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  • Blog Post: Zoom Windows 10 Remote Desktop connections to older versions of Windows to improve your experience on a hi-DPI client display

    Hello, my name is Ravi Ashok and I work on the Remote Desktop team. I am writing today about a new feature in the Remote Desktop (RD) client on Windows 10 that one of our MVPs, Freek Berson, recently blogged about . We received a lot of customer feedback on remoting experiences using a high resolution...
  • Blog Post: Remote Desktop app for Windows Phone 8.1.9 now available

    My name is David Bélanger, and I work in the Remote Desktop team. Yesterday, we released an update for the Remote Desktop app for Windows Phone 8.1 (Version 8.1.9) containing two changes to improve the Remote Desktop Gateway scenario that was recently added. Thank you for your continued feedback on the...
  • Blog Post: Remote Desktop app for Windows Phone now supports Gateway and Remote Resources

    My name is David Bélanger, and I work in the Remote Desktop team. Today, I am excited to announce that the Remote Desktop app for Windows Phone 8.1 is coming out of preview. Version 8.1.8 contains two of the most requested enterprise features from our feature requests site. Support for connecting to...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Remote Desktop Preview V8.1.7 update for Windows Phone 8.1 available today for download

    My name is David Bélanger, and I work in the Remote Desktop team. Today marks the release of the last update to the Microsoft Remote Desktop Preview app for Windows Phone 8.1 for 2014. We are still hard at work on enabling support for Remote Desktop Gateway and Remote Resources (RemoteApp and Desktop...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Remote Desktop Beta for Android supports Remote Desktop Gateway and Remote Resources in the latest updates

    My name is Eva Seydl and I work on the Remote Desktop team. I’m happy to describe the latest features we have introduced to Microsoft Remote Desktop Beta on Android versions 8.1.3 and 8.1.4. If you have missed the first blog post on test driving our Beta application follow this link . Support for Remote...
  • Blog Post: Azure RemoteApp now available in Microsoft Remote Desktop Preview V8.1.6 update for Windows Phone 8.1

    My name is David Bélanger, and I work in the Remote Desktop team. The latest update (v. 8.1.6) for the Microsoft Remote Desktop Preview app for Windows Phone 8.1 brings our first enterprise focused feature by adding support for Azure RemoteApp , a new Azure service available from Microsoft allowing IT...
  • Blog Post: Test Drive the new Microsoft Remote Desktop Beta app for Android

    Hello, my name is Ayesha Mascarenhas, and I work on the Remote Desktop team. Today, I would like to tell you about the new Microsoft Remote Desktop Beta app we released on Google Play. Those of you using Android devices today may already be familiar with the Remote Desktop app for Android. The Remote...
  • Blog Post: RDP Protocol Documentation Update

    Hello Everyone, Periodically we receive questions on how RDP fits into the protocols that Microsoft produces. The Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) is part of the Open Specifications initiative . For example, through the Open Specifications program, developers can build their own RDP client implementations...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Remote Desktop Preview V8.1.5 update for Windows Phone 8.1 available today for download

    My name is David Bélanger, and I’m a program manager on the Remote Desktop team working on Remote Desktop apps. The October update for the Microsoft Remote Desktop Preview app brings a few tweaks to the app and some bug fixes as we continue focusing most of our efforts towards adding support for Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Remote Desktop Preview V8.1.4 update for Windows Phone 8.1 available today for download

    My name is David Bélanger, and I’m a program manager on the Remote Desktop team working on Remote Desktop apps. September brings another update to the Microsoft Remote Desktop Preview app as we continue focusing most of our efforts towards adding support for Microsoft Azure RemoteApp , Remote Resources...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Remote Desktop Preview V8.1.3 update for Windows Phone 8.1 available today for download

    My name is David Bélanger, and I’m a program manager on the Remote Desktop team working on Remote Desktop apps. Back in April, we released the first version of the Microsoft Remote Desktop Preview app for Windows Phone 8.1 and we’ve been adding new features ever since. First, I want to say thank you...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Azure RemoteApp now available on Windows RT

