Virtual Desktop Features

Read what people say are the most valuable features of the solutions they use.
Technical Operations Manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
We use RAS to publish cloud desktops to our clients. The ability to easily publish resources to a subset of users is what we find most valuable. The management capability from the RAS portal provides greater control than using pure MS inbuilt into RDS capabilities. View full review »
Aaron Krytus says in a VMware Workstation review
Network Manager / Senior Network Engineer at Warnock, Tanner & Associates
I have found this product excellent for test/dev environments. This is 90% of what I use this product for. View full review »
Product Owner IT Services at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
I like that it works. In most cases, it's predictable. You know what you get. View full review »
Information Systems Consultant with 51-200 employees
Reliability is a key feature for us. The ease of use, as well as ease of integration within our security framework, are valuable. View full review »
Payman Maher says in a VMware Horizon View review
Storage Specialist at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
Managing all operating systems in a single environment helped a lot in organizing and integrating it. Also, there is no operating system on the user-side hardware. There is no worry that it will crash and you will be able to recover it in seconds. Using this solution in medium to large organizations can be justified. Since virtualization is widespread in many organizations today, launching this solution may not require much infrastructure change. Offices that do not require much processing are a good place to use this solution. View full review »
Gregory Thompson says in a XenDesktop review
Solutions Architect at GE
We use the entire Citrix Suite. This XenDesktop solution helps with applications or desktops. It tunnels data into the system and the internal network. Employees can access the network anywhere. They can save files, print files, and access the network from home or the office in a secure environment. View full review »
Dan Reynolds says in a VMware Horizon View review
The ability to reliably virtualize desktops and support them. Simple to say, but complicated nonetheless. View full review »
reviewer921516 says in a XenDesktop review
IT Infrastructure Analyst at a insurance company with 501-1,000 employees
I love all its features. It lets me do almost anything. View full review »
System Engineer at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
* Thin client management (Windows 10 client) provides an easy way to lock down client connection to the remote infrastructure. * Policies are very helpful for preconfiguring client behavior. * Client management is easy. View full review »
IT Director at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
* Ease of use * Ease of setup * Stability Those would be the three things I really like about it. View full review »
Operation Manager Servers and Central Infrastructure
We can publish apps and desktops on Terminal Servers and seamlessly share printers. We also combine Parallels with Deepnet Security to get two-factor authentication. View full review »
IT Manager at a recruiting/HR firm with 51-200 employees
The ease with which you can publish applications to different groups of users, by integrating with Windows Active Directory. View full review »
Project Manager with 1,001-5,000 employees
* Ease of set up * Transparent end user experience Our main target for this product is the student body, who may not be using a Windows PC/laptop, and require access to applications which they are required to undertake during their studies or when they need to carry out research activities. Parallels allows us to provide easy access to applications on multiple devices from any location. View full review »
IT Analyst at a comms service provider with 5,001-10,000 employees
The most valuable feature is our control. If I want to disable a user I just go to that particular user and disable them. And if I want to publish any application, if there is a new application that I want to publish, it is very easy. View full review »
Network Administrator
It is robust. We have some 75 users using it and it doesn't lag. It's very speedy. View full review »
Technical Lead (Windows Desktops) / Senior IT Consultant at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
Its integration with Cloudpaigng and AppsAnywhere. We use Cloudpaging to package and deploy the vast majority of our applications to our standard Windows 10 desktops. With the use of Parallels integration into Software2 AppsAnywhere hub, this means we can use the same packages to deliver Windows applications to almost any device - Windows, macOS, iOS, Android, Linux, Xbox One, PS4 - just by ticking a box. View full review »
Senior System Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Client compatibility with many systems makes it very versatile. The reporting that is included is awesome. View full review »
Systems Administrator at a construction company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Ease of use in publishing apps and installing the agent. The Interface is fairly intuitive after some tinkering. Although I inherited the app only two-thirds deployed, I was able to complete the deployment and service it over the last year without referring to any documentation. Other valuable features include the ability to set up security groups for accessing certain apps, the ability to add apps easily and centrally without touching the servers they’re hosted on. There are other features which we have not taken advantage of yet, but I’m sure will prove useful. View full review »
CIO at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Comparable performance to Citrix for our use case at a significantly lower cost. Straightforward installation and capable management front-end. View full review »
Professional Services at a tech services company
Stability and reliability. Because our clients use this as the way to access their work every day, and we use it to support them, we need to know it won't let us or them down. View full review »
Founder and CEO at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
* Easy to install * Super stable * Easy to manage View full review »
Leiter IT Systeme Server with 11-50 employees
The most valuable features are automated deployment and transparent movement for virtual machines over all our locations. View full review »