Now that Microsoft is about to release RemoteFX in SP1, the Microsoft Thin Client operating systems are also getting a ‘free’ user experience upgrade.
RemoteFX will allow for a richer user experience that requires the most resources on the server-side. This means that Thin Clients will also be able to take advantage of the rich graphics of RemoteFX. In this article you can read that Microsoft is lining up Windows Embedded Standard (7), Windows Embedded Compact 7 and Windows Thin PC (WinTPC) for RDP 7.1 (the version of RDP that supports RemoteFX). Microsoft claims that its RemoteFX technology will enable its graphics-intensive Windows Aero user experience and the running of rich applications on thin-client devices. Such rich applications may include full-motion video and three-dimensional graphics accessed from a remote server.
In the interview Windows Embedded News Center (WENC) editorial staff recently sat down with Alexa Barron, product manager, Thin Client and Windows Embedded Standard at Microsoft Corp., to pick her brain regarding the evolving demand for thin-client devices and dissolve common myths associated with implementing these solutions.