RDS deployments are based on Windows 2012 R2 servers. At the moment of the network creation, or even after its created, you have the option of setting a Windows 7 experience, or a Windows 8 experience. MyCloudIT engine, upon your selection, puts a skin on top of the Windows 2012 UI to make it feel like Windows 7 or Windows 8.
We will release the Windows 10 experience as soon as Microsoft releases Windows 2016 server to general public in 2016.
Experience is not only defined by the look of the UI but also by the “feel” of the connection. The goal is to make the virtual desktop to look and feel as a local device. There are many factors that affect this perception, including:
– Speed of the internet connection
– RDP client type
– Type of Load on the Servers
MyCloudIT recommends the following:
– Speed of the internet connection: At least 1MB/s with less than 50ms latency for a Small Network.
– RDP client type: Microsoft Branded software clients and Thin or Zero clients made specifically for RDS and RDP 8 protocol, with good reviews.
– Type of Load on the RDSH servers: On Session-based desktops models, N users shared a RDSH server. This means that if one desktop user is watching YouTube or, for example, running an Excel macro on 200k rows, all users on that server will be affected and will experience a poor performance. In this sense, our templates are designed considering a medium workload and, by default, with 7 users per each D2 Session Host VM to minimize a problem like this. However, it will be your responsibility to monitor CPU and RAM and make sure that the Session Host VM sizes match the type of workload of your customer, otherwise it will “feel” slow.