Understanding applications

Understanding your applications is the next step in a virtual desktop design. Which applications are installed? Which applications are actually in use? Which applications are critical to core business operations? Which applications require backend data? Virtualization design is all about the applications. If a user cannot use the applications they need, they will not be able to do their job successfully.

The first step is to create a comprehensive list of applications currently in use. This will create the basis to determine which applications should be included in the virtual desktop solution. Once the application list is compiled, you will need to verify application compatibility and interoperability. There might be ...

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