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 [...]

Cláudio Rodrigues Joins RDS Gurus!

By |January 27th, 2018|

RDS Gurus is thrilled to welcome end-user computing heavy hitter Cláudio Rodrigues to our team. Long time Citrix CTP, Microsoft MVP and entrepreneur with several companies under his belt (see his bio for the details) he brings a wealth of industry knowledge, technical skill and business sense to RDS Gurus. Welcome aboard, Cláudio!

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 [...]

The new Remote Desktop app for macOS is here!

By |November 28th, 2017|

Here is the link to the latest news on the Microsoft Enterprise Mobility & Security blog. This download is not an upgrade to the old one, so as stated on that blog post, don't delete your old app if you want to migrate your connections! Install the new app, migrate your connections, then uninstall the old app. Report issues by going to the Help menu!  

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 [...]

Esther Barthel Joins RDS Gurus!

By |November 3rd, 2017|

RDS Gurus is happy to welcome Esther Barthel to our ranks. Esther is a Citrix CTP, Microsoft MVP and Netscaler Extraordinaire! She brings vast EUC experience and knowledge to RDS Gurus and we are going to use all of it to further the interests of our client base. Check out her bio here. Welcome aboard Esther!

Freek Talks ARM and Parallels RAS – Tomorrow!

By |November 1st, 2017|

For those of you who missed the tweet, Freek is giving a talk about how to use Azure Resource Manager (ARM) to deploy Parallels RAS. Sign up here: Creating a Parallels RAS High-Available Deployment in Microsoft Azure in 30 Minutes Hurry, the talk is tomorrow, November 2, at 10AM PDT! And if you can't make tomorrow, Freek will give another talk on November 7th at 11am CET. Come learn how Freek leverages the power of Azure to deploy a high-availabile Parallels RAS IaaS deployment. This is exciting stuff folks!  - Great automation and a really fast deployment.    

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 [...]

OneDrive for Business Performance in Non-Persistent Environments Using FSLogix’s Office 365 Containers

By |September 18th, 2017|

An Independent Remote End-User Experience Performance Benchmark Based on this Microsoft knowledge base article, “the OneDrive for Business sync app isn’t supported for client sessions that are hosted on Windows 2008 Terminal Services or Windows 2012 Remote Desktop Services (RDS).“ This is also true for RDS running on Windows Server 2016. In order to gain access to OneDrive for Business files, Remote Desktop users have to utilize a web browser. FSLogix Office 365 Containers however, does support roaming OneDrive for Business cache. So RDS Gurus decided to test the user experience of remote desktop users working with OneDrive for Business in [...]

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