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  • Blog Post: Understanding and Evaluating RemoteFX vGPU on Windows Server 2012 R2

    The Remote Desktop Services workload on Windows Server 2012 R2 allows for deployment of a virtual machine or session based desktop or application environment. If you’re evaluating the RemoteFX vGPU feature for a full desktop virtual machine deployment with Windows Server 2012 R2 and Hyper-V, this article...
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: Enhancements to Dell DVS Enterprise for Windows Server 2012

    Our friends over at Dell recently blogged about the Dell PowerEdge VRTX platform delivering a first class Microsoft VDI solution for 250 or 500 users.   This was followed up with a more detailed post .   This shows how Windows 8 VM’s provide a 66% increase in density on a  PowerEdge...
  • Blog Post: RemoteFX vGPU Setup and Configuration for Windows Server 2012

    I’m happy to let everyone know that thanks to Claus Emrich, we now have a TechNet Wiki post about how to set up and configure a RemoteFX virtual graphics processing unit (vGPU) using Windows Server 2012. This guide includes an overview of what RemoteFX vGPU is, what the requirements are, and how to install...
  • Blog Post: RemoteFX-Enabled Certification for Thin-Client Devices

    Hello, everyone! This is Jeroen van Eesteren from the Remote Desktop Virtualization team. I want to take this opportunity to highlight the RemoteFX-enabled certification program and direct you to a list of a growing number of devices that have been certified . The RemoteFX-Enabled certification program...
  • Blog Post: New Windows Server 2012 Remote Desktop Services Showcase Videos

    Hi, Klaas here again.  I wanted to point out the showcase videos we produced to help explain some of the great features we’ve shipped in Windows Server 2012 Remote Desktop Services. In May I provided an overall functionality overview where the following videos focus on a specific area and include...
  • Blog Post: RemoteFX USB Redirection in Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8

    Hi, I’m Harry Martyrossian from the Remote Desktop Virtualization team. This post highlights some of the features added and enhancements to RemoteFX USB Redirection implemented in Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8. Special thanks to Benjamin Meister for his major contributions to this post. ...
  • 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: RemoteFX for WAN: Overview of Intelligent and Adaptive Transports in Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012

    Hi everyone! My name is Rajneesh Mahajan and I’m 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 . Included in RemoteFX are significant improvements in the area of transports...
  • Blog Post: RemoteFX Multi-Touch for Windows 8

    Hi, my name is Elton Saul. I am a 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 . Windows 8 is designed to be used with a keyboard, mouse, and touch. However, from its inception through...
  • Blog Post: Enabling a Seamless Multimedia Experience with RemoteFX Media Streaming in Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8

    Hi, I am Alvin Lau, a Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET) from the Remote Desktop Virtualization team. Today I want to talk about how Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8 enable a seamless multimedia experience for all content types on all networks. Previously, Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows...
  • Blog Post: RemoteFX Adaptive Graphics in Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8

    Hi, my name is Tong Wynn. I am a 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 . Included in RemoteFX are many significant improvements in graphics remoting to support a fast and fluid...
  • Blog Post: Delivering a fast and fluid user experience on WAN: RemoteFX in Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8

    Hi everyone! My name is Nadim Abdo and I’m the development manager on the Remote Desktop Virtualization (RDV) team responsible for the remote experience features known collectively as RemoteFX (for which RDP is the underlying protocol). Our team is incredibly proud of the dramatic improvements in RemoteFX...
  • Blog Post: Fast and fluid audio/video experience with the new Lync and RemoteFX

    Hi everyone, I’m Shanmugam Kulandaivel, a senior program manager on the Remote Desktop Virtualization (RDV) team. This is an exciting time for users and tech enthusiasts alike: close on the heels of Windows Server 2012, Windows 8, and Windows Phone 8 announcements, Microsoft announced the Office...
  • Blog Post: Get a complete Windows Server 2012 VDI solution today!

    So you can’t wait to get your hands on some awesome hardware to host a Microsoft Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) solution with all the great innovations in Windows Server 2012? The wait is over—order your hardware now! At WPC in Toronto, Dell just announced the first VDI reference architecture based...
  • Blog Post: Everything you ever wanted to know about Microsoft VDI - from TechEd 2012

    Hi, I am Gaurav Daga, Lead Program Manager on the Remote Desktop Virtualization team. I work on RemoteFX, and I attended TechEd last month with a few of my teammates. In June, Dean Paron posted two TechEd overview videos for Remote Desktop Services (RDS) in Windows Server 2012. Today’s blog...
  • Blog Post: Remote Desktop Services “What’s New” in Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate

    Hi, I’m Ben Meister from the Remote Desktop Virtualization team. We’ve been hard at work after the beta release earlier this year. This post highlights some of the features added and enhancements made in the Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate build. Special thanks to Snesha Foss and Shanmugam Kulandaivel...
  • Blog Post: Q&A: Microsoft RemoteFX and Remote Desktop Session Host Servers

    While we've blogged a lot about Microsoft RemoteFX and how virtual machines benefit from it in a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), we realized that we hadn't always discussed it in detail in relation to Remote Desktop Session Host (RD Session Host). We'd like to use this opportunity to answer some...
  • Blog Post: Farewell from Chandra Shekaran and Tad Brockway

    Dear Remote Desktop Services Customers, Partners, Pundits, and Enthusiasts: Now that RemoteFX has shipped, we have each decided to take on other Microsoft challenges outside of Remote Desktop Services. Chandra Shekaran is moving to Bing to be the General Manager of the Search Technology Center – India...
  • Blog Post: Documentation Available for Microsoft RemoteFX

    The RemoteFX documentation team has been hard at work creating topics that you can use to evaluate and deploy Microsoft RemoteFX within your environment. Following is a list of all the RemoteFX documents that were published to coincide with the Windows Server 2008 R2 with Service Pack 1 release. The...
  • Blog Post: Configuring Virtual Display Adapters for Virtual Machines on a RemoteFX Server

    This blog post describes the new Remote Desktop Services Windows PowerShell cmdlets, introduced in the Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 timeframe, that configure virtual display adapters for virtual machines on a RemoteFX -enabled RD Virtualization Host server. For a given Virtual Desktop Infrastructure...
  • Blog Post: Configuring Remote Desktop licensing settings on a Remote Desktop Virtualization Host server

    [Step 4 corrected 1/27/2011. Thank you, pdias ] This blog post introduces the Windows PowerShell cmdlets for configuring Remote Desktop licensing settings on a RemoteFX -enabled RD Virtualization Host server in Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1. Until Windows Server 2008 R2, in a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure...
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