For most organizations rich clients have been proven to be the most productive way from a desktop angle and with Windows Vista there are big improvements to make everyone even more productive. Combined with some server based elements, (e.g. Softgrid Application Virtualization, Folder Redirection, etc…) Windows Vista provides key benefits to enhance user productivity while increasing data security and management capabilities. Still, for some organizations, the complexity of their environments have grown as some workers have very limited tasks in their desktop environments yet deal with massive amounts of sensitive data while other workers need full capabilities on their desktops. So the purpose of this paper is to provide an overview and a starting point for a discussion on some of the different desktop architectures out there as well as showing how Windows Vista can play an integral part in their deployment.
You can find and download the paper at www.windowsvista.com/flexibledesktop or you can read it right away on this blog if you click here. At both the first site and this blog you will continue to find more and more information on what we are doing at Microsoft to make it easier to manage and customize your IT infrastructure.
Source:→ Windows Vista Team Blog
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