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How easy is Wyse PocketCloud?

Posted by martijnl on August 17, 2010

Very easy! And keep in mind it is still going for the reduced price because of the launch of the iPad version.

After you download the app you can set up a connection to for example your home PC in a couple of easy steps:

Step 1: The app is installed on the iPhone/iPad

Step 2: The connection to the desktop is configured. In this example I am connecting to a Windows 7 Enterprise desktop. Make sure you allow incoming Remote Desktop connections (this is in the System menu in the Control Panel) and double check that Remote Desktop access is allowed in the (Windows) firewall.

Step 3: Connect and browse the system. I used Firefox to browse to the Wyse.com website.

Some screenshots to show the steps:

It is truly amazing how easy this app is to use. I am looking forward to configuring it in combination with a VMware View cloud.

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Wyse with VDI

Posted by martijnl on March 29, 2007

Today we had a quick demo of a Wyse thin client to use with our VDI setup. While we will not be using this for the India development case new opportunities are opening up because of the fact we have a VDI farm in house.

One scenario we are thinking about is the improvement of our computer based training classrooms. Being a System Integrator doing a lot of your own training of your engineers, consultants and developers saves a lot of money on external training costs but it also brings some challenges on the refreshing of the software used in the courses on the training desktops. Currently we use a mixture of technologies with VMWare Player, installations by hand or plain copying. While this works reasonably well there is always room for improvement.

The demo worked rather flawlessly with a demo S10 unit. It was so straight forward that we only needed to fill in the name of the Broker service (Leostream’s Connection Broker in our case) and the thin client unit automagically picked up the connection and we were signed into our demo VD within seconds. Very impressive indeed.

While there are downsides to using thin clients with regards to user experience (currently users have quite a bit of freedom on their desktop) it is certainly something we will be looking in to in the future.

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