Desktop Virtualization Hour is a series of webcasts held on March 18, 2010 by Microsoft. These webcasts aimed two large goals.

Note: These webcast are based on Windows Server 2008 R2 Remote Desktop Services, many new enhancements are available in Windows Server 2012 Remote Desktop Services and Citrix XenDesktop 7 since the release of these webcasts. 

  1. Discuss several changes and campaigns related to Microsoft strategy on Desktop Virtualization. These changes and campaigns were first announced in News Press Release “Microsoft Accelerates Desktop Virtualization” earlier that day.
  2. Provide a high-level overview of Microsoft Desktop Virtualization products and technologies and overall promote them among non-technical audience.

Currently, webcast recordings are available on-demand at You can also download and view the recording offline by using the following direct links. (The links were not published officially and are subject to change without notice).

Desktop Virtualization Hour Keynote

Hear from top experts and companies using Microsoft's comprehensive desktop virtualization technologies to help drive down costs, improve flexibility and control, and streamline desktop management.

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Extra Videos (aka “Desktop Virtualization Hour Extended”)


Placing Management at the Center of Desktop Virtualization

Hear from Brad Anderson, Corporate Vice-President of Microsoft's Management and Services Division, on how desktop virtualization fits into a broader desktop management solution.

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VDI as Part of Your Desktop Virtualization Strategy

Hear from Microsoft on the key use cases and benefits of VDI; learn about the key investments areas and how Microsoft and Citrix are delivering a comprehensive and differentiated solution.

(Interview with Dai Vu).

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Why Should Application Virtualization be Your Start Point?

Applications are the lifeblood of the organization, and virtualization technologies can help enable access from anywhere, improve application delivery and management, and accelerate the migration to Windows 7 and Office 2010.

(Interview with Jeremy Chapman).

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Microsoft and Citrix Exchange Perspective

Bob Muglia, President Server and Tools for Microsoft and Mark Templeton, CEO of Citrix offer their perspective on what Desktop Virtualization means to both customers and the industry as a whole.


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Desktop Virtualization Animation

Quick View of Desktop Virtualization

Desktop Virtualization technology from Microsoft can help customers optimize their desktop environment, by helping them effectively encapsulate and manage each component of their desktop stack.

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Quick View of Microsoft's VDI Solution

Understand the components of the Microsoft VDI Solution: virtualization platform, desktop delivery, application delivery, end-to-end management; understand key use cases and benefits of VDI

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Quick View of Application Virtualization

Learn about how Microsoft's Application Virtualization can reduce app-app conflicts; help you expedite deployment and bring patch and upgrade management to a central location.

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