A high school district in Illinois has signed an agreement with Comcast that should allow it to build a private cloud network to supply computing services for neighboring school districts in suburban Chicago, similar to the IlliniCloud, focused primarily in Southern Illinois.
Microsoft has opened its Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 6.5 Beta review program.
Township High School District 214 in Illinois has chosen Comcast Metro Ethernet services to provide cloud computing, virtualization, streaming video, data, and voice services to support more than 12,000 students.
AppSense, which develops products to help organizations virtualize user settings, is creating a set of programs to let users install applications without administrative rights even in lockdown situations.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Cisco and Citrix have formed a strategic alliance for large-scale desktop virtualization deployments. The first deliverable of this collaboration will be the optimization of Cisco Wide Area Application Services (WAAS) for Citrix XenDesktop.
ClassLink has released LaunchPad Instructional Desktop View, an upgrade to the company's cloud-based virtual desktop software designed for K-12 schools.
Cisco has debuted two new Cisco Virtualization Experience Client (VXC) endpoints that enable high-quality voice and video in virtual desktop environments.
Ericom AccessNow, a pure HTML5 remote desktop (RDP) client that runs within a Web browser without the need to install anything on the client device, has added the ability to access the Remote Desktop (RD) Connection Broker in Windows Server 2008 R2 Remote Desktop Services.
VMware and Cisco are rolling out enhancements to their combined virtualization solutions, along with improvements to several desktop virtualization and cloud infrastructure solutions. The companies have also debuted the new Virtual Extensible Local Area Network (VXLAN) architecture, which forms the basis of a scalable LAN for the cloud.
Parallels has launched Parallels Desktop 7 for Mac with Mac OS X Lion integration and more than 90 new features and enhancements.