Enterprise Mobility and Security Blog

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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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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Remote Desktop Preview now supports pinning and Azure RemoteApp

A new update (version 857 for the Remote Desktop Preview client for Windows 10 is making its way through the Store and will be available shortly. This is an exciting release for two reasons: This release provides the last set of features we want to validate before taking this client out of preview to be...

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March updates to Azure RemoteApp

Within the month of March 2016, we released the following new features and capabilities for Azure RemoteApp: Windows client was updated to address high local processer usage and enhanced graphics performance improvements HTML5 web client (preview) has been enabled for everyone and now supports both non-domain joined cloud and domain joined hybrid deployments, go here...

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Remote Desktop Client Preview for Mac supports multiple monitors and more

Hi everyone, this is Ayesha Mascarenhas from the Remote Desktop team. Today, I’d like to share with you the latest updates we have made to the Remote Desktop client preview app for Mac: Multiple monitor support The preview app now supports the ability to use multiple monitors in your remote session. You can enable multiple...

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February updates to Azure RemoteApp

Within the month of February 2016, we released the following new features and capabilities for Azure RemoteApp: Gallery images were updated with Windows Administrative tools natively installed. Windows client updated to address focus issues and general service delivery improvements. HTML5 web client (preview) has been enabled for everyone and now supports both non-domain joined cloud...

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Windows MultiPoint Server 2012 updates available

Hi everyone this is Eva Seydl and I work on the MultiPoint Services team. We’re excited to announce two updates for Windows MultiPoint Server 2012, both of which are available for immediate download through Windows Update. Update Rollup 3 for Windows MultiPoint Server 2012 includes: A resolution for the issue in which USB devices, including...

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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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