Remote Desktop Services (RDS) Quick Start Deployment for RemoteApp, Windows Server 2012 Style

Build your test lab with Boot-to-VHD. Here are the steps. Deploy a VM to cloud and build your lab in Windows Azure with 90-day free trial. Here’s how. Preping for Microsoft certifications? Join our Windows Server 2012 "Early Experts" Study Group. This particular blog post presents the routines to conduct a RDS Quick Start session-based…

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TechNet Radio: IT Time – Desktop Virtualization with Microsoft and Citrix

About This Video Jamie Schmidtke from Citrix Systems is back for episode 2 in this 3-part Better Together with Microsoft and Citrix series. (1, 3) And in this show we’re covering Desktop Virtualization and the integration between Citrix XenApp, XenServer, App-V, Windows Server and System Center 2012 Configuration Manager. Downloads Video: WMV | MP4 |…

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Microsoft VDI Licensing Primer

For VDI, Microsoft’s licensing model is VDI Standard and Premium Suites. These are great offerings and simplify the process to acquire Microsoft VDI. And in my view for many customers, this is a cost-effective solution and I encourage IT decision makers to examine and compare Microsoft offerings with others out there in the market. The…

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RDS, VDI, and App-V User Experience

Build your test lab with Boot-to-VHD. Here are the steps. Deploy a VM to cloud and build your lab in Windows Azure with 90-day free trial. Here’s how. Preping for Microsoft certifications? Join our Windows Server 2012 "Early Experts" Study Group. The content of this post was based on Windows Server 2008 R2. However the…

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Microsoft Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Explained

Build your test lab with Boot-to-VHD. Here are the steps. Deploy a VM to cloud and build your lab in Windows Azure with 90-day free trial. Here’s how. Preping for Microsoft certifications? Join our Windows Server 2012 "Early Experts" Study Group. This is a follow-up posting and a continual discussion of desktop virtualization and Remote…

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Remote Desktop Services (RDS) Architecture Explained

Build your test lab with Boot-to-VHD. Here are the steps. Deploy a VM to cloud and build your lab in Windows Azure with 90-day free trial. Here’s how. Preping for Microsoft certifications? Join our Windows Server 2012 "Early Experts" Study Group. In Windows Server 2008 R2 (WS2008R2), Terminal Services (TS) has been expanded and renamed…

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You Are Invited to Desktop Virtualization Technical Briefing

I am very excited to be delivering a Remote Desktop Services/Virtual Desktop Infrastructures (RDS/VDI) session in the upcoming Desktop Virtualization Technical Briefing. RDS/VDI is, in my view, one of the most compelling solutions to transform IT into a corporate business value delivery engine. I am most impressed by the architecture elegantly integrated into Windows Server…

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Concept of Desktop Virtualization

Build your test lab with Boot-to-VHD. Here are the steps. Deploy a VM to cloud and build your lab in Windows Azure with 90-day free trial. Here’s how. Preping for Microsoft certifications? Join our Windows Server 2012 "Early Experts" Study Group. The traditional desktop computing model, as shown in Fig. 1, has been one where…

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Building Sandbox for Evaluating RDS and VDI

I have just finished developing the content of RDS and VDI to be soon delivered in the Session 3 of the upcoming TechNet events. To minimize the required hardware, both the RDS and VDI demos are to be carried out using one laptop. In this screencast I briefly described how my demo laptop was set…

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Remote Desktop Services, Quick Notes of

I received a few quick questions on Remote Desktop Services (RDS) and thought to share my answers. 1) Do the new remote desktop enhancements in Srv2008R2 & Windows7Ent/Ult require the upgrade of Active Directory to 2008R2 Native Mode? The Domain functional level needs to be in 2008 R2 to take advantage of the VDI capabilities….

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