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Unidesk for Hyper-V Release

Our friends at Unidesk announced the general availability of the Unidesk® for Hyper-V solution. Unidesk’s layering innovation virtualizes everything above the hypervisor – Windows OS, Applications, and Personalization – to improve the simplicity and efficiency of deploying and managing Microsoft VDI. The Unidesk solution uses the scale and experience of Hyper-V to overcome many common...

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Large Scale VDI deployment using Hyper-V with Storage Tiers and Data Deduplication

Need some help planning a large scale, highly efficient Personal Desktop deployment that leverages Storage Tiers and Data Deduplication?  If so, our friends on the File Server team published a detailed white paper just for you: Large scale Virtual Desktop Infrastructure deployment using Windows Server 2012 R2 with Storage Tiers and Data Deduplication In addition...

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Dell announces new solution for Windows Server 2012 R2

Last week Dell announced the Dell Wyse Datacenter for Microsoft VDI and vWorkspace that can scale from ten to tens of thousands of seats. Dell’s platform supports the RemoteFX virtual graphics processing unit to provide a great end user experience, and demonstrates how the experience can be expanded with GPU acceleration. In addition, Dell published...

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Remote Desktop Services – Upgrade and Migration guidelines for Windows Server 2012 R2

Hello everyone, I am Geanina Andreiu from the Remote Desktop Virtualization Team. I’m writing today to let you know that we have published the Remote Desktop Services migration to Windows Server 2012 R2 document that will walk you through various migration scenarios for a Remote Desktop Services (RDS) deployment. This guide describes how to migrate...

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Remote Desktop Services Diagnostic Tool

Hey folks, I’m Omair Gillani, a program manager on the Remote Desktop Virtualization team. Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 make deploying and managing Remote Desktop Services (RDS) super easy by using a single pane of glass management interface. However, RDS deployments can get complex, where an issue with any one of the...

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Lowering the cost of storage for VDI using Windows Server 2012 R2 with Data Deduplication

Hi all, I’m Tristan Scott, a program manager on the Remote Desktop Virtualization team with some exciting news for decreasing the storage cost of Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) using Windows Server 2012 R2. The File Server team just posted two great blogs on the value of live data deduplication for VDI (Extending Data Deduplication to...

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Enhancements to Dell DVS Enterprise for Windows Server 2012

Our friends over at Dell recently blogged about the Dell PowerEdge VRTX platform delivering a first class Microsoft VDI solution for 250 or 500 users.   This was followed up with a more detailed post.   This shows how Windows 8 VM’s provide a 66% increase in density on a  PowerEdgeTM R720 server including up to 75...

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What’s New in Remote Desktop Services for Windows Server 2012 R2

Enabling Modern Work Styles Using Remote Desktop Services in Windows Server 2012 R2 This post is a part of the nine-part series What’s New in Windows Server & System Center 2012 R2 that is featured on Brad Anderson’s In the Cloud blog. Today’s blog post covers Remote Desktop Services (RDS) & Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)...

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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 (all pooled virtual desktops) at our Enterprise Engineering Center (EEC) in...

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