Windows Server 2008 R2 Remote Desktop Services is able to accommodate such advanced collaboration because it was designed by Microsoft precisely to make that all possible. The features Device CALs will gain access to include:
- Truly remote access: So much of the work experience takes place outside of the office that a server really has to provide remote access if it is going to be worth anything at all. Windows Server 2008 R2 Remote Desktop Services does more than just offer access, though, it provides a quality remote experience that makes it easy to work at a desk in the office or on a beach a thousand miles away.
- A safe place to store your data: While many businesses purchase Windows Server 2008 R2 Remote Desktop Services for the collaborative and communication features highlighted below, it is worth remembering it is also an excellent way to ensure data is never lost. The server backs up devices so that files and important data can be preserved, no matter what happens. The server also has more encryption than ever before, so that you can be confident all the data stored and backed up on it is safe.
- An incredible collaboration experience: This is where Windows Server 2008 R2 Remote Desktop Services really makes its name. By including SharePoint, Device CAL users are able to share and access files easily in document libraries, all while they can keep up with calendars and exchange ideas and updates through any number of documents, such as wikis and surveys. It’s a one-stop advanced collaboration experience.
- Communication to match collaboration: What good is all that collaboration if team members aren’t talking? Not much at all, which is why Windows Server 2008 R2 Remote Desktop Services also includes Exchange, so every user has advanced business email capabilities. These include contact sharing, calendars, and a well-organized email experience. Altogether, users know they are able to keep in contact with each other and with outside clients in a hassle-free experience.
- A more powerful and stable server: All of the features in the world wouldn’t matter if the server itself weren’t able to handle the processes required of it. Windows Server 2008 R2 Remote Desktop Services is built to be tough. It includes new power-saving capabilities in its Core Parking feature. Administrative needs can all be found in the Active Directory for more centralized management. There is also a great deal of virtualization potential thanks to Hyper-V. And server commands can now be administered remotely, thanks to PowerShell 2.0. All told, these features add up to a more powerful, more flexible, and more stable server for every device that connects to it.
Device CALs have no system requirements, but devices should be up-to-date and use an operating system that is compatible with Windows Server 2008 R2 Remote Desktop Services, such as Windows 7