Here's our first ever Brian Madden TV show! (Read Brian's blog post explaining what this is all about.) In this episode, Brian and Gabe review the big events, trends, and themes of the desktop and application virtualization space from 2008. Show topics included:
- Acquisitions that took place in 2008, including VMware / Thinstall; Microsoft / Calista and Kidaro; Symantec / Nsuite, Altiris, Appstream;and Red Hat / Qumranet.
- Microsoft entering the VDI space
- Vista's popularity and application compatibility problems
- VMware View 3
- Microsoft VECD
- Terminal Server being renamed to Remote Desktop Services
- Microsoft making the commitment that Windows remote experience will be as good as Windows running locally
- And of course, BriForum
Since this is our first-ever show, it's a little rough around the edges. (For example, we didn't think about allowing for space for the commercials when we recorded it, so they're just kind of stuck in there.) But we got it recorded, got the website set up, and had a lot of fun in the process.
Tune in next Thursday for Brian Madden TV episode 2, which will be recorded onsite at VMworld Europe 2009 in Cannes, France.