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  • Blog Post: Automatic Scaling of Remote Desktop Session Hosts in Azure Virtual Machines

    Hello everyone. This is Clark Nicholson from the Remote Desktop team. Many of you have deployed Remote Desktop Services (RDS) in Azure Infrastructure Services based on the Azure Desktop Hosting - Reference Architecture and Deployment Guides . Now you may be wondering, “How do I reduce the cost of my...
  • 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: Gesture list for the Touch and Mouse Pointer input modes for the Remote Desktop apps

    My name is David Bélanger, and I’m a program manager on the Remote Desktop team. This blog highlights the different gestures available on the Microsoft Remote Desktop apps. Unless specifically noted, these gestures apply to apps running on the following platforms: Windows Phone 8.1 , iOS , and Android...
  • 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: How to link Azure RemoteApp to an existing VNET

    My name is Daniel Campos, and I am a program manager intern on the RemoteApp team. On May 12 th , we announced the availability of the preview for the Microsoft Azure RemoteApp Service. Some of our customers asked for more information on how to connect Azure RemoteApp to their existing Azure VNET. This...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Azure RemoteApp: You can now create cloud deployments with your own template image

    My name is Sandeep Patnaik, and I’m a program manager on the Remote Desktop team. When we released the preview of Azure RemoteApp, we had just one goal in mind – deliver the best remote application service for Windows-based applications. Thank you very much for your overwhelming response. And if you...
  • Blog Post: Help us improve the Microsoft Remote Desktop app for Windows Phone 8.1

    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. The Microsoft Remote Desktop Preview app for Windows Phone 8.1 is currently available in the Windows Phone Store and we are adding new features over time...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Remote Desktop Preview V8.1.2 app 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 for the different Windows platforms. Back in April, we released the first version of the Microsoft Remote Desktop Preview app for Windows Phone 8.1 and added new features like pinning and support...
  • 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: Microsoft Remote Desktop Preview V8.1.1 app for Windows Phone 8.1 available for download

    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. A month ago, we released the first version of the Microsoft Remote Desktop Preview app for Windows Phone 8.1 and it’s been exciting to see the enthusiasm...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Azure RemoteApp Demo

    Hi, my name is Omair Gillani and I’m a program manager on the Remote Desktop team. We are very excited about the overwhelming interest we are receiving for the Azure RemoteApp preview. For those who would like to try the user experience this new service provides, we created a user demo . This trial provides...
  • Blog Post: Introducing the Remote Desktop Windows Store App

    Hi everyone, I’m Rishad Madhura Kuzhiyil, a lead software developer on the Remote Desktop Virtualization (RDV) team. Our team is responsible for developing Microsoft RemoteFX in the Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8 release . In this blog, I will introduce the new Remote Desktop app that’s available...
  • 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: Specifying the TS Client Start Location on the Virtual Desktop

    The location on the virtual desktop where the TS Client initially positions itself can be controlled via the winposstr setting in the RDP file (Default.rdp or any other custom RDP file that you use). An example winposstr is: winposstr:s:0,1,1370,92,2500,992 So, let’s break it down and see what each field...
  • Blog Post: “Smart-Sizing” the TS Client

    Since the Windows XP timeframe, the TS Client has had the ability to run in “smart-sized” mode (users of Remote Assistance will be familiar with this mode). Smart-sized mode means that the entire remote desktop is always visible in the client window, with no scrollbars being necessary. In...
  • Blog Post: Changes to Remote Administration in Windows Server 2008

    This article describes the differences between Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008 when you use the Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) client to remotely connect to the server for administrative purposes. In Windows Server 2003, you can start the RDC client (mstsc.exe) with the /console switch...
  • 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: Introducing Terminal Services Easy Print: Part 2

    [Part II in a series. Jump to Part I , Part II , Part III ] In Part 1 , we introduced the main benefit to Terminal Services (TS) Easy Print: a "driver-less" solution for printer redirection over a TS session. In addition, several other important changes have been made to improve printing redirection...
  • Blog Post: Enabling Remote Desktop using Unattended Setup

    This document describes how remote connections can be enabled during unattend installation. Important!! The examples given in this document are for information only. The recommended way to author answer files is to create them in Windows System Image Manager (Windows SIM). If you use a manually...
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