A virtual desktop is a common goal. The functional requirement of that goal – an experience as good as or better than a physical desktop for both the user and the administrator
How do you achieve that?
In a growing environment of consumerisation of IT how do you ensure that the delivery of your virtual desktop service is easy to use, effective, and reliable?
How does your virtual desktop environment score as you take twelve (12) steps to a better virtualised desktop service?
In August 2000, Joel Spolsky wrote an article that helped to evaluate the quality of a software team. Joel is a software engineer and writer; he is the author of Joel on Software, a blog on software development. Joel worked at Microsoft as a Program Manager on the Microsoft Excel team, where he designed Excel Basic and drove Microsoft's Visual Basic for Applications strategy. A simple thing about Joel's test was that it took a short time to do, and while he accepted it wasn't foolproof, the concept was if you got the twelve things right, you’d have a programming team that would more than often deliver.
Your foundation was right.
Taking those principles, here are 12 Steps to a Better Virtualized Desktop Service. The higher the score the more likely you have a disciplined environment, a good team and a stable service that consistently delivers to end users. A low score and you need to take a look at the team and operating environment; your service - even if it’s only a couple of servers - could be causing you more work than it should and your users more grief than even they deserve.
Download the whitepaper 12 Steps to a Better Virtualised Desktop Service and by all means, feedback with your thoughts and scores.