Microsoft Windows 8 Companion Device License (CDL) for VDI – what does it mean?

With Windows 8 Microsoft introduced the new Companion Device License (CDL) for VDI. What does it mean? Great article from Gabe Knuth. Important to know: […] CDL allows employees to use up to four other devices (per primary licensed device) to connect to their virtual desktop, regardless of where they’re located. By “device,” I mean … More Microsoft Windows 8 Companion Device License (CDL) for VDI – what does it mean?

The Convergence of Virtualization, PCs and Mobile Devices

As users are getting more and more liberated through different kinds of wokstyles, IT technologies are merging together. IT consumerization and BYOD will be two main drivers. From my perspective three major topics are converging: 1. Laptop & Desktop PCs: PC refreshments and migration to new operating systems are classical drivers which won’t change in … More The Convergence of Virtualization, PCs and Mobile Devices

Post-PC era – What is it and why is it so important?

BYOD – Bring Your Own Device and consumerization of IT are major drivers for the Post-PC era. Mhm, Post-PC era, what does it really mean? I heard the term first from CEO Mark Templeton at Citrix Synergy SFO last year and was not able to start of with the terminology. In 2010 Citrix was talking so … More Post-PC era – What is it and why is it so important?