Monday, June 3, 2013

RDS Enhancements - Enhanced VDI in Windows Server 2012 R2

Windows Server 2012 R2 has just been announced at Tech Ed NA 2013! With Windows Server 2012 R2 new features and improvements around RDS are also announced to further enhance VDI !

I’m not allowed to show detailed information yet, but here is a quick wrap up based on what’s just been posted on

“'…RDS Enhancements - Enhanced VDI in Server 2012 R2 which delivers improvements in Management, Value, and User Experience. Session Shadowing allows Admins to view and remotely control active user sessions in an RDSH server. Disk dedupe and storage tiering allow for lower cost storage options. User experience for RemoteApps, network connectivity and multiple display support has been improved. Administrators can now easily support users with session desktops to provide helpdesk style support. Administrators now have even more flexible storage options to support a VDI environment without expensive SAN investments. End users will find RemoteApp behavior is more like local apps, and the experience in low-bandwidth is better, with faster reconnects and improved compression, and support for multiple monitors…”


Expect more detailed information on these features soon on this blog including screenshots!


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  3. I'd be really interested to understand this further. Any idea when there will be more information available?

  4. Hi,

    The only details I'm allowed to share at this point are explained in this blog post:

    You can expect more details on my blog after the launch of the preview version of R2, which will be later this month.