    My name is David Bélanger, and I’m a program manager on the Remote Desktop team working on Remote Desktop apps for the different Windows platforms. On May 12 th , we announced the availability of the preview for the Microsoft Azure RemoteApp service. Today, I am pleased to announce that the service is...
  • 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: Resolution and Scaling Level Updates in RDP 8.1

    Hi, I’m David Bélanger, a program manager on the Remote Desktop team working on the different Windows Remote Desktop clients. In Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 we made some changes to Remote Desktop Connection (mstsc.exe) that greatly improve the experience for a few core scenarios that you might...
  • Blog Post: Remote Desktop Protocol Licensing Available for RDP 8

    Microsoft is pleased to announce the availability of the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) Patent License for RDP 8. Today, partners are developing a variety of different solutions that utilize RDP. Examples of these solutions include: Non-Windows thin client devices RDP client and server software Third...
  • Blog Post: RemoteFX vGPU Improvements in Windows Server 2012 R2

    Hi everyone! Today we're excited to share the improvements we've made to the RemoteFX virtual graphics processing unit (vGPU) in Windows Server 2012 R2. There are four improvements we invested in, specifically: 1. Improving DirectX API coverage 2. Support for higher monitor resolutions and higher default...
  • Blog Post: Remote Desktop Protocol 8.1 Update for Windows 7 SP1 released to web

    IMPORTANT: Update on February 12, 2014 : The RDP 8.1 packages have been re-released and are now available on the Download Center and via Windows Update. To download the packages, go to Remote Desktop Protocol 8.1 update for Windows 7 SP1 . Update on March 6th, 2014 : In order to install the Remote...
  • Blog Post: GPU Requirements for RemoteFX on Windows Server 2012 R2

    Hi everyone! I’m Derrick Isoka, a program manager on the RemoteFX team responsible for the virtual GPU component. We’ve received a lot of feedback and questions regarding the cards we recommend for the RemoteFX virtual graphics processing unit (vGPU). In this blog post we’ll share our recommendations...
  • Blog Post: RemoteFX H.264 Codec Improvements in Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2

    Hi all, I’m Ayesha Mascarenhas, a Program Manager on the Remote Desktop Virtualization team. I have some exciting news about how we have extended the use of AVC/H.264 in RDP 8.1 to deliver a great remoting experience to resource constrained devices. With Remote Desktop Protocol version 8, included in...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Remote Desktop Apps for iOS, Mac OS X, and Android available for download

    My name is Olof Mases, program manager on the Remote Desktop Virtualization team, and I am excited to announce, in addition to the General Availability of Windows Server 2012 R2, that our Remote Desktop apps for iOS , Mac OS X , and Android are now available for download from the App Store, the Mac App...
  • Blog Post: Get the best RDP 8.0 experience when connecting to Windows 7: What you need to know

    The Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) 8.0 update for Windows 7 provides many advantages for the remote work experience; for all the details, see KB2592687 . However, to benefit from the experience enhancements in RDP 8.0, you must configure your client and server correctly, as instructed in KB2592687 . So...
  • Blog Post: Mac RDP Source Code Now Available to RDP Licensees

    In a previous blog entry , we announced that Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) licensees now had access to RDP source code to help licensees make their own RDP clients. We've now expanded that source code to include not only the Windows RDP source, but the source for the Mac RDP client. As with the Windows...
  • Blog Post: RDP Client Reference Source Code Now Available to RDP Licensees

    As part of the RDP Client Licensing program, RDP licensees are now able to get reference source code for an implementation of the Remote Desktop Protocol and its extensions. Important to note: This is for reference only. Copying is not provided. This is only for the client side of the Remote...
  • Blog Post: Remote Desktop Protocol Licensing – How To Get the IP Rights You Need

    Companies that are creating an implementation of the Remote Desktop Protocol set can license the Intellectual Property(IP) rights they need from Microsoft by signing the RDP Client License. Products that might need these rights to interact with Windows Remote Desktop Servers (Sessions or VM based) include...
  • Blog Post: Announcing the Remote Desktop Protocol Performance Improvements in Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 white paper

    With the growing trend toward desktop virtualization, it is Microsoft’s goal to provide enterprises with a flexible model for centralized computing, whereby the broadest range of client devices can help securely access company data and applications from any location on the network. As with Remote Desktop...
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