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Disaster recovery for Remote Desktop Services: New resources available

This post is authored by Haley Rowland, Program Manager, Remote Desktop Services. We’ve published new documentation on how to protect the resources running in your RDS deployment and enable disaster recovery through a geo-redundant RDS deployment. When you deploy Remote Desktop Services into your environment, it becomes a critical part of your infrastructure, particularly the apps...

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Remote Desktop Clients – April 2017 Update

This post is authored by David Belanger, Senior Program Manager and Eva Seydl, Program Manager. Here are the highlights of the latest updates to the Remote Desktop clients. You can download the apps from their respective stores on these platforms: Windows 10 Android iOS macOS macOS Beta You can find a comparison of different capabilities...

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Reduce running costs for your RDS Deployment in Azure using Auto-Scaling

This post is authored by Clark Nicholson, Principal Program Manager, Remote Desktop Services. Hello everyone. This is Clark Nicholson from the Remote Desktop Services team. I’m writing today to let you know we have recently published a new version of the Remote Desktop Session Host (RDSH) auto-scaling sample script that uses Azure Resource Management (ARM)...

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Announcing: Remote Desktop Services solutions templates on Azure Marketplace

At Ignite 2016, we highlighted all the improvements we have made in our core Remote Desktop Services (RDS) platform in Windows Server 2016 to leverage the power of Azure. Since then, we have been working to continue providing tools for you to jumpstart your RDS deployment. We are happy to announce that you’ll now be...

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New MS Mechanics video with the latest updates to RDS for Windows Server 2016

We are getting close to the launch of RDS in Windows Server 2016! As a preview to the great new capabilities coming in the latest update of your trusted desktop and app virtualization platform, we have released a new MS Mechanics video showcasing some of our greatest innovations in this release. Scott Manchester, Principal Group...

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Recommended hotfixes and updates for Remote Desktop Services in Windows Server 2012 R2

Hi everyone, it’s David Rankin again from the Remote Desktop team. Back at the end of February I provided you with information on Staying current with Windows Server updates for Remote Desktop Services (RDS). As we release more hotfixes and updates to help improve Remote Desktop Services, those lists can become very long and maybe...

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Remote Desktop for Windows 10 exiting preview

I’d like to start by saying a big thank you to everyone who has installed and used our Microsoft Remote Desktop Preview client for Windows 10 and has provided us great feedback so far. After a few months working on the core feature set, we’re excited to bring the app out of preview so everyone...

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New Windows Server 2016 Capability: Use Azure SQL DB for your Remote Desktop Connection Broker high availability environment

Hi everyone. This has been a busy week for Remote Desktop, as Microsoft has released Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 5! In this version, we have made it even easier to deploy a full, highly available Remote Desktop Services deployment. You can now use an Azure SQL DB—or any other SQL DB in a shared...

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