ReadTip: Resources for Windows and Office license activation with XenDesktop

Below just a few resources I have collected related to Windows and Office license activation with XenDesktop. Licensing is not an exciting topic but we have to deal with it anyway. KMS Configuration using Citrix Provisioning Services Citrix Managing Microsoft KMS Volume Licensing Citrix Configuring Microsoft MAK Volume Licensing Citrix XenDesktop 5 Support Statement for Microsoft KMS activation with Machine Creation Services (MCS) Licensing Windows for VDI environments What is Microsoft VDA Licensing?

Podcast: The Proper Fit for Desktop Virtualization

Last week I had a week off and went snowboarding with my family. Meanwhile my kids go too fast that I could follow them and my wife is a bit more fanatic in skiing than I am with snowboarding, so this leaves me with some time where I can listen to all those podcasts one downloads but never finds the time to listen to. Since I am rather a newbie within the Citrix space, it Read More …

Head-to-head analysis of Citrix XenDesktop, Microsoft VDI, Quest vWorkspace, and VMware View

Ruben Spruijt has published an updated whitepaper “VDI Smackdown” which provides you with an overview of today’s VDI solutions. More details here

Architectural blueprint for Desktop Virtualization

In this video Daniel Feller shares some best practices on how to design a Desktop Virtualization solution. Additional Resources Consulting Whitepapers for XenDesktop 3.0 Ask the Architect: Next-Generation Desktop

Microsoft VDI Suite License review

Brian Madden has done an analysis on the Microsoft VDI Suite License bundles. Read the entire article here