Terminal Services and Remote Desktop Services

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About Terminal Services and Remote Desktop Services

Read this section to learn about Microsoft's Terminal Services and Remote Desktop Services bundles, which are thin-client technologies intended to enable management of virtual desktop infrastructures. They compete with products from Citrix. Learn how to maximize your use of Terminal Services and Remote Desktop Services from our expert technical advice and webcasts. Follow our news to see how Microsoft's tools to manage server security, data and virtual desktops are maturing.