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Hi everyone, James Duffus here with some big news from the MultiPoint Server team. Today, we’re excited to announce that the Windows MultiPoint Server 2012 Beta is live and available for download at our Connect site.
In February of 2010 and in March of 2011, we released the first two versions of MultiPoint Server with the goal of increasing technology access to educational and under-served customers. Our strategy of providing a simple, low cost solution where traditional 1:1 computing is impractical has proven successful as schools and non-profits deployed hundreds of thousands of MultiPoint Server seats around the globe. Windows MultiPoint Server 2012 builds off of the familiar MultiPoint experience, with the addition of several features that broaden the range of possibilities of shared resource computing solutions.
So, what exactly is new with Windows MultiPoint Server 2012? We’ll cover our new features in depth in their own posts in the upcoming weeks, but below is a general overview of the enhancements we’ve made for 2012:
We hope that you’re as excited about the WMS 2012 Beta release as we are. We’ll be sharing more in-depth blog posts over the next couple of months that cover the new features in more detail. If your organization is already running MultiPoint Server, or if you’re looking for a low-cost solution to provide greater access to technology, I’d like to encourage you to check out the Windows MultiPoint Server 2012 Beta, available for download now at:
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In WMS 2012, we have separated the IT UI (Multipoint Manager) from the teacher UI (Multipoint Dashboard). The dashboard doesn't require local administrative privileges to run.
I will pass on your feedback about raising the limit from 20 to 30 in premium.
Thank you for feedback.
I am also interested to know if my MultiPoint 2011 product codes will work for MultiPoint 2012. I am about to order 3,500 clients and I need to know if I should wait for 2012 to come out. When is the final version coming out, by the way?
What is the best way to connect with you to talk about the upcoming order?
Hello MSFT MPS Team,
Can you please inform us when will the final release of MPS2012 be available?
Has the development team accepted the suggestion on raising the limit of users per server?
Can we have two simultaneously active users on Multipoint 2012 with:
1 pc Ivy Bridge platform + 1 video card (DVI + VGA)
2 monitors (one connected to the DVI, one connected to VGA )
If so each has its internal IP?
You can have up to 20 users on Multipoint Server at one time. You will need a USB hub to plug in each keyboard/mouse into, and then that hub plugs into the computer. That is a called a direct connect station. We also support USB zero client and RDS clients. www.microsoft.com/.../howitworks.aspx shows the three connection options.
Windows Multipoint Server 2012 will ship in the 4th quarter of 2012. The limits for active sessions for standard and premium will remain the same for Multipoint Server 2012 as they were in Multipoint Server 2011.
Love the product for our school! We have 2 servers with 20 USB connected and 2 more server with about 30 via ethernet. Any compelling difference in 2012 that we should upgrade?