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  • Blog Post: Failed logons due to expired passwords: Password change functionality in RD Web Access

    One of the questions that some customers have asked us is “How can users change their expired passwords when connecting to Windows Server 2012 (including R2) and Windows 8/8.1?” As you might already know,  with Network Level Authentication (NLA) enabled in Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1...
  • Blog Post: Remote Desktop Gateway custom auth plug-in sample

    Hi, I’m Venkat Bodapati, a Software Development Engineer in Test on the Remote Desktop team.  We’ve received a lot of questions regarding the implementation and deployment process of custom authentication and authorization plugins for Remote Desktop (RD) Gateway.  We’re sharing sample source...
  • 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: Remote Desktop Services – Upgrade and Migration guidelines for Windows Server 2012 R2

    Hello everyone, I am Geanina Andreiu from the Remote Desktop Virtualization Team. I’m writing today to let you know that we have published the Remote Desktop Services migration to Windows Server 2012 R2 document that will walk you through various migration scenarios for a Remote Desktop Services (RDS...
  • 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 Services Diagnostic Tool

    Hey folks, I’m Omair Gillani, a program manager on the Remote Desktop Virtualization team. Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 make deploying and managing Remote Desktop Services (RDS) super easy by using a single pane of glass management interface. However, RDS deployments can get complex...
  • 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: 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: RemoteFX Features for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012

    Hi, I’m Shanmugam Kulandaivel, a senior program manager on the Remote Desktop Virtualization team. As most of you know, both the Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 operating systems are available in multiple editions. I’d like to use this blog post to provide details on the features of Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Overview Videos for Remote Desktop Services in Windows Server 2012

    Greetings folks, my name is Dean Paron and I’m the Group Program Manager for the Silicon Valley campus of the Remote Desktop Virtualization team. This week, I’m attending TechEd 2012 in Orlando along with some of my colleagues, and we’re having a great time talking with our customers...
  • Blog Post: Get started with Remote Desktop Services in Windows Server "8" Beta

    For Windows Server “8” Beta, the Remote Desktop Services documentation team has written topics that you can use to evaluate and deploy Remote Desktop Services within your environment. We will cover Windows Server “8” Beta enhancements in future blog posts. Following is a list...
  • 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: Don’t Fence Me In: VDI, Session Virtualization … or Both?

    Hi, Max Herrmann here again from the Remote Desktop Services team at Microsoft. Lots of news and activity this week at VMworld in San Francisco, including Microsoft’s open letter to VMware customers . Today, I wanted to discuss a question that is important to our large base of session virtualization...
  • Blog Post: What’s the difference between a RDS CAL and a TS CAL?

    Hi, I’m Alex from the Remote Desktop Services (RDS) team. I want to talk about the Windows Server 2008 RDS CAL which replaces the older Terminal Services (TS) CAL. I want to explain why the name changed, what this means for you and how we have added some great new value to the RDS CAL. There are 4 key...
  • Blog Post: New Step-by-step guides available for Remote Desktop Services

    We are busily writing and publishing Step-by-Step guides to help you explore the new features of Remote Desktop Services included with Windows Server 2008 R2. Below is a list of the guides that are currently available. Please check back often, as we plan on publishing more documentation in the coming...
  • Blog Post: Terminal Services renamed Remote Desktop Services at TechEd EMEA

    Terminal Services was renamed to Remote Desktop Services reflecting the expanded role in Windows Server 2008 R2 to provide desktops and applications in the datacenter that users can access anywhere from managed or unmanaged devices. Remote Desktop Services now includes VDI and session based desktops...
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