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Microsoft Licensing: the Everlasting Mystery Part II – Licensing for Hosted Desktops and Shared Hosted Desktops

Published on 09/25/2013 by Mark Luquire
Category: Microsoft

Now that we have discussed the basics of Microsoft licensing for the VDI environment in my last blog article (http://parkplaceintl.com/blog/microsoft-licensing-everlasting-mystery-part-licensing-basics-vdi-environment/) onward to licensing the Hosted Desktop side of VDI we go.  When talking about Hosted Desktop solutions, depending on the product you are using, you may have a choice between using a Windows Server O/S (Windows 2008/2012) or a Windows Desktop O/S (Windows 7/8).  There are major differences in licensing that come into play here.  ...

Microsoft Licensing: the Everlasting Mystery Part I – Licensing Basics for the VDI Environment

Published on 08/12/2013 by Mark Luquire
Category: Microsoft

For many, trying to understand Microsoft licensing is a painful and time-consuming chore.  Microsoft has done a great job of ensuring this continues, to their benefit.  The larger your corporate environment, the more complex the licensing challenges can become.  For the purposes of this article, let’s focus on Microsoft licensing when it comes to a virtual desktop environment.First, it is important to differentiate the different types of virtual desktop or VDI environments you may ...