Since the release of Apple iPad last January 27, people were quite hesitant about the lack of features that the new Apple gadget have which includes nonsupport for multitasking and flash applications. Consumers are thinking of ways on how to elevate the usage of iPad beyond mere reading e-books and surfing the net. Well, as what I’ve read from an article, running a Windows 7 client from an Apple iPad is possible. Here’s an article from Citrix blog which further discusses the matter:
If your company has XenDesktop or XenApp you will be happy to know you will be able to use your iPad for real work, instead of just reading and browsing. It turns out the 9.7 inch display on the iPad with a 1024×768 screen resolution works great for a full VDI XenDesktop.
Windows applications run unmodified and securely in the data center, and even multiple applications at once. The advancements that were made for the Citrix Receiver for iPhone will carry over to the iPad, however the iPhone restrictions of screen size and small keyboards are overcome with the iPad. It’s a beautiful thing ! The iPad looks to be an ideal end point device that can empower users to be productive were ever they are and IT will be able to safely deliver company hosted virtual desktops and apps without worry.
So, what do you think about this cool technology? :)