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Podcast Episode 11 – Introduction to Microsoft Virtualisation

An introduction to Microsoft Virtualisation

ITAM Review Podcast Episode 11: An introduction to Microsoft Virtualisation

In this podcast I was joined by Mathias Knops of Aspera and Robert Paton and Mark Hobson from Concorde to discuss Microsoft Virtualisation. 

Topics covered in this podcast:

  • How Microsoft software can be virtualised / types of virtual environments
  • What to watch out for when virtualising Microsoft
  • Building systems to manage Microsoft in virtual environments
  • Things to consider when designing new virtual environments- how Enterprise Architects can make SAM friendly decisions

5 Tips for Software Asset Managers getting to grips with Microsoft Virtualisation

  • Identify mobility
  • Understand clusters / virtual relationships
  • Understand the whole estate
  • Understand how the estate could change in the future
  • Keep track of change

What is VDI / VDA?

“Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) is the practice of hosting a desktop operating system within a virtual machine (VM) running on a centralized server. VDI is a variation on the client/server computing model, sometimes referred to as server-based computing.” source

Windows Virtual Desktop Access (VDA) is an authorization strategy that requires each device seeking access to a Windows virtual desktop in a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) to be licensed. source

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About Martin Thompson

Martin is owner and founder of The ITAM Review, an online resource for worldwide ITAM professionals. The ITAM Review is best known for its weekly newsletter of all the latest industry updates, LISA training platform, Excellence Awards and conferences in UK, USA and Australia.

Martin is also the founder of ITAM Forum, a not-for-profit trade body for the ITAM industry created to raise the profile of the profession and bring an organisational certification to market. On a voluntary basis Martin is a contributor to ISO WG21 which develops the ITAM International Standard ISO/IEC 19770.

He is also the author of the book "Practical ITAM - The essential guide for IT Asset Managers", a book that describes how to get started and make a difference in the field of IT Asset Management. In addition, Martin developed the PITAM training course and certification.

Prior to founding the ITAM Review in 2008 Martin worked for Centennial Software (Ivanti), Silicon Graphics, CA Technologies and Computer 2000 (Tech Data).

When not working, Martin likes to Ski, Hike, Motorbike and spend time with his young family.

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