Hi, Max Herrmann here again, and today I am writing to you from our Worldwide Partner Conference in Washington D.C. where we are talking to 9,000+ partners about the public beta release of Service Pack 1 for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7. Check out Oliver's blog about SP1 beta and download the code to evaluate the new features and benefits that SP1 can provide for server and desktop installations.
Partner support and momentum for Microsoft RemoteFX is heating up. Back in March, when we first disclosed Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, a number of hardware and software partners expressed their future support for this exciting, new set of technologies that will enable a local-like, media-rich desktop experience for users of a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) environment. Since then, software and hardware partners have accelerated their RemoteFX-related developments, and today several partners made statements around products that you can use today to set up and experience RemoteFX in your own beta test environment:
With the help of our partners, RemoteFX is coming along nicely, and really offer great value-add for folks looking to deploy server-hosted desktops in the datacenter. I would strongly encourage you to download the SP1 bits and take RemoteFX for a ride - I am sure you will like what you will see. And please make sure you check the RDS blog site tomorrow where we will provide additional guidance for beta deployments of RemoteFX.