Microsoft using Sun Ray Thin Clients

I just stumbled over this interesting article "Microsoft Enterprise Engineering Center Chooses Sun Ray Thin Clients" and wanted to share it with you, because I really like Sun Ray environments.

We also make heavy use of Sun Ray systems in our OpenOffice.org Team here in Hamburg.

All productivity software is maintained centrally on Sun Ray servers, running Solaris.Other systems are "only" needed for OpenOffice.org QA and Development tasks.

QA members mainly use visualization to easily access all different kind of operating systems for testing our products. Developers connect to different kind of operating systems running on different physical machines via RDP or ssh and X11, because you would notice differences in performance when compiling large projects like OOo in virtual machines. But virtual machines are also sometimes very handy for developers, when it comes to debugging issues on some ancient operating system, or when an issue only occurs with certain configurations/languages.

Using such an environment, it doesn't matter where you work. At home, in the office, in some other Sun office around the world. Your session will travel with you, it doesn't matter where you log on. No PCs in the office, no noise.

I really like it...

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