizing disk image sharing can help you save big with desktop virtualization.

Who’s who in the desktop virtualization space

May 6, 2009 - Get to know and understand the four primary desktop virtualization vendors: Citrix, VMware, Symantec and Microsoft.

Virtual desktops -- not less to buy but likely less to maintain

April 29, 2009 - When your desktop virtualization vendor says their solution saves you money, you have to figure out whether it's going to save on capital or operational expenses.

Three reasons to virtualize your desktops in 2009

April 22, 2009 - Vendor spin aside, here are the real reasons we are talking about desktop virtualization today.

Remote display protocol advances will usher in a new era of VDI

April 15, 2009 - Picking the right remote display protocol is an important part of every remote-hosted project, be it VDI or terminal server. Fortunately, there are many options.

Desktop Virtualization is more than VDI

April 8, 2009 - This week, Brian Madden lays out categories of desktop virtualization and their differing qualities, including VDI, Terminal Server and OS streaming.

Virtual server, desktop address different problems

April 1, 2009 - Brian Madden kicks off his first column, now a weekly occurrence, by discussing the difference between server virtualization and desktop virtualization.

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