This week we've implemented a pilot VMware View 5 Virtual Desktop Infrastructure for a client.

This has included both Windows XP and Windows 7 virtual desktops, all using View Composer for automated (stateless) desktop pools. Applications have been virtualised and deployed using the rather excellent ThinApp, and we have client connections coming in from iPads, Windows desktops and laptops, Linux thin clients and Apple OS X laptops.

Watching user sessions be disconnected at a PC, resumed and worked on using an iPad, disconnected again and then resumed at a Mac before finally being accessed at a Linux thin terminal is a great demonstration of the possibilities of a true "follow-me" desktop session.

Server-based computing is living up to the promise these days, and the potential is huge :-)