14.4. The Microsoft VDI Solution

Microsoft VDI is not a single product but a set of products and technologies that are well integrated, creating an end-to-end solution. The solution can be implemented using only Microsoft technologies or a hybrid approach, leveraging partner solutions that complement and add value to Microsoft's offering. The Microsoft VDI solution includes the following core technologies and products:

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 with Hyper-V

  • System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2

  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Remote Desktop Services (RDS)

  • Windows 7, Vista, and XP

  • Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5

The cornerstone of Microsoft's VDI offering is its server virtualization solution called Hyper-V. Hyper-V is the main platform ...

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