Microsoft’s Virtualization Solutions

With the preview to Azure RemoteApp, Microsoft is taking another step towards the cloud and virtual desktop. By now, a whole host of different terms, solutions, and forms of distribution are buzzing around from terminal server and RemoteApp and from on-premises to Azure.

The various challenges that arise on this subject in the different remote desktop scenarios will be subjected to particular examination. In addition, this white paper will also present appropriate solutions for the challenges associated with Microsoft’s virtualization solutions.

The nature of the modern world of work has led Microsoft to think ahead and now offer even more comprehensive support for desktop virtualization. With Windows Server 2012 R2 and Azure, Microsoft is offering a comprehensive portfolio of solutions in the virtualization field. This includes two basic models for corporate use, depending on the application areas. Session-based desktops and applications, as well as virtual desktops.

The Challenge of Integrating Printing Systems into Microsoft’s Virtualization Solution

Desktop and session virtualization are intended to allow users to be able to work productively anywhere, just as they do at their usual workplace. For example, the number of people who work from home at least once a week is constantly increasing. They would like to be able to perform their duties at their workstation at home just as they actually would at work. Of course, this also includes printing. However, the switch to virtualized processes can itself represent a problem if print management software is used that cannot be integrated flexibly into Microsoft’s different business models.

The following core aspects worry administrators when they attempt to harmonize printing with virtualized environments: Printer driver management, bandwidth availability, speed of printouts, pressure on resources, and support for different printer models and for a wide variety of workplace hardware (from iPad to ThinClient) along with the provision of all print functions. These are among the challenges that ThinPrint can overcome.

Microsoft’s Virtualization in Combination with ThinPrint: First Class User Experience and Efficient Central Management

The desktop virtualization technology from Microsoft allows companies to organize the traditional, cost, and time-intensive lifecycle management of desktop PCs more efficiently. ThinPrint supports Microsoft’s centralization strategy and can be seamlessly integrated into it. This ensures that users can also print easily, quickly, and reliably from session-based and virtual desktops. This applies to a very wide variety of scenarios and for all printers, including special print functions. IT gains complete flexibility in its architecture design. This includes a comprehensive check on data streams at minimal effort for print management, resulting in fewer inquiries to the help desk.

Discover in this white paper Microsoft’s virtualization approach in its entirety. The various challenges associated with the different remote desktop scenarios will be subjected to particular examination. In addition, this white paper will also present appropriate solutions.
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