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Microsoft HTML5 client for RDS (RD Web Client) reached general availability!

By |July 17th, 2018|

Great news, the Microsoft RD Web Client reached general availability today! This means we can now start using a modern browser to access published Desktops and Applications based on HTML5. We have been following the RD Web Client since very early private preview stages and it’s great to see the 1st release out there now! An overview of the articles we published on this topic over the past year:   January 2018 -  HTML5 client for Microsoft Remote Desktop Services 2016: Remote Desktop Web Client March 2018 - Microsoft HTML5 client public preview now available! July 2018 - HTML5 client [...]

New Remote Desktop Session Host performance counters to diagnose app performance!

By |April 25th, 2018|

New performance counters for the RD Session Host role are available for the latest Windows Server 2019 preview release! “…One of the most difficult problems to diagnose is poor application performance - the applications are running slow or don't respond. Traditionally, you start your diagnosis by collecting CPU, memory, disk input/output, and other metrics and then use tools like Windows Performance Analyzer to try to figure out what's causing the problem. Unfortunately, in most situations this data doesn't help you identify the root cause because resource consumption counters have frequent and large variations. This makes it hard to read the [...]

Microsoft HTML5 client public preview now available!

By |March 28th, 2018|

Back in January of this year I published a blog post on the one of the first releases of the Microsoft HTML5 client for Remote Desktop Services (called Web Client). You can find that blog post here HTML5 client for Microsoft Remote Desktop Services 2016: Remote Desktop Web Client. This was based on a preview private that I was part of. I’ve seen huge interest for the HTML5 client, and the client is now officially in Public Preview, ready for anyone to test drive! All the information you need: - Set up the Remote Desktop web client for your users [...]

HTML5 client for Microsoft Remote Desktop Services 2016: Remote Desktop Web Client

By |January 12th, 2018|

Everyone will be familiar with the Remote Desktop client called MSTSC. Since a few years, Microsoft also has a Remote Desktop client for other platforms like iOS, Mac OS X and Android, available for download from the App Store, the Mac App Store, and the Google Play Store. As a next step, Microsoft now also has a web client based on HTML5 (currently into preview), called the RD Web Client. This blog post runs through the setup, based on the early preview that I tested. The Remote Desktop Web Client is installed as an extension of the RD Web Access [...]

RDS Gurus team members presenting at TeamRGE / GeekOut 365 event

By |December 20th, 2017|

Update: Register for this awesome event here!  TeamRGE has teamed up with GeekOut 365 to deliver a live webinar on January 17, 2018. Benny, Kristin and Freek will be presenting several sessions at the event. "...Planning for the TeamRGE / GeekOut 365 event is in full swing, and though we're still hammering out the final details of the agenda, we're very happy to announce the list of sessions that we'll be hosting during the live webinar this January! Before we get to that, here are the details that we have for you today..." Date of the event: January 17, 2018 [...]

Benny and Freek presented at E2EVC in Barcelona!

By |November 23rd, 2017|

Last week was Experts 2 Experts Virtualization (E2EVC) Conference time again! This edition was being held in Barcelona. Great location for the 36th edition of this event with attendees coming from 19 different countries! Benny and Freek presented a session and in this blog post we want to elaborate some more on what they presented. Our session title was called “Microsoft RDS, current state and future vision”. When we created the abstract for our session somewhere last summer, we came up with the idea to present a session showing the latest evolution of the Remote Desktop Platform. Back then, we weren’t really [...]

Recap of the session I presented at Microsoft Ignite 2017

By |October 2nd, 2017|

Last week I attended Microsoft Ignite in Orlando and on Tuesday I presented a session on hosting RDS and VDI in the Cloud. This blog post is a recap of the session including links to demos I showed. I started my session with the question whether RDS or VDI would still be relevant today. I pointed out that the application landscape of an average organization today already contains a lot of SaaS and Web based applications. Also, Apps from App stores are becoming more common in the corporate world. These types of applications are already enabled for the modern workplace and [...]

Real time logging your Microsoft RDS environment using PowerShell

By |July 7th, 2017|

All Remote Desktop Services events logs in a single pane? Every RDS event from machine A and B that has written an event in last 10 minutes? Listen to events from RDS event logs in real time from all RDS related servers in your deployment? Jason Gilbertson, a Technical Advisor at Microsoft who works closely with the RDS Product team wrote a single PowerShell that does all of the above, and much more!! Some of the features: - Export logs locally or remotely to .csv format on local machine grouped by machine name - Convert *.evt* files to .csv - [...]

Azure Resource Manager and JSON templates to deploy RDS in Azure IaaS – Part 8 Defender & BGinfo

By |January 17th, 2017|

Introduction This article is part 8 in a series of articles on deploying RDS in Azure IaaS using ARM & JSON Templates. Here is a quick overview of previous articles on this topic. 1. Full HA RDS 2016 deployment in Azure IaaS in < 30 minutes, Azure Resource Manager 2. RDS on Azure IaaS using ARM & JSON part 2 – demo at Microsoft Ignite! 3. Video of Ignite session showing RDS on Azure IaaS deployment using ARM/JSON 4. Windows Server 2016 GA available in Azure! – used it to deploy RDS on Azure IaaS! 5. Azure Resource Manager and [...]

Azure Resource Manager and JSON templates to deploy RDS in Azure IaaS – Part 7 RD Web Access customization

By |December 1st, 2016|

This article is part 7 in a series of articles on deploying RDS in Azure IaaS using ARM & JSON Templates. Here is a quick overview of previous articles on this topic. 1. Full HA RDS 2016 deployment in Azure IaaS in < 30 minutes, Azure Resource Manager 2. RDS on Azure IaaS using ARM & JSON part 2 – demo at Microsoft Ignite! 3. Video of Ignite session showing RDS on Azure IaaS deployment using ARM/JSON 4. Windows Server 2016 GA available in Azure! – used it to deploy RDS on Azure IaaS! 5. Azure Resource Manager and JSON [...]

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