MJFChat: Windows Virtual Desktop: What's In It For Me? - Audio Now Available
Audio now Available:
You can find the transcript of the conversation, here in the forums.
We’ve started a new, twice-monthly interview show on Petri.com that will cover topics of interest to our tech-professional audience. We are calling this show “MJFChat.”
Say Goodbye to Traditional PC Lifecycle Management
Traditional IT tools, including Microsoft SCCM, Ghost Solution Suite, and KACE, often require considerable custom configurations by T3 technicians (an expensive and often elusive IT resource) to enable management of a hybrid onsite + remote workforce. In many cases, even with the best resources, organizations are finding that these on-premise tools simply cannot support remote endpoints consistently and reliably due to infrastructure limitations.
I — Mary Jo Foley, Petri’s Community Magnate — will be interviewing a variety of IT-savvy folks. Some of these will be Petri contributors; some will be tech-company employees; some will be IT pros. We will be tackling various subject areas in the form of 30-minute audio interviews. I will be asking the questions, the bulk of which we’re hoping will come from you, our Petri.com community of readers.
We will ask for questions a week ahead of each chat. Readers can post their suggested questions in the designated “MJFChat” area in our Petri.com forums. Once the interviews are completed — and hopefully on the same day the interview is done — we will post the audio and associated transcript in the forums for readers to digest at their leisure.
Our third MJFChat, scheduled for Wednesday April 3, is between me and Vadim Vladimirskiy, the CEO of IT management and automation vendor Nerdio. The general topic of our chat is everything you need to know about Microsoft’s coming Windows Virtual Desktop (but might have not had a chance to ask). Make sure to submit your best questions before next Wednesday here in the forums.
WVD is a new service which Microsoft is planning to roll out later this year, designed to provide multi-session Windows 10 and support for Windows Server RDS desktop and apps. WVD will allow users to virtualize Windows 7 and 10, Office 365 ProPlus apps and other third-party applications by running them remotely in Azure virtual machines. Just last week, Microsoft released its awaited public preview of Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD). Nerdio was part of the private preview testing group for WVD. Check out Vadim’s recent blog post about WVD for more details.
If you know someone you’d like to see interviewed on the MJFChat show, including yourself, send me a note at [email protected] (Let me know why you think this person would be an awesome guest and what topics you’d like to see covered.) We’ll take things from there….