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Microsoft to deliver VDI and Live Migration with Windows Server 2008 R2

By Peter Haigh, in , posted: 5-Nov-2008 23:38

Over on the Microsoft">Windows Server blog,there is an post covering the renamed Terminal Server role (now known as Remote Desktop Services) and how it will act as a proper broker for TS, and VDI running on Hyper-V. Note that it is described as a departmental NOT enterprise solution in this early discussion. Some other key TS/RDS advances are:

  • multi-monitor support

  • bi-directional audio support (VoIP?)

  • Multimedia and 3D redirection

  • Vista Aero experience

Also expected is Windows Hyper-V Live Migration and a great new feature called Direct Access that provides network access anywhere without a VPN - sounds great!

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