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 – Customizing Virtual Desktop Template - Part 2

Today’s post comes from Ratnesh Yadav from the Windows MultiPoint Server team.  (Updated March 27th, 2013 with information on Update Rollup 1. Updated April 2nd, 2013 with details on connecting remote stations to WMS Virtual Desktops, both at the end) This blog is in continuation of the “WMS 2012 – Creating Virtual Desktop Stations – Part…


Windows MultiPoint Server 2012 – Disk Protection

Today’s post comes from Ratnesh Yadav from the Windows MultiPoint Server team. (Updated March 8th, 2013 with additional instructions for using alternate disk partitions at the end) Windows MultiPoint Server (WMS) 2012 has a very cool new feature called Disk Protection.  This feature allows an administrator to protect the system volume (that’s the drive where Windows…


Windows MultiPoint Server 2012 Beta is live!

Hi everyone, James Duffus here with some big news from the MultiPoint Server team. Today, we’re excited to announce that the Windows MultiPoint Server 2012 Beta is live and available for download at our Connect site. In February of 2010 and in March of 2011, we released the first two versions of MultiPoint Server with…


Windows MultiPoint Server 2011 - Common Questions and Answers Part 4 (Virtualization)

Hey folks, since we posted the “MultiPoint and Hyper-V” blog post last month, we’ve gotten some follow-up questions specific to virtualization which are answered here: Q:  Can I use Windows MultiPoint Server as a Hyper-V host?  How is it different than using Windows Server Standard as a Hyper-V host? A: Yes, you can run Windows…


Announcing Windows MultiPoint Server Update Rollup 1 Beta

Expanding the international footprint of Windows MultiPoint Server 2011 Additional language support and minor updates now available with Windows MultiPoint Server 2011 Rollup 1 Beta Hi. It’s James again. I’m lucky enough to run Windows MultiPoint Server Program Management which is a great gig. In this post, I want to provide an update on WMS 2011 as…