News

Microsoft Extends Terminal Services Client Family

Microsoft Corp. announced a new client for use with Terminal Services, and foreshadowed another that will emerge later this year.

Windows-based Terminal (WBT) Standard 1.5 was finalized and sent to PC manufacturers earlier this month and should become generally available within the next few weeks. The new version of WBT Standard, based on Windows CE, is an entry-level client. Dave Pollon, Microsoft's product manager for thin clients, says it is targeted at task workers and green screen replacements.

WBT Standard 1.5 includes an updated Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) client for Windows 2000 Terminal Services and SNMP manageability. The updated RDP client provides native connectivity to applications deployed via the Terminal Services functionality in Windows 2000 Server or Windows NT Server 4.0 Terminal Server Edition, improved on-the-wire performance, and support for locally attached printers and remote control of sessions. The SNMP stack provides a standards-based management platform across all WBT Standard devices.

Pollon said Microsoft (www.microsoft.com) plans to ship later this year the WBT Professional, based on Windows NT Embedded. Professional enables systems builders to incorporate Internet Explorer 5.0, Windows Media Player and the full Win32 RDP client.

"It's a more robust client oriented toward applications based on a browser," Pollon says.

Hardware OEMs are expected to ship WBT products in the second half of 2000. - Thomas Sullivan

About the Author

Scott Bekker is editor in chief of Redmond Channel Partner magazine.

Featured

  • Microsoft Releases Windows 10 Version 1909

    Microsoft on Tuesday announced the release of Windows 10 version 1909, a new operating system product that's also known as the "Windows 10 November 2019 Update."

  • November Microsoft Security Bundle Addresses 75 Vulnerabilities

    Of that number, 13 vulnerabilities are rated "Critical" to patch, while 62 vulnerabilities are deemed "Important."

  • The Future of Office 365 Pricing

    With a raft of new Office 365 features in the pipeline, Microsoft also seems ready to change the way it bills its subscribers. Will it replicate Azure's pay-per-use model, or will it look like something else entirely?

  • Microsoft Offers 1 Year of Free Windows 7 Extended Security Updates to E5 Licensees

    Microsoft is offering one year of free support under its Extended Security Updates program to Windows 7 users if their organizations have E5 licensing.

comments powered by Disqus

Office 365 Watch

Sign up for our newsletter.

Terms and Privacy Policy consent

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.