Tom Henderson

Tom Henderson is dojo of ExtremeLabs, researcher at Network World, world traveler, and friend to many.

Review: VMware vSphere gets much-needed facelift

Review: Deep dive into Windows Server 2016

Review: Deep dive into Windows Server 2016

In this review, we will go through the various new and improved features of Windows Server 2016. We found that many of them worked as advertised, while others weren’t totally baked yet.

IBM MaaS360 delivers powerful, easy-to-use mobility management

IBM MaaS360 delivers powerful, easy-to-use mobility management

Fiberlink MaaS360 won our Clear Choice test of mobile device management tools in 2011. IBM bought Fiberlink in 2013, so we wanted to see how the product has evolved over the years.

Review: Four ways to manage Macs in a Microsoft world

Review: Four ways to manage Macs in a Microsoft world

In our labs we found that Parallels, Centrify and Thursby go beyond what’s offered by Microsoft or Apple.

Dell PowerEdge R730xd: Now with Intel Broadwell afterburners

Dell PowerEdge R730xd: Now with Intel Broadwell afterburners

Dell recently sent us its R730xd PowerEdge rack server with uprated Intel Broadwell-series CPUs. The company claims that the 2U server with 22 cores is 20% faster than boxes running the older Haswell family of Intel chips. In our...

Citrix wins VDI shootout

Citrix wins VDI shootout

Virtual Desktop Interface is becoming easier to do, with potentially killer graphics, reasonable port virtualization, fine-grained administrative control, and with potential hosts other than Windows.

What is a cloud access security broker and why do I need one?

What is a cloud access security broker and why do I need one?

These products provide a variety of security measures, including access control, firewall, identity management, anti-malware, DLP, encryption and threat management.

Review: AirWatch takes mobile device management to the next level

Review: AirWatch takes mobile device management to the next level

AirWatch 8.1 is a sophisticated control plane for mobile devices that meets the needs of large enterprises. It stacks up well against other MDM apps we’ve tested, and features container demarcation plus elements of data loss...

Review: Run Windows 10 on your Mac using VMware’s Fusion 8

Review: Run Windows 10 on your Mac using VMware’s Fusion 8

If the goal is hosting Windows (or Linux) on a Mac using a Type 2 hypervisor, Fusion8 is the tool for you. There’s a Standard version for end users and a Pro version for developers, as VMware wants to capture as many developers as it...

Surface Pro 4: Everything you need to know

Surface Pro 4: Everything you need to know

The Surface Pro 4 is a tablet that at minimum roars, and if you go the max, screams.

Review: Parallels 11 delivers seamless Windows/Mac integration

Review: Parallels 11 delivers seamless Windows/Mac integration

Parallels Desktop 11 for Mac uses virtualization to run Windows 10 on Apple hardware.

Review: Enterprise guide to Windows 10

Review: Enterprise guide to Windows 10

When to dive in, what new features will be available and how to avoid a messy upgrade.

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