LG Network Monitor is desktop as a service thanks to RemoteFX

We all love the innovation enabled by virtualization, and the new options of computing form factors is even more interesting (to me). Yesterday saw something cool from LG, the electronics giant who helps me watch hockey, football and MadMen in HD. Allesandro wrote about it yesterday [here]. News coverage provided some context for the development… Read more

Installing Service Pack 1 on Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2

 With the release of Beta of Service Pack 1 for Windows Server 2008 R2 a number of you have asked about Service Pack 1 for the standalone Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2, and whether the new capabilities of Dynamic Memory and RemoteFX will be available for it. Absolutely, both Dynamic Memory and RemoteFX have been… Read more

Download beta of Windows Server 2008 R2 sp1

Over at the Windows Server Division blog, Oliver says the beta is available to download. Oliver focuses on Windows Server 2008 R2 sp1, but Windows 7 sp1 beta is also available. All of this was announced today at our Worldwide Partner Conference in Washington, D.C. Here’s an excerpt from Oliver’s post: The two most important developments… Read more

Microsoft at Citrix Synergy 2010: From the Desktop to the Cloud

Hello from San Francisco, host city of Citrix Synergy, where I will be joining Citrix’s CEO, Mark Templeton, for a keynote on desktop virtualization, Microsoft’s vision for the datacenter, and how we will extend our partnership to help you in the cloud. Helping business and IT manage across shifting conditions has been a shared focus… Read more

Microsoft RemoteFX: Closing the User Experience Gap

Hi, Max Herrmann here again, from the Windows Server RDS team at Microsoft. Last month, I blogged about Microsoft RemoteFX – a key RDS platform capability that we will introduce with Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 and which is designed to provide a media-rich, local-like user experience for virtual and session-based desktops and applications. The… Read more

RT: Partners Support Microsoft RemoteFX

Today Max Herrmann (who posted on this site on March 18) posted a blog that calls out software and hardware partners’ stated intentions to support Microsoft RemoteFX. You can read Max’s post on the RDS blog. Here’s an excerpt: Today, I am very happy to confirm that the following hardware and software companies, among others, have engaged… Read more

Dynamic Memory Coming To Hyper-V

Virtualization Nation, I’ve had the pleasure of talking with customers in the last few months and the Hyper-V R2 reception has been nothing but unequivocally positive. Whether it’s been folks in small, medium or the enterprise, they appreciate the new capabilities in Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V and the free Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2…. Read more

Explaining Microsoft RemoteFX

Hi, my name is Max Herrmann, and I am part of the Windows Server Remote Desktop Services marketing team at Microsoft. Two years ago, Microsoft acquired Calista Technologies where I came from – a startup that set out to create technology that allows remote workers to enjoy the same rich user experience over a network… Read more