Title: Windows MultiPoint Server 2011 – Planning Guide
File name: Windows MultiPoint Server 2011 – Planning Guide.doc
Date Published: 02/24/2012
File size: 872 KB
Windows MultiPoint Server 2011 is the second version of a Windows product primarily designed for educational institutions for use in classrooms, labs, and libraries, that allows multiple users to simultaneously share one computer. Users have their own independent and familiar Windows computing experience, using their own monitor, keyboard and mouse directly connected to the host computer. Windows MultiPoint Server 2011 enables more users to access technology at a lower total cost of ownership.
The Windows MultiPoint Server 2011 Planning Guide provides assistance in preparing to purchase and deploy the server and thin clients for the solution into your environment and considerations that need to be made before deployment.
The considerations addressed in this document include the following:
- How to Buy MultiPoint Server
- Definition of MultiPoint Server Stations
- Selecting Hardware for Your MultiPoint Server System
- Hardware Requirements and Performance Recommendations
- Variables Affecting MultiPoint Server System Performance
- MultiPoint Server Site Planning
- Network Considerations and User Accounts
- Storing Files with MultiPoint Server
- Supported Languages
- MultiPoint Server Virtualization Support
- Microsoft RemoteFX
- Application Considerations
- MultiPoint Server Predeployment Checklist
The international SMB MVP Tour / Roadshow / Geekfest comes to Louisville, Kentucky next week. There’s even a video about it!
SMB MVP Tour stop in Louisville, KY on Thu Jan 19, 2012
Date: Thursday January 19, 2012, 12:30 PM – 4:30 PM Eastern
Free lunch is provided by Penn Station.
THERE ARE STILL SEATS AVAILABLE!
Louisville registration URL for this FREE event:
The presenters for Louisville are:
- Kevin Royalty [SBS-MVP]
- Tim Barrett [SBS-MVP]
The Tour will also be in Ohio a few days earlier…
SMB MVP Tour stop in Columbus, OH on Mon Jan 16, 2012
Date: Monday January 16, 2012, 9AM – 1PM Eastern
Columbus registration URL:
See you there!
One of the nice things about Windows MultiPoint Server 2011 is that you can use a variety of clients to connect to it and control it. Clients like:
- Desktop PCs
- Thin clients
- USB stations
- Even iPads (yes, you read that right)
I put together a short two-part video showing how to:
- Remote control your iPad from a Windows PC, and
- How to control a MultiPoint 2011 server from an iPad.
Note: Part 1 of the video shows a jailbroken iPad. You do NOT need to jailbreak the iPad to control the MultiPoint server. I jailbroke it so I could remote into the iPad to shoot the video (and because jailbreaking is fun and lets you do stuff that Apple should have done originally).
You can do Part 2 of the video (controlling the WMS 2011 Server) with an off-the-shelf iPad 1 or iPad 2 and an RDP program from the iTunes App Store – rest assured that your warranty will still be intact.
Controlling Windows MultiPoint Server 2011 with an iPad
Well, it’s kind of short – 12 minutes
Here are my WMS 2011 Resource Links from the presentation last night:
An international tour for SMB IT Pros is about to start rolling, and the first stop on the tour is in Cincinnati, Ohio next week.
Title: SMB MVP Community Roadshow Sponsored by HP and Microsoft
Date: Wednesday June 1, 2011
Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Eastern
Venue: Cincinnati State – Evendale
Address: 10110 Reading Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45241
Registration URL for Cincinnati: http://cinpa201106.eventbrite.com/
- SBS 2011 Standard
- SBS 2011 Essentials
- Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials
- Windows MultiPoint Server 2011
Some of the MVPs presenting / attending:
- Amy Babinchak
- Jeff Middleton
- Kevin Royalty
- Tim Barrett
- Possibly more!
This is the first stop on a HUGE tour that will be hitting locations in the USA, Canada, Europe and down under in Australia! The tour will be coming to Louisville as well – more news on that date and time soon.
Thanks all for a super-fun meeting last night!
Here are the links for the items we discussed: