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 →

Whats new With Parallels RAS 17.0

Parallels recently released version 17 of its Parallels Remote Application Server (Parallels RAS). Parallels RAS 17 is an all-in-one solution that enables end users to deliver virtual desktops and business applications simply to many device types including IOS, Android, Mac, Linux and Chromebook. Parallels has previously been positioned as a mid market VDI solution for users... Continue Reading →

The Difference between Application Virtualisation & Layering

I have had a few questions recently regarding the benefits of Layering and Application Virtualisation, so I have summarised the basic concept here. The difference between application layering and application virtualisation, is that layering technology uses a virtual disk to form either a VHD or a VMDK. Once the disk has been created, the application... Continue Reading →

VDI Infrastructure qualified for Microsoft LyncMicrosoft have added a Infrastructure qualified for MS Lync section to TechNET. This  shows VDI Partner platforms and client hardware platforms which are supported with Lync Server 2013.Summary:"With the release of Lync Server 2013, Microsoft has worked closely with multiple partners to bring enterprise-grade audio and video communication support using Lync... 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 →

Whats new in RDS 2012 R2

Its been a while since my last Remote Desktop Post so i thought it would be good to mention some of the new features coming with RDS 2012 R2. Reductions in Storage and Network Bandwidth: Microsoft have focused on reducing Storage and network costs for desktop deployments. Data Deduplication has been introduced to VDI (personal... Continue Reading →

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