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Want to Access Your Windows Desktop Anywhere? WorldDesk Says It Has The Answer

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WorldDesk claims to have an answer to portable, cloud compatibility. WorldDesk claims to have an answer to portable, cloud compatibility.

With Windows 8, Microsoft is introducing more portable, cloud compatibility in the form of Windows To Go, but what about those seeking a solution today that works on devices running Windows 7? WorldDesk claims to have an answer.

With Windows 8, Microsoft is introducing more portable, cloud compatibility in the form of Windows To Go, but what about those seeking a solution today that works on devices running Windows 7? WorldDesk claims to have an answer.

The Northern Irish-founded, now Menlo Park-based company has launched a new virtualization platform that it says allows all Windows 7 users to carry their desktops around on any device, including some of the the smallest portable devices of all, like a USB drive, a smartphone and an iPod. Written as a 64-bit platform, WorldDesk can also work via the cloud through a Dropbox integration it first announced in February at the release of a 32-bit version of the platform.

There are, of course, other online desktop vendors, like OnLive and CloudOn, offering similar solutions. The issue with these that WorldDesk is addressing, says its CEO Rao Cherukuri, is that competitors remain expensive and deliver poor user experience; they also do not offer mobile and offline storage.

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