Parallels RAS V17.1 – Provisioning Virtual Desktops in Microsoft Azure

Introduction: In the latest release of Parallels RAS (17.1), a new feature has been introduced allowing you to provision and deploy Virtual Desktops and RD Session hosts within Azure direct from the Parallels RAS Console. This new feature creates an opportunity for customers wanting to branch out to Cloud Virtual Desktops whilst maintaining a on-premises... Continue Reading →

Windows Virtual Desktop – GPU Setup and Testing

Introduction One key benefit of Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) is the ability to spin up Windows 10 instances with Graphics Cards (GPU's) on the fly. Where as traditionally it would take significantly longer to deliver GPU graphics to on-premises VDI solutions, due to procurement, logistics and implementation. You can find out more about the different... Continue Reading →

A Deep Dive In to Windows Virtual Desktop – Reverse Connect

Introduction One of the core differences between traditional Remote Desktop Services and Windows Virtual Desktop is they way clients connect to (RD/WVD) resources. Microsoft have introduced a new mechanism within Windows Virtual Desktop called Reverse Connect. Traditional Remote Desktop Services (RDS) connectivity: Clients would typically connect to a RD Gateway for external access to RDS... Continue Reading →

Parallels Announces RAS Version 17.1

Introduction Parallels have announced the next version Parallels RAS 17.1, which will preview soon and launch this December. This update includes new Multi-tenant architecture features and supports SAML; provisioning options; Client Updates; and more. Some of the new features include: Multi-tenant architectureSecurity Assertion Markup Language SAML SSO authenticationExtended Drag and Drop FeaturesSupport for SQL 2017... Continue Reading →

Getting Started with Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) in Azure

Introduction: On the 30th of September 2019, Microsoft announced Windows Virtual Desktop General Availability. Windows Virtual Desktop brings a new era to the End User Computing market where Microsoft takes back the management and configuration of the core Microsoft Remote Desktop infrastructure and allow customers and partners to manage the Endpoint Client and Azure Subscription... Continue Reading →

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