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  • Blog Post: Dell Releases Wyse vWorkspace 8.5 desktop virtualization

    Our friends over at Dell announced the release of Wyse vWorkspace 8.5.  This solution builds upon customers existing Microsoft infrastructure and provides a complete scalable desktop virtualization solution.   vWorkspace 8.5 now includes an HTML5 client, the vWorkspace connector for HTML5...
  • Blog Post: RemoteIE comes to Azure RemoteApp

    We are happy to announce the launch of RemoteIE .    RemoteIE allows developers to test the latest version of IE from Windows, MacOS, Android, or iOS clients on a service developed using Azure RemoteApp .  Read all about this new use of Azure RemoteApp here .
  • Blog Post: November 5th 2014 webcast for delivering applications from the cloud to your workforce with Azure RemoteApp

    Please join us on November 5 th , 2014 for an overview webcast all about Azure RemoteApp.  In this webcast, we will discuss delivering applications from the cloud with Azure RemoteApp. This scalable, agile cloud service will enable your users to stay productive on the go, while safeguarding your...
  • Blog Post: Project VRC Desktop Virtualization Survey

    Project VRC has launched a survey called “ State of the VDI and SBC Union. ” This survey covers both virtual machine-based desktop deployments as well as session-based desktop deployments (also known as server-based computing, or SBC), formerly known as Terminal Services. If you fill out...
  • Blog Post: Dell announces new solution for Windows Server 2012 R2

    Last week Dell announced the Dell Wyse Datacenter for Microsoft VDI and vWorkspace that can scale from ten to tens of thousands of seats. Dell’s platform supports the RemoteFX virtual graphics processing unit to provide a great end user experience, and demonstrates how the experience can be expanded...
  • Blog Post: Enhancements to Dell DVS Enterprise for Windows Server 2012

    Our friends over at Dell recently blogged about the Dell PowerEdge VRTX platform delivering a first class Microsoft VDI solution for 250 or 500 users.   This was followed up with a more detailed post .   This shows how Windows 8 VM’s provide a 66% increase in density on a  PowerEdge...
  • Blog Post: What's New in Remote Desktop Services for Windows Server 2012 R2

    Enabling Modern Work Styles Using Remote Desktop Services in Windows Server 2012 R2 This post is a part of the nine-part series What’s New in Windows Server & System Center 2012 R2 that is featured on Brad Anderson’s In the Cloud blog. Today’s blog post covers Remote Desktop...
  • Blog Post: Remote Desktop Services at TechEd 2013

    If you couldn't attend TechEd North America 2013 in person, we wanted to highlight some key sessions brought to you by the Remote Desktop Services (RDS) team and others: The session What’s New in Windows Server 2012 Virtual Desktop Infrastructure and Remote Desktop Services , presented by Adam Carter...
  • Blog Post: Integrating App-V with Microsoft VDI

    Often I’m asked by customers if they should use App-V with Microsoft VDI. The answer is a resounding yes!  App-V 5.0 is designed to be easy and efficient to use in VDI environments (both session-based and virtual machine-based desktop deployment), allowing IT to make the best use of expensive disk...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft VDI vs. VMware View: Freedom of choice

    Adam Carter just put up a good blog describing the overall value that session-based and virtual machine-based desktop deployment provides   in response to a VMware datasheet.  For anyone considering session-based and virtual machine-based desktop deployment , definitely worth a look.
  • Blog Post: Windows Multipoint Server 2012 Now Available Including Zero Client Support

    I’m happy to announce that not only is Windows MultiPoint Server 2012 generally available , but last week, we added support for USB-Over-Ethernet Zero clients . Windows MultiPoint Server is a product that uses Remote Desktop Services to offer a tailor-made experience for schools. Congratulations to everyone...
  • Blog Post: Humanitarian Organizations Use Windows MultiPoint Server for Building Education

    Recently, we released Windows MultiPoint Server 2012 to manufacturing.  Last week, Microsoft announced a great example of how Windows MultiPoint Server is helping to bring access to technology in some of the most challenging environments in the world. It’s great to see the products we produce used...
  • Blog Post: New Windows Server 2012 Remote Desktop Services Showcase Videos

