Microsoft Tip Of The Day – Microsoft Desktop Virtualization

How can Microsoft Desktop Virtualization help?
Microsoft Desktop Virtualization solutions help users access virtually any application and Windows environment anywhere, while keeping their personalized experience even when they change their devices. It enables organizations to give employees the flexibility to work everywhere, while simplifying compliance and management through a centralized & unified infrastructure on a more comprehensive platform. Working with System Center management tools, Microsoft Desktop Virtualization empowers IT to unify IT operations onto a single and centralized infrastructure across physical and virtual assets.
To take advantage of desktop virtualization, organizations should start by identifying the business problems they are trying to solve and then understanding how different desktop virtualization solutions can address their specific business needs. Microsoft provides a one-stop shop where customers can choose the best solution for their business needs.

Please see below for what we offer within the full spectrum of desktop virtualization solutions.

1.Change the Device, Keep your Experience
Microsoft User State Virtualization (USV) enables data and user settings to follow the user, keeping users productive even when they change devices. Users maintain access to their personalized Windows experience across multiple connected or disconnected devices. With User Experience Virtualization, employees always have access to their personal settings on any managed device and, when combined with Windows Folder Redirection and Offline Files, their data will follow them as well.
User Experience Virtualization (UE-V) delivers a consistent and personal Windows (application and OS) experience to users regardless how the applications are delivered, what version of the OS they use, and whether it is accessed via a rich desktop or VDI session. It integrates and scales through existing management tools providing a familiar management experience for all size businesses.
Folder Redirection centralizes user folders where user or application data can be stored to a server in the data center, making these folders accessible to the user from any other PC that they log in from.
Offline Files takes files and folders located on a server and make them accessible to end users on their pc even when the network is slow or otherwise unavailable.

2.Virtually Any Application, Anywhere
Application Virtualization enables anywhere access to applications that are available on any authorized device without application installs.
With Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) virtual applications and user settings are preserved whether users are online or offline. App-V helps ensure business continuity, letting users rapidly retrieve applications on a new PC without application installs or conflicts. From a management perspective, App-V increases business agility through faster application adoption, deployment, and updates with no user interruptions for installation or reboot. It minimizes conflicts between applications, allowing enterprises to reduce application compatibility testing time.
Another way to virtualize applications is through RemoteApp, powered by Remote Desktop Services (RDS) in Windows Server. With RemoteApp, IT can deliver server hosted applications seamlessly side by side with local applications; this way IT can secure corporate data and manage applications centrally for users who are always connected and some who require business compliance. Now with support for UE-V, RemoteApp ensures a common application experience whether the user is accessing the remote applications or local applications.

3.Windows Everywhere
Operating System Virtualization allows people to use Windows everywhere, giving a single PC the ability to run one or more virtual operating systems, which may be delivered from the data center or locally. Users benefit by getting flexible access to Windows from many connected devices, while IT benefits by maximizing hardware investments, securing data centrally and overcoming legacy application compatibility issues.
Microsoft VDI allows users to seamlessly access their rich and full fidelity Windows desktops running in the datacenter, irrespective of what type of VDI has been deployed or where they are accessing it from. With Client Hyper-V, developers and IT Pros get a robust virtualization platform on which they can create multiple client/server environments on their Windows 8 PCs. Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (MED-V) removes the barriers to Windows 7 upgrades by resolving application incompatibility. Windows Thin PC can provide users with a secure and familiar Windows experience from re-purposed PCs acting as Thin Client.

Microsoft TIP OF THE DAY—–Microsoft Desktop Virtualization