Quickly deploy RDS 2016 in Azure

In this post I’ll show how to deploy a minimal Windows Server 2016 Remote Desktop Services farm in Azure in 20 minutes using Azure Resource Manager template. Such farm will be enough to provide Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) for 5 to 100 end-users. It was designed as a single-tenant solution, then can be quickly deployed in Azure with minimal effort for every customer. My…


New RDS Capabilities in Windows Server 2016 for Service Providers

RDS 2016
RDS 2016

Remote Desktop Services (RDS) were significantly improved with a release of Windows Server 2016. Service Providers now can build more functional and reliable Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) solutions for their customers, including VDI scenarios with GPU acceleration. Here is the list of RDS 2016 new features and improvements, that can be interesting for service providers: Windows10-like experience…


Shielded VMs in Windows Server 2016

A lot of customers ask service providers: “How can you guarantee, that your technical staff won’t steal our confidential data?” And honestly speaking, there is no simple answer for that. Some service providers can say that they have organizational policies and security monitoring in place, others say that they will implement encryption of tenant’s data etc….


Windows Server 2016 - What's new for Service Providers

Windows Server 2016 is finally released, and it’s a breakthrough version of Microsoft’s server operating system. Windows Server 2016 is packed with great new features, that make it the best-in-class IaaS platform, the most secure Windows Server ever, and the best platform for Windows-based microservices. In this series I will write about new features in…


Windows Server 2016 RTM, System Center 2016 RTM and Azure Stack TP2 - now available

Great news! Windows Server 2016 was launched yesterday on Microsoft Ignite conference. Windows Server 2016 is a next major release of Windows Server after 2012, and it’s packed with great new features and enhancements. Windows Server 2016, System Center 2016 and Windows Azure Pack allow service providers to build scalable, stable and cost efficient IaaS…