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The promise of VDI: Are we there yet?

Virtual-desktop infrastructure promises to be a foundational technology for cloud. If so, it still needs improvement, says John Webster.

By April 10, 2012


Using existing Windows apps remotely on Surface RT

Can you run existing Windows apps on Surface RT and other Windows RT devices? If you have the right back-end infrastructure and licenses, Remote Desktop may provide a way.

By November 6, 2012


Install Windows 8 virtually with free software

You can install the new Windows 8 beta in a virtual environment using the free Oracle VirtualBox or VMWare Player. Here's how.

By March 5, 2012


What's different about storage for virtual desktops?

Virtual desktop infrastructure projects will create renewed demand for high-performance storage. Not surprisingly, performance and management simplicity will be prized.

By February 14, 2012


How to install Windows 8 alongside your normal OS

Try Windows 8 alongside your regular OS on both PC and Mac by downloading Oracle's free VirtualBox software and following our instructions.

By October 3, 2011


How desktop virtualization survived the recession

Desktop virtualization has maintained a position in enterprises and small businesses through the recession.

By September 2, 2011


Virtual-desktop integration touches all professions

Virtual-desktop integration is hot, not only with IT practitioners, but with professionals of many stripes.

By April 7, 2011


Manufacturers get Windows 7 service pack

Microsoft sends first service pack for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 to original equipment manufacturers. Consumers get it later this month.

By February 9, 2011


If virtual desktops great, why not used more?

Desktop virtualization skeptic calls supporters on not using VDI more prominently themselves. But from user perspective, pure VDI isn't goal--flexibility, efficiency are.

By December 27, 2010


Microsoft goes on the iPad offensive

A set of Microsoft marketing slides pits Windows 7 slates against Apple's iPad. You might be able to guess who comes out the winner.

By January 24, 2011