Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager provides an amazing platform to manage the lifecycle of Desktops and Laptops. I would even go further and expand that to Virtual Desktops. My point of view is that Virtual Desktops should be treated the same way as normal desktops do. I can’t see a company re-imaging a bunch machines very so often. BYOD is growing in importance inside many companies’ desktop strategy. Delivering a desktop to a non corporate device is an alternative, but you should also consider publishing individual apps.
Desktone provides an interesting addition to any desktop infrastructure, Virtual Desktops hosted on the cloud. It offers the flexibility of using a private, public or hybrid model, and can also deliver apps only to devices to smaller screens. For example, iPad users will not get a great experience when using a full Windows 7 desktop, but having access to PowerPoint seem like a great idea.
The video bellow demonstrates how easy it is to publish apps to users using the Desktone portal, and show how easy it is to use it.