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Moving to Office 365 Challenges VDI Strategies

Published: 13 November 2017

ID: G00336594

Analyst(s): Michael Silver , Nathan Hill


Office 365 adoption will challenge virtual desktop environments as cloud and data center architectures overlap. I&O leaders must configure VDI to optimize user experience in Office 365 and assess if DaaS is more strategic than on-premises VDI in the long term.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • Moving to Office 365 Challenges Existing VDI Strategies and Breaks the Best Practice of VDI Colocation With Back-Office Services
  • Office 365 Adoption Exacerbates VDI Performance, Caching and Indexing Problems With Outlook, OneDrive and Skype for Business
  • A Move to Office 365 Will Push I&O Leaders to Rethink the End-User Computing Architecture

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