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  • Blog Post: New white paper: Why Hyper-V for VDI

    We’ve just released a new white paper entitled Why Hyper-V for VDI . It explains why organizations should choose Hyper-V as their hypervisor when designing and implementing a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) solution. It includes requirements analysis and benchmarking.
  • Blog Post: RD Connection Broker plug-in for System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 released!

    We just released an RD Connection Broker plug-in for VMM 2008 R2 that enables dynamic placement of VDI virtual machines for both personal virtual desktops and virtual desktop pools. To determine how this can help your VDI deployment, see Michael Kleef’s write-up:
  • Blog Post: RSS Feeds for Windows Server and Client—Top Solutions Now Available

    To make it easier to keep up with current support issues and resolutions, including the Remote Desktop Services workload, RSS feeds have now been created. The Microsoft Product Quality and Online team has released new RSS feeds to get you to the "high impact issues" happening right now that...
  • Blog Post: RT: Remote Desktop Services and Partner Solutions Survey

    Michael Kleef is running a survey and could use your help, especially if you’re a System Integrator.
  • Blog Post: RT: Microsoft RemoteFX: Closing the User Experience Gap

    Max Herrmann talks about another aspect of RemoteFX: USB redirection .
  • Blog Post: How to Make a Stateless Image for Virtual Machines in a Virtual Desktop Pool

    A virtual desktop pool is a group of identically configured virtual machines on a Remote Desktop Virtualization Host (RD Virtualization Host) server. All virtual machines in a virtual desktop pool are identically configured; a user should see the same virtual desktop regardless of which virtual machine...
  • Blog Post: RDSH (Sessions) as a Great Pooled VDI implementation

    Michael Kleef has an interesting new blog post explaining why Remote Desktop Session Host can be better in the exact same scenarios than pooled VDI .
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2008 R2 Haiku Contest

    The Windows Server team is running a Haiku contest for Windows Server 2008 R2.  Come up with the best Haiku, and you could win a Home Entertainment System.  See to enter. Maybe Remote Desktop Services will provide your inspiration!
  • Blog Post: Virtualization Road Show across the US

    TS Blog readers may be interested in a Virtualization Road Show that Microsoft is putting on. It’s free, but you must register. The agenda includes discussion of server virtualization and management, Microsoft’s use of virtualization in data centers, and desktop virtualization. There will also be hands...
  • Blog Post: Mac Remote Desktop Client Coming Soon

    Many of you have asked about a revised version of the Mac Remote Desktop Connection client. The Mac team has just announced a beta of a new version of RDC. Their announcements can be found here and here .
  • Blog Post: A Virtual Lab for TS Gateway

    A great way to learn about some of the new Terminal Services features in Longhorn Server is in the Virtual Lab at It lets you try out the feature without having to install Longhorn Server on your machine. Pretty neat. Try it out! Rob
  • Blog Post: New Overview of TS Remote Programs

    Katie Koepke has written a good overview of the new Remote Programs feature in Longhorn Server. It’s on Brian Madden’s website . Please try out Remote Programs and let us know if there are any bugs or missing features!
  • Blog Post: Group Policy for Locking Down a Terminal Server

    Reader "Joe" asked for: -GPO templates to automate the "desktop lockdown" for the thin-client/SoftGrid experience There's some documentation in the Knowledge Base: Locking Down Windows Server 2003 Terminal Server Sessions and in a white paper: How to lock down a Windows Server 2003 or...
  • Blog Post: Suggest a Topic

    Please suggest a topic for future post on the TS Team blog. We have some ideas for what to discuss, but we'd rather talk about what you're interested in. Please leave a comment with your idea. Thanks! Rob
  • Blog Post: Did You Know There's a Web Forum for Discussing Longhorn Terminal Services?

    Here's an underused resource: The Terminal Services forum on TechNet. This is a great place to ask questions, find answers, and even answer other people's questions. Check it out.
  • Blog Post: TS License Server Discovery Part 2

    TS License Server Discovery Part 2 Last time, we discussed TS License Server discovery in TS4 and Win2000 . Now let’s move on to Win2003. Windows 2003 With Win2003, it was pretty easy for us to get started. We fixed the registry-based discovery to allow multiple license servers and to be applied...
  • Blog Post: TS Licensing Discovery: Or Why Listening to your Customer is a Good Idea

    TS License Server Discovery: or Why Listening to your Customer is a Good Idea Hi, name is Rob Leitman, and I work on the Terminal Services team. Right now I work on TS Web Access and Remote Programs Publishing, but when I started on TS about eight years ago (!) I was working on Licensing. I’d like...
  • Blog Post: Terminal Server at TechEd - plus how you can "Virtually Attend"

    For those of you not attending TechEd this year - I have compiled information about Terminal Services sessions AND how you can access some of them without being there. 1) Terminal Services sessions : SVR408 Terminal Services Capacity Planning, Performance Monitoring and Windows Server Resource...
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