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VMworld 2012: New VMware Horizon Suite delivers apps, data to any device

Tim Greene | Aug. 29, 2012
VMWare Tuesday pulled the wraps off its mobility platform, Horizon Suite, showing how it can securely deliver workers the set of applications and data they need regardless of the devices they use including iPads and iPhones –even those that are owned by employees.


Also during the keynote, VMware demonstrated a way to upgrade PCs from Windows XP to Windows 7 as well as provide PC images to a variety of machines as backups using a blend of VMware View with Mirage software the company acquired when it bought Wanova earlier this year.

During the demo a laptop running Windows XP was upgraded to Windows 7, preserving applications, user data and preferences. Viarengo says he expects that since just 30% of enterprises still using Windows XP have upgraded to Windows 7, they may show interest in View with Mirage as a migration tool.

VMware also demoed the software downloading a virtual image of the PC to a tablet and then to a MacBook using Fusion Pro, VMwares virtualization software for running Windows on Macs.


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