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

TechEd, Day 1 Musings

Wow, 11,000 attendees, press, analysts and speakers here at TechEd. That’s a testimony to the passion, and excitement that this generates amongst our customers and partners.   Day 1 got off to a flying start with Bob Muglia and his inimitable style.  For those who did not get a chance to view the keynote you… 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

March 31 live web chat

On Tuesday, March 31, Microsoft’s Edwin Yuen will be hosting a live web chat 11am-3pm EST. Edwin is a sr. technical product manager. Edwin came to Microsoft with the acquisition of Softricity (and the SoftGrid application virtualization technology). He now also covers Hyper-V and System Center VMM. Sign up here.     Patrick… Read more

Rationalizing a Virtual Desktop Architecture

Hi, my name is Manlio Vecchiet, and I am a group product manager in the Windows Server marketing group at Microsoft. I am on my way back from Interop where I participated in an industry panel about Virtual Desktop Architecture. I was joined by VMware, Citrix and Qumranet. I enjoyed discussing Microsoft’s approach and all… Read more