Azure RemoteApp update and options for delivering remote desktops and applications via Azure

Tim Tetrick   Hello Microsoft SMB Partners, Wanted to make sure you saw the latest news today on Azure RemoteApp.  Microsoft announced in blog post today that Azure RemoteApp will be phased out over the next year.  New purchases of Azure RemoteApp will end as of October 1, 2016, although existing customers will continue to…

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Office 365 Shared Computer Activation Supported SKUs

Rob Waggoner   Q: Which SKUs of Office 365 can I use in a Terminal Server / Remote Desktop Services (RDS) environment? A: Only the SKUs that include the Office 365 Pro Plus bits can be deployed to an Terminal / RDS Server . If you look at the following link (https://technet.microsoft.com/library/office-365-plan-options.aspx), the second table…

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Can the new Office 365 SKUs be used in an RDS environment?

Rob Waggoner I have a number of discussions around RDS, especially around Microsoft Azure and the question of What Office 365 SKUs can I use in an Azure based RDS environment?  The Office 365 ProPlus, E3 and E4 SKUs are the only Office 365 SKUs supported in an Azure based RDS environment, the new Office…

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Announcing Windows Server 2012 R2 Samurai Webcast Series

Q: (from Brenda) I liked the Windows Server 2012 Samurai Webcast Series, but has the content been refreshed since the launch of Windows Server 2012 R2? A: To stay ahead of the game, partners need to be ready now to show their customers how Windows Server 2012 R2 can help them be lean and stay…

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Microsoft’s New Remote Desktop Clients for iOS, Mac OS and Android

Josh Condie – Microsoft has just released the first official Remote Desktop clients for iOS and Android. Now, users can bring the Windows desktop (even Windows 8.1 which released earlier this month) directly to their mobile devices that may be running on competing platforms.  The apps let you connect to a remote PC while mobile,…

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RDS Licensing Server in a Mixed Windows Server Version Environment

Q: (from Beth) I have a customer who has a 2008 R2 server as his DC and licensing server. He has a 2012 RDS Server as a member server. He obviously needs 2012 CALs, but he wants to make sure that the 2008 licensing server will read and distribute those 2012 CALs properly. A: A…

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Microsoft VDI Licensing

Q: (from Kellie) If an end user is hosting virtual desktops on a server, is there a limit to the number of virtual desktop instances they may run? If so, is the limit different for Standard and Datacenter? I know VDA is required to license the devices accessing a Virtual Desktop and VDA is available…

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