Windows MultiPoint Server 2012 Deployment Guide is now available!

Hi everyone, We're excited to announce today that the long-awaited Windows MultiPoint Server 2012 Deployment Guide is now available for download! This document contains walks you through the steps needed to fully configure and deploy a Windows MultiPoint Server 2012 system and contains important information about: Hardware considerations for WMS 2012 Installation and activation Licensing Adding…

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Update Rollup 2 for Windows MultiPoint Server 2012 is now available for download!

Hi all, My name is Livi and I'm one of the Program Managers working on Windows MultiPoint Server. Today, we're excited to announce that Update Rollup 2 for Windows MultiPoint Server 2012 is now available for download through Windows Update. This update includes several fixes and performance enhancements, including: Performance enhancements when launching the MultiPoint Manager…

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New support for Multipoint Server 2012 from NComputing

An important partner in the affordable client space has been NComputing, who just announced a new upgrade to its vSpace Virtualization Platform. vSpace Server 7.1 takes advantage of the user experience advances in Windows MultiPoint Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012. Users of NComputing’s thin client devices (L300 and M300) and the vSpace Software Client can…


Roundup of Online Resources for Windows Multipoint Server 2012

There has been a lot of activity and questions around WMS 2012, so now seems like a good time to do a summary of the many online resources available. Website – www.microsoft.com/multipoint has been refreshed for WMS 2012, highlighting new scenarios such as orchestrating Windows 7 and Windows 8 PCs. Download – aka.ms/WMS2012Eval has a…


Teacher / Student Instant Messaging in Windows MultiPoint Server 2012

Today’s post comes to you courtesy of Spandana Battula of the WMS team: This is one of the biggest feature additions in WMS 2012 over WMS2011. Through the Instant Messaging (IM) feature, students will now be able to privately send a message to the teacher. We thought that this feature could help situations where a…


Windows MultiPoint Server 2012 Update Rollup 1 and Zero Client Drivers now available

We’re happy to announce that WMS 2012 UR1 has been signed off.    We recommend that all customers apply this as it has some changes that increase general system stability.  But most importantly it adds support for USB-Over-Ethernet Zero clients. UR1 is available by running Windows Update. Please see our blog post for an overview of…

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Windows Multipoint Server 2012 General Availability – good to go

As we announce broad availability of WMS 2012 you can hear a few thoughts from Anthony Salcito, our VP of Worldwide Education, on how this changes the game in delivering, managing and benefiting from technology in education.  http://blogs.technet.com/b/microsoft_in_education/archive/2013/02/08/windows-multipoint-server-in-the-classroom.aspx  


Zero Clients for Windows MultiPoint Server 2012

Zero clients are an inexpensive and convenient way to easily expand the number of stations of your Windows Multipoint Server.   One of the exciting changes of Windows MultiPoint Server 2012 is a new zero client plug-in architecture that can greatly improve the user experience. Compared to the video graphics extension model of WMS 2011 this:…

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Managing PCs and Tablets with Windows Multipoint Server 2012

Hi, James here. Another new feature that has been generating a lot of excitement is using the MultiPoint Connector to orchestrate traditional client computers in the same way that we treat MultiPoint stations. So a teacher has the same visibility and control over both low cost WMS stations and / or full PCs running Windows…