    Hi, Klaas here again.  I wanted to point out the showcase videos we produced to help explain some of the great features we’ve shipped in Windows Server 2012 Remote Desktop Services. In May I provided an overall functionality overview where the following videos focus on a specific area and include...
  • Blog Post: Windows MultiPoint Server 2012 Released to Manufacturing

    Windows MultiPoint Server 2012 is released to manufacturing . Windows Multipoint Server 2012 is a turnkey solution focused on addressing the needs of academic customers providing direct connect clients and a customized teacher dashboard. WindowsMultiPoint Server 2012 is built on top of Remote Desktop...
  • Blog Post: RDP 8.0 Update for Windows 7 SP1 Released to Web!

    A few weeks back we detailed the RDP 8.0 update for Windows 7 SP1 and the scenarios it enables for Remote Desktop Services users. Today, the entire RDV team is glad to announce that the update package is now on Windows Update and at the download center. You can find installation and download instructions...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2012 released to manufacturing!

    On behalf of the entire Remote Desktop Virtualization (RDV) team, we are happy to see all of the goodness that we have put into Remote Desktop Services come out with the release to manufacturing of Windows Server 2012.  See the full blog post on the Windows Server Blog .   Cheers, Klaas and...
  • Blog Post: Follow-up to Microsoft Security Advisory 2718704: Why and How to Reactivate License Servers in Terminal Services and Remote Desktop Services

    Given the recent communications from the Microsoft Security Response Center regarding measures taken by Microsoft to address the risk of unauthorized software certificate signatures associated with “Flame” malware, we wanted to share information describing how this impacts license servers...
  • Blog Post: Remote Desktop Services in Windows Server 2012 Features Listing

    Hey this is Klaas… We just published a pretty extensive post on Remote Desktop Services in Windows Server 2012 . I laid out a pretty significant list of the most desired features that our customers and partners asked for related to the top pain points that we resolved in this release. This post...
  • Blog Post: New VDI Management Capabilities in Windows Server "8" Beta Overview

    As part of the Windows Server “8” Beta, we have updated the Remote Desktop Services administration capabilities to simplify deploying virtual machine-based and/or session-based desktops or applications. This includes new features related to pooled deployment (single virtual desktop template...
  • Blog Post: Announcing Windows Server "8" Beta, which includes Remote Desktop Services

    This morning the beta release of Windows Server “8” was announced by Bill Laing. As part of Windows Server “8” Beta we have made significant improvements in Remote Desktop Services for both session-based and virtual machine-based deployments. Please stay tuned to the Windows...
  • Blog Post: LG announces support for Windows MultiPoint Server 2011

    This week, LG announced the U Series Network Monitor that supports Windows MultiPoint Server 2011 with stated availability in the United States of October 2011. This is the first monitor that supports Windows MultiPoint Server and helps deliver on the promise of efficient and cost effective solutions...
  • Blog Post: Windows Thin PC Preview Now Available

    Today Microsoft announced the availability of the Windows Thin PC public Community Technology Program (CTP) release. Windows Thin PC is a Software Assurance (SA) benefit that provides a low footprint, locked down version of Windows 7 that enables organizations to repurpose existing PCs as thin clients...
  • Blog Post: Windows XP Mode RC Now Available

    Our friends over in Virtual PC have just posted the Windows XP Mode release candidate. This provides the ability to run applications that cannot run natively on Windows 7 within a virtualized XP image. (XP Mode utilizes some of the technology in RemoteApp .) More information here ..
  • Blog Post: Microsoft’s new VDI licensing: VDI Suites

    Monday we (RDS Team) launched new licenses to simplify obtaining the necessary pieces to roll out the Microsoft VDI solution.   Manlio describes the new licenses and details here .
  • Blog Post: Running WS08 Terminal Server as a virtualized guest under Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V

    One question that the RDS team is asked is whether running Terminal Server virtualized is supported and recommended.  To answer this question we’ve recently conducted some performance testing of this configuration using WS08 Terminal Server running as a guest on Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V.  ...
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