Starting back in 2006, I wrote a post about how to enable Aero Glass support for Virtual Machines by using Remote Desktop / Terminal Services. Last August, I wrote another post describing how Windows Virtual PC for Windows 7 is able to make Aero Glass happen in a Virtual Machine (hint – also Remote Desktop). So what more could I possibly have to say on the subject?
Well, remember when Microsoft bought Calista Technologies back in 2008? Today, we’ve finally announced the results of that purchase: RemoteFX, an amazing set of technologies for enabling VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure) with Hyper-V.
RemoteFX is an enhancement to the Remote Desktop Protocols that enhance the end-user experience in a VM, providing “full-fidelity video with 100% coverage for all media types and highly-synchronized audio, rich media support including Silverlight and 3D graphics, and of course, Windows Aero [support].”