Single Image Management for Virtual Desktop Collections in Windows Server 2012

Hi All, My name is Ajay Kumar and I am a developer on the Remote Desktop Virtualization (RDV) team. In Windows Server 2012 (WS2012) we introduced a new feature for VDI deployments, which allows admins to automatically create multiple virtual machines (VMs) using a single image as input and deploy them as a virtual desktop… Read more

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 at… Read more

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 Hyper-V virtual machine files, SQL Server database… Read more

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, we are going to take… Read more

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 news and I’d like to talk about some of the functionality you will… Read more

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, cost-effective solution.  An HP ProLiant DL380p server was used with the… Read more

Remote Desktop Windows Store app: Managing multiple PCs

Hi, I’m Chris Butner, 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 and the Remote Desktop Windows Store app. The Remote Desktop Windows Store app has been optimized for tablet devices with a simple-to-use, intuitive, and touch-friendly… Read more