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What Kind of “Rescue” is it when You’re Trading Down to Drown in a Sea of Complexity?

By Raj Mallempati – Director, Product Marketing Recently Microsoft and Citrix launched something called a VDI Rescue Promotion targeted at VMware View customers.  By combining the Microsoft VDI Standard Suite and the Citrix XenDesktop VDI Edition, they are claiming to have comparable capability to VMware View.  When you look at the fine print, you will see that this promotion is a “trade down” for VMware View...

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Microsoft Finally Recognizes the Importance of Desktop Virtualization with VECD Licensing Change

By Raj Mallempati – Director, Product Marketing At long last, Microsoft publicly recognizes a shift in IT computing trends as indicated in their recent announcements around desktop virtualization and their changes to VECD licensing to support the adoption of virtual desktop environments.  By loosening up the restrictive desktop virtualization license policy (VECD), Microsoft has finally bowed to intensive customer...

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What to Make of Microsoft’s Protocol Announcements

IntroductionAs most of you probably heard Microsoft and Citrix made some pretty big announcements yesterday. There was news related to some great changes (finally) to VECD as well as more information on the former Calista technology – now being dubbed “RemoteFX” (RFX). I’m not a licensing guy, I leave those sort of discussions to others – however, I am a technologist, and wanted to offer up my take on RFX. Microsoft implicitly...

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The Art and Science of Remote Display Protocols

Recently Miercom published a report that was commissioned and paid for by Citrix. VMware did not participate in these tests they, and we have no knowledge around how Miercom/Citrix set those tests up, how they configured VMware View 4, or how they arrived at some of their conclusions. All that being said, we would gladly welcome the opportunity to take part in unbiased, apples to apples comparison with Citrix as we're confident...

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