Humanitarian Organizations Use Windows MultiPoint Server for Building Education

Recently, we released Windows MultiPoint Server 2012 to manufacturing.  Last week, Microsoft announced a great example of how Windows MultiPoint Server is helping to bring access to technology in some of the most challenging environments in the world. It’s great to see the products we produce used this way…. Read more

RemoteFX-Enabled Certification for Thin-Client Devices

Hello, everyone! This is Jeroen van Eesteren from the Remote Desktop Virtualization team. I want to take this opportunity to highlight the RemoteFX-enabled certification program and direct you to a list of a growing number of devices that have been certified. The RemoteFX-Enabled certification program is designed to help customers find thin-client devices that have… Read more

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 demos to help explain the… Read more

Remote Desktop Windows Store App: Working with RemoteApp and Desktop Connections Resources

Hi, I’m David Bélanger, a program manager on the Remote Desktop Virtualization (RDV) team. Our team is responsible for developing Microsoft RemoteFX for Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8 as well as the Remote Desktop Windows Store app, a free app now available in the Windows Store for Windows 8 and Windows RT. Information about… Read more

Windows MultiPoint Server 2012 Released to Manufacturing

Windows MultiPoint Server 2012 is released to manufacturing. Windows Multipoint Server 2012 is a turnkey solution focused on addressing the needs of academic customers providing direct connect clients and a customized teacher dashboard. WindowsMultiPoint Server 2012 is built on top of Remote Desktop Services and carries many of the improvements included in Windows Server 2012. Congratulations… Read more

Easier User Data Management with User Profile Disks in Windows Server 2012

Hi, this is Rob Leitman. I’m a developer working on the Remote Desktop Virtualization team. This post describes the new user data management available in Windows Server 2012. In an earlier post, we described the different options for profile management in Windows Server 2008 R2. For Windows Server 2012, we wanted to find a simpler… Read more

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