I have been mulling this quetion over in my head after finally being able to catch up on some reading of the industry rags out there -
What is the point of virtualizing the desktop if you stick with the same OS and Approach to management?
Is it Microsoft's virtual license fees? No. You still need to license the OS.
Is it security? The Microsoft Tuesday updates are more secure than last month?
I don't get it. In the articles I have read, they all talk about saving $X after they have spent $Y on infrastructure, LICENSING FEES, etc. and it makes no sense if what you are trying to do is to cut costs.
The smart CIO's will go another path and deploy a desktop that is more secure, more controlable, consistent from dev to production, includes the back up, key apps, etc. required for users to do their job, and do it either on their concrete or through a managed service.
Why would I want to pay licensing fees for OS's that will require new gear and skillsets to manage in a way that is no better than I have today.
What's the point?