In Dr. Benny Tritsch's latest blog, RDS Unchained: Benny Tritsch's report from Microsoft Ignite 2017, he hunts down real answers at Microsoft Ignite. Between presenting his own session about remote end-user experience benchmarking using REX Analytics and manning the FSLogix booth, Benny puts his sleuthing skills to work to investigate the latest developments surrounding Microsoft 365, RDS and Azure, in this fantastic wrap-up blog of Microsoft Ignite 2017!
Below are a few excerpt findings from the breakout sessions Benny attended.
"According to Satya, the modern workplace will be represented by Microsoft 365. In a nutshell, this is Office 365, Windows 10, and Enterprise Mobility + Security (which includes Intune) in a single license bundle. When I understand this announcement right, Microsoft 365 includes a Windows 10 license assigned to a user (and not to a device). I had a chat with some Microsoft 365 product group members in the expo hall and they confirmed that this Windows license can be used on-prem or in Azure. They agreed that it allows the hosting of a personal Windows 10 VM on Azure, with remote access from any device, and with authentication and authorization by Azure Active Directory. Availability should be within the next 3 to 6 months. It's like a dream finally coming true: personal remote Windows 10 desktops in the cloud without weird licensing conditions."
"It was very obvious that client experience is very important now...I learned that Microsoft wants to position Windows 10 S as the preferred device for enterprises with a modern cloud connected environment, Azure AD identity, and management via EMS. Windows 10 S devices do not support on-prem AD join and GPO management. 10 S devices are optimized for UWP or Centennial apps from the Microsoft store, and HTML apps in Edge."
Check out the FULL BLOG to see where Microsoft's vision of "more secure, more cloud ready, and Windows apps everywhere," meets with modern infrastructure roles for the future of RDS in the cloud.