Survey shows Windows Server 2008 R2 hesitation
IT pros are excited about Active Directory improvements, Remote Desktop Services and Hyper-V R2 Live Migration in Windows Server 2008 R2,
The results of the survey, which had more than 800 respondents, showed that 77% of respondents still use Windows Server 2003, 53% plan to implement Windows Server 2008 R2 and 33% are still putting the new version through testing.
Of the 342 IT pros that plan on putting Windows Server 2008 R2 into production, 34% said they will implement by the end of this year, 22% in the first quarter of 2010 and 15% by the second quarter.
Citrix changes XenDesktop licensing
Citrix Systems plans to change its XenDesktop 4 licensing from "per concurrent user" to "per named user." In response to user complaints, the company will also allow per-device licensing.
The changes mean that the customer can now decide whether to assign the license to a user or a device. This option will be available for the XenDesktop 4 Enterprise and Platinum editions.
Citrix also announced a new virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) XenDesktop edition that will bring XenDesktop capabilities to customers' XenApp environments, according to SearchVirtuaDesktop.com. The VDI edition will be available in concurrent user license mode.
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