Today @ MS Inspire: Next generation architecture for RDS hosting


Microsoft Inspire attendess: join us today at 2:30pm in room 202B, WEWCC for an informative session on how you can make your hosted RDS environments more secure, scalable and efficient; discover the powerful new architecture that enables you to create the next generation of services for your customers, while taking your business to the next level of efficiency and growth.

The RDS modern infrastructure components we are showcasing today extend the current Windows Server 2016 RDS to enable partners to address new markets segments and customers while reducing the cost and complexity of hosted Windows desktop and application deployments.

Our Infrastructure and clients now utilize Azure Active Directory authentication to enable enhanced security features like conditional access, multi-factor authentication, taking advantage of the massive investments being made in our Intelligent Security Graph. We seamlessly integrate with classic Windows authentication to maintain application compatibility and provide a single sign-on user experience.

The RDS modern infrastructure components provide functionality that extends the current RD Web Access, RD Gateway, and RD Connection Broker services, as well as adding a new RD Diagnostics service. The RDS modern infrastructure components are implemented as .NET Web Services enabling a wide variety of deployment options. For example:

  • Both single and multi-tenant deployments, making smaller deployments (less than 100 users) much more economically viable, while providing the necessary security of tenant isolation
  • Deployments on Microsoft Azure, on-premises equipment, and hybrid configurations
  • Virtual machines or Azure App Services can be used for deployment

Azure App Services, part of Azure’s Platform-as-a-Service environment, simplifies the deployment and management of the RDS modern infrastructure because it abstracts the details of the virtual machines, networking, and storage. This simplifies administrative tasks like configuring scale out/in of a service to dynamically and automatically handle fluctuating usage patterns.

The new infrastructure will also include a web client that allows users to connect from any HTML5 browser. The web client, combined with the other RDS modern infrastructure features, allows many Windows applications to be easily transformed into a Web-based Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) application without having to rewrite a line of code.

Join us today to learn more and sign up for the upcoming technical preview!

Session details:

Remote Desktop Services (RDS): Why do you support 24×7 infrastructure for apps that run 8AM – 5PM?
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 2:30 PM-3:30 PM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada) -  202B, WEWCC

For related information, please see Windows Server 2016 Remote Desktop Services documentation and the RDS Azure Quickstart Templates.


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