W07 Remote Desktop Services in Windows Server 2016: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly

August 9th, 2017

9:30am - 10:45am

Level: Introductory Intermediate

Andy Milford



Microsoft continues its rapid iteration of improvements to Remote Desktop Services core technologies in Server 2016. Windows Server 2012 introduced a radical overhaul to RDS. Windows Server 2016 brings more of the same. There are wonderful enhancements and new features in the new release, but plenty of gotchas as well.

The session will present and demonstrate some of these new features, as well as warn about limitations and other pitfalls still present in RDS in Server 2016. You'll come away with a good understanding of whether or not you can benefit by shifting to RDS running on Windows Server 2016.

You will learn:

  • About MultiPoint Services as a new companion role service for RDS in Server 2016
  • About "Personal Session Desktops," Microsoft's approach to DaaS
  • About Connection Broker improvements in RDS on Server 2016