Getting Started with Remote Desktop Client on iOS

There is a new TechNet Help content article on the recently released Remote Desktop Client for iOS. Please see the following link: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn473013.aspx for Android please see http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn473007.aspx Summary: "You can use the Microsoft Remote Desktop Client to connect to a remote PC and your work resources from almost anywhere. Experience rich interactivity using a Remote Desktop... Continue Reading →

RDS 2012 – Changing the Connection Broker DNS Alias

I have had a few questions recently around changing the Connection Broker DNS name (alias). This is simple to do and can be achieved by two simple steps:Firstly, you will need to set the active connection broker by going to RDMS, Overview, Deployment Overview, Tasks and set active RD Connection broker. Then you will need... Continue Reading →

Microsoft Remote Desktop Client For Mac, Android and iOS

You can now access RDS 2012 on Mac, Android and iOS. Microsoft last week announced  a new RDP client for Mac Android and iOS. The RDP client for Mac and iOS is available for download from the Apple store. Download it now: Mac: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/microsoft-remote-desktop/id715768417?mt=12&ls=1 iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/microsoft-remote-desktop/id714464092?mt=8 Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.microsoft.rdc.android You will also find a brand new... Continue Reading →

Clarification on the use of Office 365 Pro Plus in VDI environments

Microsoft have recently clarified the licencing of Office 365 in VDI environments. You can use Office 365 using dedicated virtual desktop infrastructure but the virtual machine must be dedicated to the user. in order to install Office Pro Plus 2013 in the Remote Desktop Services (RDS) mode, you MUST have a volume licensing agreement. Click-to-run supports... Continue Reading →

Creating a Windows ThinPC Thin Client

I have spent some time researching windows Thin PC Thin Clients. My self and a colleague Chris Shaw came up with a solution that loads a RDP file from the root directory (C:\>). My RDS environment has multiple VDI pools so i needed to use a RDP file to load VDI sessions. You can use... Continue Reading →

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