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  • Blog Post: Remote Desktop Services at TechEd 2013

    If you couldn't attend TechEd North America 2013 in person, we wanted to highlight some key sessions brought to you by the Remote Desktop Services (RDS) team and others: The session What’s New in Windows Server 2012 Virtual Desktop Infrastructure and Remote Desktop Services , presented by Adam Carter...
  • Blog Post: RD Gateway Windows Server 2012 Capacity Planning

    We have published a white paper that analyzes RD Gateway capacity planning in Windows Server 2012. In Windows Server 2012, Remote Desktop Gateway (RD Gateway) enables authorized remote users to connect to Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) accessible resources on the corporate network, from any Internet-connected...
  • Blog Post: 2000 Seat VDI Deployment Benchmark

    Hey all, If you are interested in an “incrementally expandable” Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) pool architecture and want to hear about some benchmarking results we just completed, you are in the right place! Recently we partnered with Dell to build a 2000-seat VDI deployment...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2012 RemoteApp and Desktop Connections: Default Connections and File Type Associations

    Hi all, I’m Travis Howe, a developer on the Remote Desktop Virtualization team. Today I’d like to talk about a few improvements that we made to the RemoteApp and Desktop Connections feature in Windows Server 2012: support for default connections and file type associations. Default connections When we...
  • 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: What’s new in Windows Server 2012 Remote Desktop Gateway

    Hi, I’m Venkat Bodapati, a software development engineer in Test on the Remote Desktop Virtualization (RDV) team. The purpose of this post is to highlight the key features added and enhancements made in Remote Desktop Gateway (RD Gateway) in Windows Server 2012. To get the most out of this article, you...
  • 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 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: RDP 8.0 Update for Windows 7 SP1 Released to Web!

    A few weeks back we detailed the RDP 8.0 update for Windows 7 SP1 and the scenarios it enables for Remote Desktop Services users. Today, the entire RDV team is glad to announce that the update package is now on Windows Update and at the download center. You can find installation and download instructions...
  • Blog Post: Introducing Scale-Out File Server in Windows Server 2012 for VDI Deployments

    Hello, this is Jingyuan and Sriram from Remote Desktop Virtualization team. In this blog post, we’re really excited to introduce the new Scale-Out File Server feature in Windows Server 2012 for VDI deployments. File Servers are widely used in VDI deployments to store server application data, such as...
  • Blog Post: Configure Remote Desktop Connection Broker in Windows Server 2012 with SQL Server 2012 High Availability

    Hello, this is Jingyuan, Munindra and Sriram from the Remote Desktop Virtualization team. In our previous blog post, we described how to configure RD Connection Broker high availability in Windows Server 2012 . One requirement for RD Connection Broker high availability is the use of SQL Server. In this...
  • Blog Post: Remote Desktop Protocol 8.0 Update for Windows 7 SP1: Enabling a great WAN user experience for Windows 7 SP1 virtual desktops

    Hello everyone… I’m Shanmugam Kulandaivel, a Senior Program Manager in the Remote Desktop Virtualization team. Today, on the Windows For Your Business Blog, Karri Alexion-Tiernan announced additional information on the Remote Desktop Protocol 8.0 Update for Windows 7 SP1 . This is exciting...
  • Blog Post: HP publishes Windows Server 2012 Remote Desktop Services Reference Architecture and Scale Test

    Hot on the heels of the Windows Server 2012 launch , we are excited to share the latest reference architecture from HP, featuring Windows Server 2012 VDI capabilities. Targeting small and medium business customers, the reference architecture describes the components needed to assemble a high-performing...
  • 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: Windows Server 2012 released to manufacturing!

    On behalf of the entire Remote Desktop Virtualization (RDV) team, we are happy to see all of the goodness that we have put into Remote Desktop Services come out with the release to manufacturing of Windows Server 2012.  See the full blog post on the Windows Server Blog .   Cheers, Klaas and...
  • 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: RD Connection Broker High Availability in Windows Server 2012

    Hello, this is Jingyuan, Munindra, and Sriram from the Remote Desktop Virtualization team. There have been a couple of posts recently about the new Remote Desktop Services features in Windows Server 2012. This post provides an in-depth look into one of those features, the new high availability feature...
  • Blog Post: Remote Desktop Web Access single sign-on now easier to enable in Windows Server 2012

    Hi, I’m Sergey, one of the developers on the team that produces Remote Desktop Services. In Windows Server 2008 R2, we introduced Web Single Sign-On (web SSO), which reduced the number of times a user was asked for credentials when accessing RemoteApp programs published through Remote Desktop Web...
  • 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: Remote Desktop Services in Windows Server 2012 Features Listing

    Hey this is Klaas… We just published a pretty extensive post on Remote Desktop Services in Windows Server 2012 . I laid out a pretty significant list of the most desired features that our customers and partners asked for related to the top pain points that we resolved in this release. This post...
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