Monday 4 July 2011

ChangeBase Delivers Microsoft RDS Compatibility Offering

Microsoft and ChangeBase have teamed up to deliver cutting-edge application compatibility assessment for the Microsoft Remote Data Services Product (RDS).

Now you can assess your application portfolio for compatibility on Windows 7, Server 2008 R2 and Remote Data Services as well check compatibility on  virtualization (App-V) and browser platforms (IE8/9). This is great news as I think it's now a key requirement  for our customers to be able to report and manage the entire application stack from the;

  • Hardware level (64-bit)
  • OS (Windows 7)
  • Server (Server 2008R2 and RDS)
  • Virtualization layer (App-V) 
  • Browser level (IE8/9)
You can read about Microsoft's RDS offering  with a quick description here;
Remote Desktop Services (RDS) in Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1 provides the ideal platform for companies to implement a centralized desktop strategy, helping organizations improve flexibility and compliance while improving data security and IT’s ability to manage desktops and applications.
Manlio Vecchiet, Director of Product Management, Windows Server and Virtualization at Microsoft. has this to say about this new AOK/Microsoft offering;
"As customers increasingly look at deploying RDS to meet their needs for session virtualization and VDI, new tools to help facilitate adoption are a welcome addition to the market."  "We believe that customers will benefit from tools such as the AOK Tool when addressing RDS application compatibility in the context of a desktop virtualization initiative."
One of my ChangeBase colleagues, Dawn Clifton was truly excited about this new AOK offering and had this to say, "It is always exciting working with the people at Microsoft and it was an absolute pleasure working with the Microsoft RDS team when developing our RDS plugins.  Due to the hard work of everyone involved the project ran smoothly and was completed on time. We are extremely excited about the launch of our new RDS assessment program to help clients with their virtualisation and VDI decision making process."

You can read more about Microsoft's RDS offering in detail here:

And you read the ChangeBase Press Release RDS offering here:

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