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UPDATE: View 5’s User Experience on an iPad Compared to Citrix XenDesktop

Posted by Cyndie Zikmund and Jia Dai, End User Computing Technical Marketing  The demand for corporate IT departments to support tablets is on the rise.  According to IHS iSuppli tablet sales are expected to grow from 60 million units in 2011 to 275 million in 2015 with the Apple iPad accounting for 74% of the market in 2011 and 43.6% in 2015: Businesses will increasingly rely on virtual desktops to provide business...

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ThinApp, the Taskbar, and Start Menu Pinning

Recently I was asked if there was a way to pin ThinApp packages to the Start Menu and Taskbar in Win 7. Well, depending upon what your desired outcome is, there are both long and short answers. Let's dig into them here… What is "Pinning"?First off, what is "Pinning" in Win 7 (and Vista too)? Basically, "Pinning" is the ability for a Windows User to tack an application to the Start Menu or Quick...

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Windows 8 is Going Our Way!

With details beginning to appear about Windows 8, we’ve been giving some thought as to how this future operating system (OS) release will affect our customers, our products and our vision of the journey to the Post-PC era. On the basis of what’s been seen and described so far, we know Windows 8 intends to: Embed (support for) a version of the Hyper-V hypervisor Run on both x86 and ARM platforms Provide a new user-interface, Metro,...

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What do customers think about VMware View 5

 Having worked on the View 5 launch over the last few months and as a day-to-day user of a View 5 desktop, I can spend hours telling you about what’s awesome about it. From the bandwidth improvements in the PCoIP protocol, protocol session statistics, 3D graphics support, Unified Communications integration and Persona Management, there are lots of enhancements to make my experience better while also making it easier for VMware IT to...

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VMware View 5 PCoIP & Build-to-lossless

Reposted from the VMware Vroom! blog. By Lawrence Spracklen, VMware We have talked in previous posts about the ability in View 5 to disable build to lossless (BTL). When BTL is disabled, PCoIP rapidly builds the client image to a high quality, but lossy image — by default, if the image remains constant, PCoIP would continue to refine the image in the background until it reaches a fully lossless state. Stopping the build...

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