Hyper-V has had a remarkable evolution, and MS VDI had tagged alongside it for almost the very onset. VDI runs on the Hyper-V platform, Windows Server 2012 R2, or free Hyper-V Server 2012 R2, unlike session desktops on RDS, which is a server role installed on a Windows Server platform. VDI saw the light of the day with Windows Server 2008 R2, and caught the attention with Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 when two interesting features were rolled out, namely RemoteFX and dynamic memory.
Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 added more attributes to the former two features and introduced furthermore to the arsenal feature. We will discuss them briefly and see their value add-ons: