User Experience Virtualization with Steve Thomas

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Richard chats with Steve Thomas about Microsoft User Experience Virtualization (UE-V). The conversation starts out with a focus on Application and Desktop Virtualization - while server virtualization has become the norm, App-V is catching on more slowly. Steve talks about how the back end of desktop virtualization has become more like the cloud, being very elastic and flexible to better utilize resources. On the front end, things are even more interesting. UE-V provides portability to the relatively light-weight things that are important on the desktop, such as configuration settings, favorites, printers and so on. Like Active Directory Profile Roaming, but without all the baggage. You should check it out!


Steve is a Senior Consultant working for Microsoft Enterprise Services in the overall specialty areas of client solutions and deployment with a focus on desktop, application, and user state virtualization as well as application compatibility. His expertise in desktop virtualization spans both client-hosted and server-hosted infrastructures (VDI.) Has worked with both the SMB market as well as large enterprise networking environments. Considered to be one of the top world-wide technical SME's in App-V, MED-V, Server App-V, UE-V, and Application Compatibility. Prior to working in Enterprise Services at Microsoft, Steve worked in Premier support and was part of the App-V 4.5 and 4.6 betas, the MED-V 1.0 and 2.0 betas, and briefly the UE-V 1.0 beta.

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