Meet the Windows MultiPoint Server Dev team

Ever wonder who builds Windows MultiPoint Server?  Here’s your chance to match up faces and names. From left to right…  Back Row: Paul, Fabini, Manish, Pawel, Lian, Dave, Greg, Ann, Nikolay, Victor, Dan, Srini, Pankaj, Rich, JoshMiddle Row: Dipti, Raja, Laura, Andriy, Doug, Rob, Juli, Spandana, DavidFront Row: James, Neil, Dean, Steven Not pictured: Srini,…


Windows MultiPoint Server 2011 Pricing and Part Numbers

By popular request, here are the Windows MultiPoint Server part numbers and prices, pulled from the Microsoft U.S. Open License Estimated Retail Price List.   A couple quick notes on how to read the chart: There are four pricing levels listed in this chart: Open Commercial (no limit), Academic, Charity, and Local Government.  Open Price Level…


How to license Windows MultiPoint Server 2011

Hey folks, clarifying another common question:  How do I license Windows MultiPoint Server? The big picture is pretty easy to understand with this video:  [View:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tftu_AqcCgI] What I didn’t talk about in that video was the nuanced differences between Volume Licensing  and OEM licensing. When purchased via Volume Licensing (whether Open, Academic or Charity), Windows MultiPoint…


Using Different languages with Windows MultiPoint Server 2011

Hey folks, this is Dean again, posting from TechEd 2011. One common question I’m getting this year is “What languages does MultiPoint Server support?” Because Windows MultiPoint Server 2011 is built on Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, it natively supports the SP1 language packs, which are available for download here. MultiPoint Server is fully localized…


Windows MultiPoint Server Minimum Hardware Recommendations

Hey folks, this is Dean, posting from TechEd 2011.  A couple folks have asked about the minimum hardware requirements for Multipoint.  You can find that info and more in the Windows MultiPoint Server 2011 Planning Guide. Relevant content copied here:   Table 1: Minimum recommended hardware. Application scenario Up to 4stations 5-6 stations 7-10 stations…


Life just got easier for Developers, ISVs, IHVs and OEMs to create Windows MultiPoint Server 2011 solutions

  Today’s news comes from Steven Goddard who has been working with our partner teams on a great developer extensibility story for WMS 2011: Hello, my name is Steven Goddard and I work on the Windows MultiPoint Server team. Previously, I worked on the Small Business Server and Home Server team. Earlier this week, you may…


Windows MultiPoint Server 2011 – Common Questions and Answers Part 1

Greetings folks, This is Dean Paron, Product Unit Manager for Windows MultiPoint Server, back again.  It’s been a couple weeks since we announced the availability of Windows MultiPoint Server 2011, and I wanted to follow up with a list of the most common questions and answers that I’ve received from customers and partners. Since our…


Windows MultiPoint Server 2011 has RTM’d!!!

Hi- this is James, Group Program Manager for Windows MultiPoint Server. On behalf of the WMS team I am very excited to announce that Windows MultiPoint Server 2011 is available on the Download Center today, and to MSDN and TechNet Subscribers a bit later this week. This availability follows the official signoff of Windows MultiPoint Server 2011 and…


Windows® MultiPoint™ Server 2011 is nearly here!

First, a big “Thank You” to all the people who have been downloading and giving us feedback on the Windows MultiPoint Server 2011 Beta and Release Candidate (which is still available for you to evaluate, by the way!). Based on the progress we have made addressing that feedback, today we are announcing that MultiPoint Server 2011…