We’ve got something cool to show you at Microsoft Ignite. If you’re there, make sure you see “Get an Independent Insider’s View of Desktop Virtualization and Session Remoting” (BRK3280) on Friday morning. I think you’ll find it worth your while, as we’re showing you how we can empirically measure the remote end user experience on Windows Server 2016. Using tools that we created, Benny Tritsch, Ruben Spruijt and I did some benchmark testing of Remote Desktop Services in Windows Server 2016 to learn about the new performance and application compatibility advances in this version of Windows Server. Using the same tools, we can show the results. See for yourself how Windows Server 2016 Remote Desktop Services performs when configured for WARP, RemoteFX and the new Discrete Device Assignment (DDA). And check out the performance of the new Azure N Series VMs configured with DDA.
Why Test on Windows Server 2016?
There’s some new features and capabilities in RDS in Windows Server 2016. Discrete Device Assignment (DDA) is new to Windows Server 2016. RemoteFX in 2016 also has some new capabilities:
- Support for OpenGL 4.4 & OpenCL 1.1
- Up to 1GB dedicated VRAM can be assigned to a VM guest
- Up to 4k resolution […]