A new whitepaper offered as a free download is designed to offer insight into the suite of desktop virtualization technologies from Microsoft, and what they can do in an enterprise environment.
The Microsoft Desktop Virtualization document is more of an overview of the technologies offered by the software giant to business customers, especially those working to adapt their organization’s operations as they embrace the consumerization of IT trend.
In the whitepaper, Microsoft focuses on a range of scenarios including user state virtualization, application virtualization, operating system virtualization, enterprise management and even VDI vs. RDS session virtualization.
“Microsoft Desktop Virtualization is a comprehensive suite of solutions that helps organizations give their employees the flexibility to work everywhere on a range of devices. It offers a consistent, secure, and personalized experience across locations and devices while helping to improve compliance through centralized control and secure access to confidential data,” the company said.
“Microsoft Desktop Virtualization solutions empower IT to simplify management by unifying IT operations onto a single and centralized infrastructure. It enables instant provisioning of corporate applications and desktops, which gets users up and running sooner, and it equips IT to provide access to legacy applications during the migration to Windows 7.”
Microsoft is unique as it provides the right set of Desktop Virtualization solutions that organizations need to solve their specific business pain points efficiently, thus maximizing their return on investment. The following sections describe the scenarios that Microsoft Desktop Virtualization solutions can help organizations enable:
- Flexible Access to Windows. Microsoft Desktop Virtualization solutions provide secure access to Windows from many connected devices (desktops, laptops, mobile devices, and non-Windows-based devices1). It provides users the flexibility to access their desktops from the connected devices they choose, giving them the freedom to work anywhere. At the same time, it empowers IT to keep users happy by providing them a consistent and personalized experience across multiple devices while making sure the corporate environment is secure.
- Anywhere Productivity. Microsoft Desktop Virtualization solutions provide secure access to applications, data, and personal settings on any corporate PC. It enables applications, data, and personal settings to follow users, keeping them productive when they switch PCs and even when they are disconnected from the network. IT can keep users happy by providing them access to their personalized Windows experiences across multiple connected or disconnected PCs.
For administrations of virtualized assets, the software giant notes that customers are able to leverage the same System Center solutions they’re using to manage their physical environments.
The promise from Microsoft is that its Desktop Virtualization products were designed with enterprise security, compliance, cost control, etc. in mind, even in the context in which users work remotely and access the organization’s infrastructure from a range of devices.
“The challenge for IT is to provide users with a consistent experience that works across locations and devices while avoiding business disruptions and securing confidential corporate data. Because modern workers expect access to new capabilities in days or weeks instead of months, IT must provision users with those corporate resources quickly,” Microsoft added.