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Hosted VDI or virtual desktops for individuals: Any suggestions?

I’m still hunting for a virtual desktop solution for me, personally. I really would like an instance of Windows sitting in the cloud that I can access whenever I want. I’d ideally like it to include Microsoft Office and I plan on sticking DropBox, Box, Evernote and a whole load of other systems on it. […]

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Trying DaaS on my iPad — it really does rock

This is my iPad running the free Citrix Receiver application, which in turn is connected into my demo account on the CyberlinkASP / Rackspace DaaS service. I’ve been trying it out over the past few days and I have to say, the concept of DaaS (“Desktop as a Service”) really does appeal. The ability to […]

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Got any suggestions for some DaaS/VDI providers?

I’m going to try virtualising my Windows desktop. I want it to run in the cloud — fast — and I want to access it wherever I am on the planet. I want my desktop to persist, though, when I’m not online. And I don’t want to mess about hosting it and then having to […]

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What do you think about Desktop as a Service (“DaaS”)?

I’ve been testing out a 7-day trial account from Desktone. They offer ‘desktop as a service’ for organisations looking to virtualise their end user operations. They describe themselves as ‘the industry’s only cloud-hosted VDI’. I really like the concept of sticking everything in the cloud. I do it as much as I can with all […]