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Staying current with Windows Server updates for Remote Desktop Services (RDS)

Hello everyone, I’m David Rankin, a Senior Supportability Escalation Engineer working primarily on Remote Desktop support. Often we get customer enquiries asking which RDS updates are available for a particular Windows Server platform; or when providing support we need to verify if certain hotfixes and servicing rollups are installed on the customers’ servers. To make it easier...

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Remote Desktop Services at TechEd 2013

If you couldn’t attend TechEd North America 2013 in person, we wanted to highlight some key sessions brought to you by the Remote Desktop Services (RDS) team and others: The session What’s New in Windows Server 2012 Virtual Desktop Infrastructure and Remote Desktop Services, presented by Adam Carter, includes Windows Server 2012 R2-specific information as...

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RD Gateway Windows Server 2012 Capacity Planning

We have published a white paper that analyzes RD Gateway capacity planning in Windows Server 2012. In Windows Server 2012, Remote Desktop Gateway (RD Gateway) enables authorized remote users to connect to Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) accessible resources on the corporate network, from any Internet-connected RDP client that supports RD Gateway (such as the Remote...

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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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Windows Server 2012 RemoteApp and Desktop Connections: Default Connections and File Type Associations

Hi all, I’m Travis Howe, a developer on the Remote Desktop Virtualization team. Today I’d like to talk about a few improvements that we made to the RemoteApp and Desktop Connections feature in Windows Server 2012: support for default connections and file type associations. Default connections When we added the RemoteApp and Desktop Connections feature...

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What’s new in Windows Server 2012 Remote Desktop Gateway

Hi, I’m Venkat Bodapati, a software development engineer in Test on the Remote Desktop Virtualization (RDV) team. The purpose of this post is to highlight the key features added and enhancements made in Remote Desktop Gateway (RD Gateway) in Windows Server 2012. To get the most out of this article, you should be familiar with...

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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...

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RemoteFX Features for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012

Hi, I’m Shanmugam Kulandaivel, a senior program manager on the Remote Desktop Virtualization team. As most of you know, both the Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 operating systems are available in multiple editions. I’d like to use this blog post to provide details on the features of Microsoft RemoteFX® that are supported in each edition of...

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