Microsoft announces Remote Desktop Protocol 8.0 Update for Windows 7

Later on this year, Microsoft will be releasing an update for the Remote Desktop Client on Windows 7. Actually, the update will be upgrading the protocol to version 8.0 and adding new capabilities that integrate with Windows Server 2012 Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI). Windows Server 2012 powers the back-end of Microsoft VDI.

In her blog post, Karri Alexion-Tiernans said, ‘I frequently get asked if the enhancements we’ve made for Windows 8 access devices will also work on Windows 7 access devices. I am happy to share that the answer is yes, they will. In late Q4, we will deliver, via download, the Remote Desktop Protocol 8.0 Update for Windows 7, which can be applied to Windows 7 SP1 access devices, allowing them to benefit from the same great enhancements in RemoteFX with Windows Server 2012’

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