A new blog post was posted yesterday by David Bélanger, a program manager on the Remote Desktop team. He discusses the improvements made to dynamically update the resolution and scaling level from the local system to the remote session and how this impacts your remote desktop experience.
Some of the topics are Dynamic resolution update, Dynamic scaling level update, Multi-Monitor and RemoteApp programs on high DPI devices.
The blog post is a great summary of the improvements in 8.1!
“…Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 provide improved remote desktop and RemoteApp experiences by dynamically updating the remote resolution and remote scale factor based on changes made locally (on the client PC), without the need to reconnect to the session. These features are enabled by default if both the client and the host are running Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2. Dynamically updating the remote resolution is also available on Windows 7 clients connecting to Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2 hosts with the Remote Desktop Protocol 8.1 Update for Windows 7 SP1 installed on the client…"
For the full article see: Resolution and Scaling Level Updates in RDP 8.1