Resolution and Scaling Level Updates in RDP 8.1

Hi, I’m David Bélanger, a program manager on the Remote Desktop team working on the different Windows Remote Desktop clients. In Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 we made some changes to Remote Desktop Connection (mstsc.exe) that greatly improve the experience for a few core scenarios that you might be using every day. In… Read more

Remote Desktop Protocol Licensing Available for RDP 8

Microsoft is pleased to announce the availability of the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) Patent License for RDP 8. Today, partners are developing a variety of different solutions that utilize RDP. Examples of these solutions include: Non-Windows thin client devices RDP client and server software Third-party collaboration software that consumes the RDP stream Documentation describing the… Read more

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 monitor resolutions 3. Exposing higher VRAM to RemoteFX vGPU-enabled… Read more