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  • Blog Post: Windows MultiPoint Server 2011 - Common Questions and Answers Part 3 (Forum FAQs)

    This is a summary of the Frequently Asked Questions on the Windows Multipoint Server forums. If your question is not answered, then feel free to post on our TechNet Forums ( http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/windowsmultipointserver/threads ) and ask there. Q1. How do I license Windows...
  • Blog Post: How to Install Windows MultiPoint Server 2011

    Hey everyone, Livi here again! I bring you a much-anticipated video on how to install Windows MultiPoint Server 2011. We get a lot of questions about different parts of the installation process, so we've made a short video as a step-by-step walkthrough on what to do when you're installing for the...
  • Blog Post: Windows MultiPoint Server creating digital opportunities in developing countries

    One of the most rewarding parts of being on the Multipoint Server / Remote Desktop team is seeing the products we build bring access to technology to those most in need. This often involves partnering with Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) that work in the most challenging environments in the world...
  • Blog Post: Windows Multipoint Server 2012 – Customizing Virtual Desktop Template - Part 2

    Today's post comes from Ratnesh Yadav from the Windows MultiPoint Server team. (Updated March 27th, 2013 with information on Update Rollup 1. Updated April 2nd, 2013 with details on connecting remote stations to WMS Virtual Desktops, both at the end) This blog is in continuation of the “ WMS...
  • Blog Post: What’s New in Windows MultiPoint Server 2012 Dashboard

    Hi, James here. The most prominent feature in WMS 2012 that gets used day in and day out, real time in the classroom is the Multipoint Dashboard. In a way everything is new because the features that were previously in the MultiPoint Manager Desktops tab are now rolled into a tool specifically for teachers...
  • Blog Post: An Intern's Guide to Windows MultiPoint Server 2011

    Hey all! As you can probably tell from my Live ID, I am not Dean Paron or James Duffus. My name is Livi Erickson, and I am a Program Manager intern on the WMS team. Since this is my first time writing a blog post for the TechNet blogs, I thought I'd give a brief introduction: I am a second semester...
  • Blog Post: Teacher / Student Instant Messaging in Windows MultiPoint Server 2012

    Today's post comes to you courtesy of Spandana Battula of the WMS team: This is one of the biggest feature additions in WMS 2012 over WMS2011. Through the Instant Messaging (IM) feature, students will now be able to privately send a message to the teacher. We thought that this feature could help situations...
  • Blog Post: Windows MultiPoint Server 2012 released to manufacturing, available for evaluation today!

    Hi everyone, James Duffus here with some more big news from the MultiPoint Server team. Today, we’re excited to announce that Windows MultiPoint Server 2012 is released and an Evaluation version is available for download here . Note that you can start your deployment with the Evaluation version...
  • Blog Post: Installing Software on Windows MultiPoint Server

    Hey guys! One of the questions that we are frequently asked on the TechNet Forums is about installing programs on MultiPoint. As always, there are hardware considerations, but with WMS, some extra things need to be considered prior to installing software. Here are some tips to help with making sure...
  • Blog Post: Roundup of Online Resources for Windows Multipoint Server 2012

    There has been a lot of activity and questions around WMS 2012, so now seems like a good time to do a summary of the many online resources available. Website - www.microsoft.com/multipoint has been refreshed for WMS 2012, highlighting new scenarios such as orchestrating Windows 7 and Windows 8 PCs...
  • Blog Post: Windows MultiPoint Server 2012 Update Rollup 1 and Zero Client Drivers now available

    We’re happy to announce that WMS 2012 UR1 has been signed off. We recommend that all customers apply this as it has some changes that increase general system stability. But most importantly it adds support for USB-Over-Ethernet Zero clients. UR1 is available by running Windows Update. Please...
  • Blog Post: Managing PCs and Tablets with Windows Multipoint Server 2012

    Hi, James here. Another new feature that has been generating a lot of excitement is using the MultiPoint Connector to orchestrate traditional client computers in the same way that we treat MultiPoint stations. So a teacher has the same visibility and control over both low cost WMS stations and / or full...
  • Blog Post: Using Different languages with Windows MultiPoint Server 2011

    Hey folks, this is Dean again, posting from TechEd 2011. One common question I’m getting this year is “What languages does MultiPoint Server support?” Because Windows MultiPoint Server 2011 is built on Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, it natively supports the SP1 language packs, which...
  • Blog Post: Windows MultiPoint Server 2012 – Disk Protection

    Today's post comes from Ratnesh Yadav from the Windows MultiPoint Server team. (Updated March 8th, 2013 with additional instructions for using alternate disk partitions at the end) W indows MultiPoint Server (WMS) 2012 has a very cool new feature called Disk Protection. This feature allows an administrator...
  • Blog Post: New support for Multipoint Server 2012 from NComputing

    An important partner in the affordable client space has been NComputing, who just announced a new upgrade to its vSpace Virtualization Platform. vSpace Server 7.1 takes advantage of the user experience advances in Windows MultiPoint Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012. Users of NComputing’s thin...
  • Blog Post: Windows MultiPoint Server 2011 - Common Questions and Answers Part 4 (Virtualization)

    Hey folks, since we posted the “ MultiPoint and Hyper-V ” blog post last month, we’ve gotten some follow-up questions specific to virtualization which are answered here: Q: Can I use Windows MultiPoint Server as a Hyper-V host? How is it different than using Windows Server Standard...
  • Blog Post: Windows Multipoint Server 2012 General Availability - good to go

    As we announce broad availability of WMS 2012 you can hear a few thoughts from Anthony Salcito, our VP of Worldwide Education, on how this changes the game in delivering, managing and benefiting from technology in education. http://blogs.technet.com/b/microsoft_in_education/archive/2013/02/08/windows...
  • Blog Post: Windows MultiPoint Server 2012 Beta is live!

    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...
  • Blog Post: Updating PCs and Virtual Desktops for Update Rollup 1 of Windows Multipoint Server 2012

    Now that Update Rollup 1 is available on the Download Center and via Windows Update we’ve heard from a few customers who missed that if you are using the MultiPoint Connector to manage Windows 7 PCs, Windows 8 PCs or Virtual Desktops running in virtual machines then you need to update the Connector...
  • Blog Post: Update Rollup 1 for Windows MultiPoint Server 2011 has been released!

    Hi everyone, Livi here again with exciting news! The Update Rollup 1 for Windows MultiPoint Server 2011 has officially been released and is available for free download on the Download Center . A couple months back, James Duffus, the Group Program Manager for MultiPoint, announced the public beta and...
  • Blog Post: MultiPoint Server at TechED 2012

    Hey everyone, It’s been a busy time on the MultiPoint Server team, but we’re excited to be at Microsoft’s TechED North America conference in Orlando this week! The conference kicked off with STB President Satya Nadella’s keynote speech this morning and runs through Thursday...
  • Blog Post: Understanding MultiPoint Server 2011 and Hyper-V

    One of the cool yet relatively unknown features of Windows MultiPoint Server 2011 Premium is the ability to use it as a Hyper-V host or as a Hyper-V guest operating system. And because of the 1+1 licensing with Windows MultiPoint, one copy of MultiPoint 2011 Premium can actually run as both the Hyper...
  • Blog Post: Zero Clients for Windows MultiPoint Server 2012

    Zero clients are an inexpensive and convenient way to easily expand the number of stations of your Windows Multipoint Server. One of the exciting changes of Windows MultiPoint Server 2012 is a new zero client plug-in architecture that can greatly improve the user experience. Compared to the video...