Now that XenDesktop 4 includes numerous ways to deliver virtual desktops, (Greater description of the FlexCast technology), we need to take a look at how those applications are integrated into:

  1. Hosted/Shared desktops
  2. Hosted VM-based desktops (VDI)
  3. Hosted Blade PC desktops
  4. Local Streamed desktops
  5. Virtual Apps to Installed desktops
  6. Local VM-based desktops

(BTW, this also aligns with a CIO magazine article on Desktop Virtualization’s 5 most important flavors

And this is a question that Cole M sent into Ask the Architect.  As always, the short answer is “It Depends”, but I try to do a little better than that in the latest Ask the Architect Video. 



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