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Enterprise Mobility + Security


Join us today (find details at the end of this post) to see our upcoming investments focused on making your hosted RDS environments more secure, scalable and efficient; discover the future architecture improvements that help you create compelling services for your customers, while taking your business to a higher level of efficiency and growth.

These improvements will extend the current Windows Server 2016 RDS to enable partners to address new markets segments and customers while reducing the cost and complexity of hosted Windows desktop and application deployments.

Our Infrastructure and clients will utilize Azure Active Directory authentication to enable enhanced security features like conditional access, multi-factor authentication, taking advantage of the massive investments being made in our Intelligent Security Graph. We will seamlessly integrate with classic Windows authentication to maintain application compatibility and provide a single sign-on user experience.

Further, these will provide functionality that extends the current RD Web Access, RD Gateway, and RD Connection Broker services, as well as adding a new RD Diagnostics service. The RDS modern infrastructure components are implemented as .NET Web Services enabling a wide variety of deployment options. For example:

  • Both single and multi-tenant deployments, making smaller deployments (less than 100 users) much more economically viable, while providing the necessary security of tenant isolation
  • Deployments on Microsoft Azure, on-premises equipment, and hybrid configurations
  • Virtual machines or Azure App Services can be used for deployment

The improved infrastructure will also include a web client that allows users to connect from any HTML5 browser. The web client, combined with the other architectural improvements, allows many Windows applications to be easily transformed into a Web-based Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) application without rewrite.

Session details:

Remote Desktop Services (RDS): Why do you support 24×7 infrastructure for apps that run 8AM – 5PM? Wednesday, July 12, 2017 2:30 PM-3:30 PM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada) – 202B, WEWCC

Now available on demand : Search for session MSP10 – https://myinspire.microsoft.com/sessions