Google is pushing Chromebook for education environments and recommends virtualization/remote desktop approaches for the following:
-Thick client apps like Microsoft Office
-Web pages that require older or Microsoft-only technologies (e.g. require Internet Explorer)
-Support for plugins other than Flash (e.g. Java plugins, Silverlight, etc.) for web apps such as Aleks, Blackboard, and Pearson
Read the whitepaper here. Are you using Chromebook in an educational setting? Send us a note and tell us more!