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Microsoft® Lync® Server 2013 Unleashed Second Edition by Randy Wintle, Alex Lewis, David Ross, Tom Pacyk

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VDI Basics

Although there are certainly different approaches used and different technologies implemented by VDI vendors, the idea behind VDI is consistent. It is a technology that enables users to connect remotely to a desktop environment that is stored, executed, and managed centrally, with the presentation of the desktop being delivered to the user via a remote desktop protocol. VDI is also powered by virtualization technology in the datacenter, which enables the desktop to be separated from the underlying hardware. The end result is a flexible desktop environment that increases management control compared to the physical desktop environment, which can potentially decrease desktop costs. There are also potential security benefits with VDI, ...

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