Monday 30 May 2011

Windows Desktop Software Assurance – Microsoft Windows Thin PC (WinTPC) Beta

Microsoft continues to build product equity into the Windows Desktop Software Assurance platform.

Most of us have clients that utilize Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) in some way.

For example, most of our accounting firms have at least two or more virtualized desktops to provide their users the ability to work at a client’s site while keeping the data secure in-house.

Most clients shuffle old PCs either into employee’s hands or into the recycling pile after wiping or drilling out the hard disk.

Enter the Microsoft Windows Thin PC (WinTPC).


Note that this program is currently in beta.

However, we can see the benefits of building out our client’s VDI in some cases to where all users are working on thin clients in-house or while out on the road.

The greatest benefit that we can see is that the user then has a seamless desktop experience in that they are always using their virtualized Desktop OS VM for their work besides the ability to extend the use of older desktop PCs or laptops.

Philip Elder
Microsoft Small Business Specialists
Co-Author: SBS 2008 Blueprint Book

*Our original iMac was stolen (previous blog post). We now have a new MacBook Pro courtesy of Vlad Mazek, owner of OWN.

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