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13Oct/130

Screenshots and Features of the new Remote Desktop apps for iOS, Android and OS X

Yesterday I mentioned Microsoft announced the new Remote Desktop apps for iOS, Android and OS X. This article will go a bit deeper with a load of screenshots and some of the features.

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11Oct/130

Microsoft confirms it acquired assets of iTap to build new Remote Desktop apps for iOS, Android and OS X

What has been a rumor for the past couple of days now has been confirmed: Microsoft bought the assets of iTab to speed up the time to market for the Remote Desktop apps for iOS, Android and OS X.

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8Oct/1310

Microsoft to release free RDP Desktop apps for iOS, Android and OS X (updated with screenshots and features)

Yesterday Microsoft announced something pretty significant: later this month they are going to release RDP clients for iOS, Android and Mac. The iOS and Android clients are completely new and the Mac client has gotten a complete overhaul.

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26Jun/130

ProjectVRC Whitepaper: Office 2013 needs 20% more resources in VDI to have same performance as previous versions

The comparison of Office 2007 with Office 2010, showed only a 1% performance difference in favour of Office 2007. The comparison of Office 2007 and Office 2013 showed a significant performance decrease of over 20%. This leads to the conclusion that to maintain the same performance levels with the newest version of Microsoft Office, about 20% more infrastructure capacity may be needed.

21Jun/130

Microsoft Whitepaper: Reference Architecture for DaaS (Service Providers)

This document defines a set of architectural blocks for creating a multitenant, hosted Windows desktop and application service. The primary goal is to enable hosting providers to create secure, scalable, and reliable desktop hosting solution offers for small and medium-sized organizations with up to 1500 users.

29Apr/130

RemoteFX vGPU Setup and Configuration Guide for Windows Server 2012

Windows Server 2012 introduces some significant improvements to RemoteFX™. One feature – RemoteFX vGPU - already present in Windows Server 2008 R2 is the ability to use a physical graphic adapter (GPU) in the Hyper-V host to accelerate the host-side rendering of display content. This guide describes the configuration steps to leverage RemoteFX vGPU in Windows Server 2012.

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24Apr/130

RD Connection Broker Performance and Scalability

This MS document provides performance and scalability testing results for RD Connection Broker, and describes the most relevant factors that influence performance.

22Apr/130

Propalms launches TSE 7.0

Propalms? Exactly, that's what I thought too. Apparently they are still alive. They just launched version 7.0 of their flagship product called TSE.

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11Apr/130

Tuning Office 2013 for use on RD Session Host

Office 2013 doesn’t really play very nice with RD Session Host on a default install. Here are some tips to make more RD Session friendly.

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11Apr/130

Free one-day course by Microsoft on Microsoft VDI

If you are new to the benefits of a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), not sure when or why to use session-based or virtual machine-based desktop deployments, or have questions about the architecture (including App-V and UE-V), consider taking the new Jump Start course on April 18, 2013.

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