RemoteFX is a set of RDP technologies – most prominently graphics virtualization and the use of advanced codes – that are being added to Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1.
Microsoft RemoteFX is the ‘special sauce’ in Remote Desktop Services that users will be able to enjoy when they connect to their virtual and session-based desktops and applications over the network.
With Microsoft RemoteFX, users will be able to work remotely in a Windows desktop environment, watch full-motion video, enjoy Silverlight animations, and run 3D applications – all with the fidelity of a local-like performance when connecting over the LAN. Their desktops are actually hosted in the data center as part of a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) or a session virtualization environment (formerly known as Terminal Services).
With RemoteFX, these users will be able to access their workspace via a standard RDP connection from a broad range of client devices – including simple, low-cost thin client devices.
Additionally, Citrix users can integrate and use Microsoft RemoteFX within the XenDesktop suite of products and HDX. Microsoft RemoteFX is designed to integrate with partner solutions, and we expect solutions from Citrix and other partners to enable the fidelity of a RemoteFX-accelerated user experience for a broad range of environments.
With the release of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 service pack 1 (SP1) Devon IT customers can now use the TC5Xc with WES7 take advantage of RemoteFX virtualization of the Graphical Processing Unit (GPU) on the server side to deliver next-generation rich media and 3D user experiences for VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructures).
Devon IT customers will have multiple desktop options to take advantage of RemoteFX.
- The new TC5Xc with WES7, announced February 22, 2011 and shipping Q2 2011, gives customers Microsoft’s latest embedded operating system along based on Windows 7 Standard. This includes….
- TC5Xc with WES 2009, available mid-summer (upon release from Microsoft), the Devon IT will include the updated RDP 7.1 client which provides RemoteFX functionality.
- Available towards the end of 2011, all Devon IT thin clients running DeTOS (Devon Terminal Operating System) will include RDP 7.1 and offer RemoteFX functionality.
- Available in early 2012, Devon IT’s low cost ARM-based thin client, optimized for RemoteFX will allow users to take advantage of rich media features such as 3D user interface, full-motion video, animations, and portable graphics stacks like Microsoft Silverlight and Flash, and a diverse array of client-side devices in low-cost ARM device.