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Virtualizing desktops during a Win 7 migration? Good idea or not?


Many organizations today are running Windows XP on traditional desktops. But looking to the future, these same organizations are planning moves to both Windows 7 and desktop virtualization. Should they be done together? In this video discussion, get expert advice on the potential impacts and challenges of taking on a desktop virtualization implementation and Windows 7 migration simultaneously.


Brian Madden Independent Industry Analyst and Blogger

Brian Madden is known throughout the world as an opinionated, super technical, fiercely independent desktop virtualization expert.

He's also written several books and thousands of articles about desktop and application virtualization. His blog site,, receives millions of visitors per year and is a leading source for conversation, debate and discourse about the application and desktop virtualization industry. He also recently launched to address the emerging trend around the consumerization of IT.

In addition, Brian is the creator of BriForum, the premier independent application delivery technical conference.

You can follow him on twitter @brianmadden.

Juan Vega Marketing Director, Desktop Virtualization Solutions, Dell

Juan Vega has been with Dell since 1998 and played a crucial role in the creation and launch of the Vostro SMB Brand.  He has also managed the $15B OptiPlex planning organization and performed a leading role in Dell’s technical workstation business, developing the group’s graphics strategy and earning a US patent.  He is currently driving the creation of Dell’s Desktop Virtualization Solutions group, focusing on delivering world-class VDI solutions as a part of Dell’s broader desktop virtualization strategy.

Before joining Dell, Mr. Vega's diverse professional experience encompassed the advertising, graphic design, and software industries. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Advertising from the University of Texas at Austin.

Dell Wyse
27 Apr 2011

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