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Getting Started with Windows VDI by Andrew Fryer

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Application virtualization

One of the biggest challenges in providing VDI of any kind to our users is that we need to include all the applications they need across our various collections. At one extreme, we could deploy all our applications on just one collection that everyone uses; at the other, we could end up using just Personal Collections, with each virtual desktop replacing a physical desktop. The problem here is that we install applications on operating systems that run on specific computers, but it's our users who need access to them. So what we really want to do is assign applications to users. This is exactly how App-V works, and if that's all it did, it would still be an essential tool in VDI; however, it also has other useful features: ...

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