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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: How to Create a (Mostly) Seamless Logon Experience For Your Remote Desktop Services Environment in Windows 2012 R2

    Kristin Griffin , RDS MVP, wrote a great article answering one of the most often asked questions from RDS customers, “ How do I provide access to my RD Session Host Session Collection(s) with the least amount of pop-up windows / SSL certificate warnings, and requiring the user to enter their credentials...
  • Blog Post: Survey: Connecting remotely back to your PC

    I’m Haley Rowland, a member of the Remote Desktop team working on improving your remote desktop experience. We know that having remote access to the resources you need is important to you, so we want to make it easy to connect remotely back to your PC. Please help us learn about your opinions about the...
  • Blog Post: New Windows Server 2016 Capability: Personal Session Desktops

    Hello everyone. RDS MVP Freek Berson has posted an article NEW RDS deployment model: Personal Session Desktops ! If you’re planning to deploy personal hosted desktops in Microsoft Azure or the Microsoft Cloud Platform, this article is a must-read. The article does a great job explaining the new personal...
  • Blog Post: May updates to Azure RemoteApp

    Within the month of May 2015, we released the following new features and capabilities for Azure RemoteApp: We fixed an issue when publishing applications using path which showed a generic icon and now displays the proper application icon. Fixed issue when users are removed from Azure Active Directory...
  • Blog Post: Building Clouds: now with self-service deployment of Remote Desktop Services!

    Our friends in the Cloud Platform System team just announced the availability of Remote Desktop Session Host (RDSH) to their self service deployment sample family.  This allows you to use Remote Desktop Session Host on top of an Azure consistent cloud-in-a-box  via fully automated deployment...
  • Blog Post: Unidesk for Hyper-V Release

    Our friends at Unidesk announced the general availability of the Unidesk® for Hyper-V solution. Unidesk’s layering innovation virtualizes everything above the hypervisor – Windows OS, Applications, and Personalization – to improve the simplicity and efficiency of deploying and managing Microsoft VDI...
  • 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: Microsoft Azure Desktop Hosting: RD Gateway Farm Deployment Guidance Updated To Support Azure Load Balancer Client IP Affinity

    Hello everyone, this is Clark Nicholson from the Remote Desktop team. I am writing today to let you know that the Azure Load Balancer now supports client IP affinity which resolves the previous incompatibility with the RD Gateway role service. You can now deploy a Remote Desktop Gateway farm in Azure...
  • Blog Post: TechEd Europe 2014 Remote Desktop Presentations

    Last week we had the privilege of helping present various topics around Remote Desktop.  If you did not have the opportunity to attend in person, here is the list of sessions presented that are related to Remote Desktop that you can watch from the comfort of your own home or office: Introduction...
  • 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: 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...
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