This blog is a reaction / answer to Daniel Feller blog post about The Future of the Desktop at Citrix Synergy GeekSpeak Live and on the Citrix Community Blog I agree with Daniel Feller and this is what I was thinking yesterday while listening to the guys. I though the question is not : "will Windows still be there as a desktop, entry point or kind of a portal ?" we already have the beginning of the answer since more than two years, with the diversity of devices (and OS) we want to access our application more than a desktop ! That why I think XenApp will remain an essential piece of the virtualization-consumerization puzzle. The v-companies (VMware, Microsoft, Citrix and others) gotta need to be careful on every move, and give the ability to user to access an application whatever is the device, the location and the time and not only focus on the Desktop (virtual or not) delivery About SaaS, Daniel, I'm sure you know it will slow down the business if not embraced but this is not that easy. Some applications are remaining difficult to move to the "Private Cloud" (I don't like the word...) and even with all the technology we have now, some apps will remains on the local workstation. And finally I don't think this is the future, I just think this is the industrialization-automation-virtualization process evolution on the past 5-6 years and some are going with it, some are not.

Here we are on the road again, I'm waiting for my plane to Frankfurt, Germany to attend Grand PubForum 2010. More information about this event here. I will update my blog with what I think are the most important things I will learn to share with everyone who comes here. I know I will again meet very interesting people and learn many things/tips while speaking with them. This isn't the biggest event of the year but the virtualization "elite" will be here and it's always nice to have some point of view from different countries and other companies.