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  • 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: New Joint Citrix/Microsoft Facebook Forum

    Got a virtualization issue? Not sure if it’s a Microsoft or Citrix problem? Jump on the new Facebook forum to discuss your issue, share ideas, opinions, and information related to Citrix and Microsoft Virtualization products. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Citrix-and-Microsoft-Support/113004065426683...
  • Blog Post: Whitepaper Release: Deploying a Virtualized Session-Based Remote Desktop Services Solution

    We are proud to announce the availability of the white paper “Deploying a Virtualized Session-Based Remote Desktop Services Solution.”  This document provides guidance on deploying Remote Desktop Session Host (RD Session Host) and other Remote Desktop Services role services in a virtualized environment...
  • Blog Post: Virtual Desktop Pool

    Scenario The two virtual machine deployment scenarios supported by the Microsoft VDI solution are: 1) Virtual desktop pool and 2) Personal virtual desktops. These two scenarios present two different models of assigning virtual machines to end users. This post explains the virtual desktop pool scenario...
  • Blog Post: Personal Virtual Desktops

    With Windows Server 2008 R2 we support two VDI deployment scenarios: virtual desktop pools and personal virtual desktops . The two scenarios present two different models of assigning virtual machines to end users: shared and dedicated. This blog post describes personal virtual desktops . What is a personal...
  • Blog Post: Windows XP Mode RC Now Available

    Our friends over in Virtual PC have just posted the Windows XP Mode release candidate. This provides the ability to run applications that cannot run natively on Windows 7 within a virtualized XP image. (XP Mode utilizes some of the technology in RemoteApp .) More information here ..
  • Blog Post: Running WS08 Terminal Server as a virtualized guest under Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V

    One question that the RDS team is asked is whether running Terminal Server virtualized is supported and recommended.  To answer this question we’ve recently conducted some performance testing of this configuration using WS08 Terminal Server running as a guest on Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V.  ...
  • Blog Post: Publishing in Windows Server 2008 R2

    There are a number of ways in which an administrator can publish RemoteApp programs and virtual desktops in Windows Server 2008 R2. The following contains a brief, high-level overview of the publishing options you have, depending on the size of your deployment. Very small deployment, single Remote Desktop...
  • Blog Post: Virtualization Road Show across the US

    TS Blog readers may be interested in a Virtualization Road Show that Microsoft is putting on. It’s free, but you must register. The agenda includes discussion of server virtualization and management, Microsoft’s use of virtualization in data centers, and desktop virtualization. There will also be hands...
  • Blog Post: Citrix Publishes FAQ on Microsoft Application Virtualization and Citrix XenApp (formerly Presentation Server) Working Together

    Hello everyone! A lot of people have speculated that Citrix and Microsoft would be at odds over the acquisition of Softricity SoftGrid as it seemed to pit the two partners against each other over application virtualization. However, working in conjunction with Microsoft, Citrix has just posted a new...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Acquires Calista Technologies

    Hi, my name is Chandra Shekaran, and I am the general manager for Presentation & Desktop Virtualization at Microsoft. By now, you have probably heard about our Virtualization Deployment Summit today where we made several exciting announcements pertaining to some of our important virtualization strategies...
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