Virtual-Q Announces Upgrade of Q Desktop to Windows 8

Q Desktop Now Available With Windows 8 Look & Feel

HOUSTON. TX -  November 4 -- Virtual-Q, today announced the general availability of the 'Q', a proven hosted desktop solution that enables organizations to significantly reduce their computing overhead and the costs associated with individual user workstations - including application delivery. The 'Q' is a high-performance hosted desktop solution is based on Microsoft Windows Server 2012 RDS technology which helps eliminate challenges related managing large desktop and VDI environments and software; custom applications; multiple operating system platforms, disaster recovery; and USB/printer support.

Windows 8 Metro Interface Running From iPad Mini On Q Desktop
Windows 8 Metro Interface running on iPad Mini from Q Desktop

Now available, the 'Q' innovatively delivers fully managed and secure hosted desktop environments, while seamlessly maximizing system performance as application needs change with a Windows 8 look and feel. Organizations of any size who wish to leverage desktop virtualization with the 'Q' will realize the following features and benefits:

  • Transforms costly IT capital investments into a manageable monthly operating expense
  • Includes Microsoft Office 2010, anti-virus software, and reduces the need for costly enterprise software license agreements
  • Provides daily backups and 80GB storage per desktop - allocated individually or across the enterprise at no additional fees
  • Increases your return on investment related to IT expenses (personnel, equipment, and software), facilities use, energy consumption, user downtime (during transition and following), and security risk
  • Supports existing user and custom applications - on any Windows or Linux platform
  • Customizable user experience, with high levels of consistency, reliability, and uniformity (e.g., no disruptions due to software upgrades, virus infections, non-responsive applications, or frozen screens)
  • Delivers transparent user transitions - with minimal training or preparation required
  • Eliminates the need for costly hardware refresh or upgrades - supports PC, Mac, Thin-client, Smartphone, iPhone and iPad devices
  • Implement a Bring You Own Device (BYOD) strategy - safely and securely allow your employees access to corporate resources using their own devices
  • Allows full use of existing peripherals (e.g., printers, scanners, etc.) through any internet accessible device
  • Reduces security risk and the cost and complexity to meet compliance mandates

"We are excited to share Microsoft's innovative and beautiful operating systems with the World.  Now you can enjoy to the Windows 8 look & feel without costly hardware or software refreshes," said Victor J. Quinones, CEO of Virtual-Q Inc.


Pricing and Availability

The 'Q' is available immediately and pricing begins at $49 USD per user desktop per month.  You can sign up today and receive the first 30 days free.


Virtual-Q, a Houston-based company, has developed breakthrough technology called 'The Q" for enterprise cloud computing.  The Q provides the capabilities of desktops and laptops, but with all of the processing performed, and the data residing in a secure datacenter. The Q helps organizations improve worker productivity, reduce their total cost of ownership, assure business continuity, safeguard sensitive data, improve compliance, and leverage their existing IT investments.  The company's proprietary virtualization technology represents a new paradigm for Computing-as-a-Service (CaaS), delivering a complete, cloud-based IT environment accessible from virtually any Internet-connected device, including iPads and iPhones. The Q includes the latest Microsoft Windows operating system and Office Suite technologies.  It delivers unparalleled performance while extending the useful life of existing desktop and laptop devices.  Virtual-Q is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and works closely with other leading technology vendors. For additional information, visit


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For information contact:
Steven Mohr, Virtual-Q
VP of Sales
Phone: (713) 587-2560