Microsoft RDP and RemoteFX, ICA/HDX, EOP and PCoIP: VDI Remoting Protocols Turned Inside Out

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Microsoft RDP/RemoteFX, Citrix ICA/HDX, Quest EOP and VMware/Teradici PCoIP represent a selection of popular virtual desktop remoting protocols. But how are they different from each other and what does this mean for Windows 7 users? How good is the user experience when remoting standard graphics and multimedia output formats, such as GDI, DirectX, OpenGL, Windows Presentation Foundation, Flash, Microsoft Silverlight, videos and animations? Join Remote Desktop MVP Benny Tritsch for an in-depth look at how graphics and media remoting really works, comparing the different remoting protocols head-to-head.




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