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Getting Started with Windows VDI by Andrew Fryer

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Desktop as a Service

The future of RDS may well mean that we start to use Desktop as a Service (DaaS), where we can simply rent desktops based on Windows Servers acting as RD Session Hosts from cloud providers such as Amazon, Google, and Microsoft. Amazon already has this service in place, but it's based on the older Windows Server 2008 R2 technologies, and there are also some major hosting providers who also offer this. Microsoft has not offered its own DaaS, but that is about to change and we will be able to license RDS on VMs running in Microsoft Azure's cloud platform for running our software and our VMs. This will allow us to either upload or create a VM on Azure configured to provide session-based collections that can be accessed from anywhere ...

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