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…


What’s New in Windows MultiPoint Server 2012 Dashboard

Hi, James here. The most prominent feature in WMS 2012 that gets used day in and day out, real time in the classroom is the Multipoint Dashboard. In a way everything is new because the features that were previously in the MultiPoint Manager Desktops tab are now rolled into a tool specifically for teachers, the…


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…