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Getting Started with Windows VDI by Andrew Fryer

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User Environment Virtualization

UE-V is only available as part of the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack, which is free for customers with Software Assurance. The download to evaluate and test it is not freely available, so you'll either need access to the SA resources or an MSDN subscription (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/subscriptions). UE-V is unique among the tools that we have looked at so far, in that it is designed around Windows 8, so it's aware of managing the new user settings and the modern apps that form the tiles in the Windows 8 start screen. It also works in a very different way to Roaming Profiles as it is application aware, and when an application like PowerPoint launches, it will update the user's profile (registry settings ...

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