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Windows 10 and the mystery of the missing cloud

Azure, one of the strongest cards in Microsoft's hand, was absent from the Windows 10 preview event

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Citrix develops mouse to make iPads, iPhones more Windows friendly

The mouse uses Citrix's Receiver client to interact with remote Windows apps

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Desktop-as-a-Service: Your BYOD Assist

Using virtualized desktops delivered from the cloud is a way to bring apps to wherever your users are working and whatever they're working on.

VMware again lets users run virtualized desktops locally with Flex

Employees get a desktop they can use without Internet access and IT keeps control of it

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Citrix Software Aims to Solve Storage/Virtual Desktop Performance Problem

Citrix refreshes XenApp and XenDesktop

Amazon protects its virtual desktops with two-factor authentication

The company's WorkSpaces service can be used with hardware tokens from Gemalto

CIO Turns to Data Analytics to Hunt Down VDI Ghost

When Seattle Children's Hospital inexplicably found login times for its virtual desktops reaching as much as 15 minutes on some mornings, it turned to wire data analytics to track down the elusive cause of the problem.

Citrix Brings Desktop Management to Xenmobile

IT staff will be able to manage Windows 8 desktops in addition to mobile devices

VMware Looks to Airwatch to Simplify Management and Centralize Client Storage

The goal is to integrate desktops and mobile devices for users and IT administrators

Fave Raves: 33 Tech Pros Share Their Favorite IT Products

What IT pros like, in their own words.

VMware Extends Horizon Beyond Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

VMware has bundled its VDI software with other VMware desktop virtualization products

Amazon's Workspaces Becomes Generally Available

But Amazon has to overcome questions regarding software integration, security and availability to succeed, according to analyst

Cisco plans $1B investment in global cloud infrastructure

By partnering with the likes of Australian operator Telstra, Cisco hopes to catch up with competition

How to Protect Virtual Machines

These four products represent different approaches to VM security.

VMware Unwraps Hybrid Cloud Desktop Virtualization

With the new VMware Horizon DaaS offering, IT organizations can deploy enterprise-class virtual desktops to a public cloud, private cloud or seamlessly mix the two with a hybrid cloud deployment.

IGEL Turns Old Laptops Into Thin Clients with New Software

The company's Universal Desktop Converter 2 software costs $80 per laptop

13 Free Tools for Windows Server Admins

Here are some of the best free tools and utilities out there to help you in managing your network.

Chromebooks Getting VMware Virtual Desktop Service

Organizations will be able to run their Windows applications on Google Chromebooks with VMware's new desktop virtualization service

Has Dell Created the Perfect Thin Client?

Many have tried to create a marketable thin client, let alone a perfect one. So far, all have failed. But the Dell-Wyse Cloud Connect, announced this week, might be close.

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