Microsoft Sends Thin Clients to School

Microsoft Sends Thin Clients to School


February 25, 2010

Available only through OEMs or under Microsoft's Academic Volume Licensing program, the system connects up to 10 PCs to a host machine running Windows MultiPoint Server via Remote Desktop Services — Microsoft's new name for WTS. According to Channel Register, Microsoft said the server was delivered in response to request from teachers and institutions to "bring more modern computing access to education institutions with constrained budgets."


"Microsoft has now repackaged Windows Terminal Services (WTS), offering students a thin-client platform that uses Windows Server 2008 R2. Dubbed Windows MultiPoint Server 2010, it was released on Wednesday.

"Announced last year, the system connects up to 10 PCs to a host machine running Windows MultiPoint Server via Remote Desktop Services (the new name for WTS). This is what a Microsoft spokesperson called its 'flagship' product in the MultiPoint brand, that includes MultiPoint Mouse SDK and Mouse Mischief."

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