Q: (from Stacy)
We are still getting requests from resellers for quotes on Multi-Point Server. These are resellers who are selling the nComputing devices into smaller schools and they are coming to us for guidance. The only thing is we haven’t had training to really address their questions. Below are some of the questions we have run into:
For those of you not aware, Windows MultiPoint Server 2010 is designed as a shared computing resource for academic institutions that are looking for a cost effective, easily managed, Windows 7 like desktop experience for students. More details can be found at http://www.microsoft.com/windows/multipoint.
I've got a release candidate for Multipoint Server 2010 running on a quad-core Q8200 PC with 8gb of ram. I've installed some geo-informantics software as well as Office 2007 Enterprise and the multi-console functionality of these apps is really nice. I've installed other apps like Autocad, Coreldraw and Adobe CS3, and I'm running XP in a VMware player for software that only runs in XP. I've set the desktop up to look as closely as XP-classic mode as possibe (similar to Win-98).
I have yet to get sound-through-USB working (but that's not a priority). I think it's a joke that Microsoft has positioned MPS as a solution for grade-school classrooms. It's obvious that MPS is perfect for small work-group office clusters, call centers, etc.
I downloaded MPS 2010 from a file-sharing site back in February, and I activated it with a Server 2008-R2 technet license. During installation I told it I had 16 user licenses and it simply took that without giving me a hassle. The Office 2007 Enterprise is also from technet.
I haven't seen much written anywhere about MPS since the PR that microsoft put out back in February. Microsoft is really keeping this off the radar screen. They don't want SMB's to get wind of this and start asking about deploying it in the office.
Is it possible to use VS2010 with MPS 2010?
Does the CAL is the same as the license key of the WMPS 2010?