RDS Improvements in the Next Version of Windows Server

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In the next release of Windows Server we have made significant performance and API investments in RemoteFX. If you're interested in understanding the value of Hyper-V VDI for your organization, this session provides you an in-depth look into the key improvement we're introducing in RemoteFX. We cover topics such as new graphics APIs (OpenGL and OpenCL), VRAM configuration and H264 CODEC improvements. In addition we share some demos from key partners to showcase the performance capabilities for engineering class application workloads.

Day:

3

Level:

300

Session Type:

What's New

Code:

BRK3852

Room:

S103

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    fbifido

    Hi,

    Why H264 ?
    it's old, Please use H265 (smaller file size, good looking video)

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    jveesteren

    @fbifido: Thanks fbifido for your comment

    This is Jeroen van Eesteren from Microsoft. For the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP), we are using H.264/AVC as this is what is most common in hardware today. H.265/HEVC is starting to become more available in hardware and is a development we are closely watching.

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    Brian

    How do I enable MSTSC to show the "Session Diagnostics" tool that the presenter is using to show latency and bandwidth when connecting to remote desktops? I have looked everywhere and Bing is no help with this.

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    jugganutz

    Don't get me wrong. I'm super excited for h.265. It still has to get worked out... without avx extensions is very taxing on the CPU. Mobile platforms would struggle a bit with it. Now once h.265 has hardware offloading in the GPU. That will be the time for h.265 to shine.

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    Chris

    Is this it Brian: https://blogs.msdn.com/b/rds/archive/2013/11/04/remote-desktop-services-diagnostic-tool.aspx

    I don't have the ability to install so I can't verify (it honestly is most likely not what you are asking for, but maybe you will find it beneficial!)


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    Atum

    I'd be interested to see if there are improvements around manageability and documentation.  The TechNet documentation of the powershell cmdlets is atrocious.  cmdlet switches, examples, descriptions are just missing or outright wrong.  Additionally, management of broker via powershell is horrendous when you go with HA (DNS or HW load balanced).  Half the time neither broker responds to commands until you restart RDMS.  Furthermore, machines apparently randomly "drop" from existing collections.  Have a very large customer with a litany of issues that is rather embarrassing.

     

    In terms of features, I'd like to be able to aggregate multiple deployments into a single RD Web instance. Any news on that?

     

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    Brett Shearer

    reboot the server - 5 minutes argh

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