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SignalR: Real-time Application Development by Einar Ingebrigtsen

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Remote desktop

Meanwhile in 1998, in the world of Windows, Windows NT 4 got a post-fixed edition of the operating system "Terminal Server Edition". With this edition, Microsoft introduced a new protocol called Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP). It allowed the ability for a client to view another computer's desktop and with NT 4 Terminal Server, the operating system would be able to host multiple desktops for multiple users at the same time. From this remote desktop, clients could then launch any applications they wanted that existed on the server they had connected to. As with the good old terminals, the client computer did not need to be very capable. In fact, this gave birth to an industry, thin-client computers, capable of connecting to an RDP-enabled ...

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