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Getting Started with Windows VDI by Andrew Fryer

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Chapter 1. Putting the V in VDI – An Introduction to Virtualization in Hyper-V

Most IT professionals would define VDI as a collection of Virtual Machines (VMs), each running a Windows client OS (Windows 8.1 in this book) that our users will connect to from a variety of devices, such as thin clients, tablets and smart phones, laptops, and so on. In fact, there are other ways of doing this, but these can also rely on VMs, so a basic knowledge of this server virtualization is essential before we can understand Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) itself.

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Strictly speaking, the business of running multiple operating systems, each in its own VM on one physical host is called server virtualization. This may seem to be picky, but as we'll see in ...

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