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31 Days of our Favorite Things: Remote Desktop Services (RDS) in Windows Server 2012 (Part 30 of 31)

There’s nothing remote about the chances that Microsoft would make big improvements in nearly all aspects of the platform that is Windows Server.  And Windows Server 2012 is no exception.  In this instance, we’re going to discuss Remote Desktop Services – otherwise lovingly referred to as RDS.

Configured Remote Desktop Services in Windows Server 2012

“Lovingly?  That’s a bit much, isn’t it, Kevin?”

Okay.. perhaps to you.  But there are more and more people every day who depend upon this platform for bringing the Windows experience to the devices they love.  So any technology that lets my users and my business get their work done from wherever, on whatever device; that’s something I love.  It’s a true BYOD love story.

In today’s next-to-last (wow!) installment of our “31 Days of our Favorite Things”, my Milwaukeen friend Brian Lewis writes about the “three main buckets” of changes and improvements in RDS for Windows Server 2012:

  1. Management of Remote Desktop Services
  2. Virtual Desktop Infrastructure
  3. The RDP protocol


PS – I am personally looking forward to using RemoteApp  from my new Microsoft Surface, for those few desktop applications that I want to use but can’t locally install.


“’Milwaukeen’?  Is that a word?”

I don’t know…  Milwauker?  Milwaukite? Milwacko? Milli Vanilli? 

If you know the answer, please let us know in the comments.


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Kevin is an engaging and highly sought-after speaker and webcaster who has landed several times on Microsoft's top 10 webcast list, and has delivered many top-scoring TechNet events and webcasts. In his past outside of Microsoft, Kevin has held positions such as software engineer, information systems professional, and information systems manager. He loves sharing helpful new solutions and technologies with his IT professional peers.

A prolific blogger, Kevin shares his thoughts, ideas and tips on his “Full of I.T.” blog (http://aka.ms/FullOfIT). He also contributes to and moderates the TechNet Forum IT Manager discussion (http://aka.ms/ITManager), and presents live TechNet Events throughout the central U.S. (http://www.technetevents.com). When he's not busy learning or blogging about new technologies, Kevin enjoys digital photography and videography, and sings in a band. (Q: Midlife crisis? A: More cowbell!) He continues to challenge his TechNet Event audiences to sing Karaoke with him.