Chapter 9. Offline Desktops

Why Deliver an Offline Desktop?

VMware View allows you to enable users to check out their virtual desktops and run them offline. But why would you do this, and what should you consider if you do? Initially, the concept of offline desktops was designed to close the last mile on consolidating desktops in centralized vSphere environments, namely laptops. When VDI first hit the market, it struggled to address users who use a laptop as their primary device. Since the solution was introduced, however, technology has evolved so that mobile devices have proliferated, and the form factor has become a combination of tablets and laptops. Because the tablet is more dependent on online content, it has improved the availability ...

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