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Getting Started with Windows VDI by Andrew Fryer

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Summary

Microsoft RDS includes two techniques for providing virtual desktops, Session Virtualization and VDI based on a collection of Windows 8 VMs. While Session Virtualization uses far less hardware resources, it is based on a server OS, which can be a jarring experience for our users and limit the applications we can offer using this technique. VDI consumes more resources, but offers our users a first-class experience. If we have good tools and practices in place to manage real desktops, then we can quickly deploy VDI without too much additional training. There's no right answer here, so it's about what is right for the department or business that will use VDI.

We have now got a basic VDI deployment setup, but the virtual desktops we have created ...

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