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Pros
"It's almost an out of the box function once you have installed the other components.""I like that it works. In most cases, it's predictable. You know what you get.""The most valuable features are availability and security.""The most valuable feature is that it gives me full accessibility to my servers.""The most valuable features are the desktop session and desktop virtualization.""In terms of the valuable features, I like the profile, the new version is really good.""The most valuable feature is the remote application access.""The most valuable feature is the ease of use."

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"The solution is perfect for Linux users."

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Cons
"In the next release, I would like to see better performance over slower networks, and integration with Linux, but this is something that we're going to get out of Microsoft in terms of a unified solution.""Microsoft still has some really bad remote desktop appliance for Mac.""We are searching for a product with better remote access and remote sessions.""Security in the connection between us and our clients' servers is something that can be improved.""My customers are worried that the RDP protocol can be easily compromised and would like the option to use an alternative like Blast.""The DB card needs improvement. I have a lot of experience with other competitors and Citrix is better than VMware and Microsoft. Citrix has more extensive features.""There are problems with using Microsoft Teams within a virtual desktop on a mobile device.""I would like to be able to access the remote desktop using a web-based interface, rather than having to use the client."

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"The performance of the graphical interface needs improvement. They should add some CPU to speed graphic acceleration."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The solution has a perpetual license and it is purchased upfront.""It will probably cost about $500 USD to get the resources set up in the cloud.""Although not an expensive product, pricing is always something that can be improved.""It's not an expensive solution.""It's not an expensive product.""Its licensing is on a yearly basis. We're on the educational or academic license, and our terms are good. We're very happy with the pricing."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The most valuable feature of this solution at the moment is the HTML5 web client. You get a browser experience, not just the terminal sort of client, and the integration with Azure multi-factor… more »
Top Answer: Its licensing is on a yearly basis. We're on the educational or academic license, and our terms are good. We're very happy with the pricing.
Top Answer: Its look and feel could be updated. In Azure Remote Desktop Services (RDS), which is a VDI solution, we would like to see linked clones. It is a Hyper-V solution, and it doesn't support linked clones… more »
Top Answer: The solution is perfect for Linux users.
Top Answer: We have concerns about network speed and security settings. We're finding that if too many clients connect with OpenText the server may become slower. There seem to be performance issues. The… more »
Top Answer: It is a solution for Linux remote users. We don't use Microsoft.
Ranking
3rd
out of 32 in Remote Access
Views
17,417
Comparisons
14,434
Reviews
12
Average Words per Review
393
Rating
7.8
14th
out of 32 in Remote Access
Views
1,978
Comparisons
1,115
Reviews
1
Average Words per Review
570
Rating
8.0
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Remote Desktop Services, MS Remote Desktop Services, MS Remote Desktop Services, MS Remote Desktop Services
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Overview
Remote Desktop Services is a server role in Windows Server that provides technologies that enable users to access session-based desktops, virtual machine-based desktops, or applications in the data center from both within a corporate network and from the Internet. Remote Desktop Services enables a rich-fidelity desktop or application experience, and helps to securely connect remote users from managed or unmanaged devices.

Exceed TurboX Remote Access Software Features High performance remote graphics: Finding a fast and high-quality remote access solution for graphical applications is a top priority for many businesses. Engineers, doctors and designers are among the list of professionals that require extremely accurate display of applications over the WAN. An incorrect diagnosis or a misplaced wire in a CAD model could result in a mistake that costs millions of dollars and affects lives. Exceed TurboX offers unrivaled pixel-perfect drawing and precise color rendering, increasing productivity and the quality of work. 

Suspend and resume: With ETX, users can manually suspend their sessions at any time and resume them on any computer. By giving users the ability to suspend sessions at will, ETX grants user’s freedom of movement and unties them from physical computers.
Software crash protection: ETX helps companies stay productive by shielding their users from the frustration of lost work due to network failures. ETX detects network connection disruption and automatically suspends sessions. ETX keeps applications in the user session running even if the user is disconnected from their application servers. 

Ultra-low bandwidth usage: Exceed TurboX is up to 90 percent more bandwidth efficient than traditional X servers, thanks to the highly efficient ThinX Protocol. ETX adapts to a variety of network conditions while ensuring high quality remote display. 

Supercharged sharing: In a globalized economy, projects require collaborative work from a team of international members. With Exceed TurboX, users from around the globe can share projects and ideas in real time over the internet, by taking advantage of desktop and application sharing for both Windows and X Window sessions. 

Centralized administration and user management: Administrators can monitor and manage Exceed TurboX from any location using a web browser on any computing device. Exceed TurboX keeps users and access management in a centralized database. It reduces the administrative headaches of managing disparate user communities and empowers administrators to control application access on the user and group levels.

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Sample Customers
Bank Alfalah Ltd.
SMS Group, Micronas, Inphi
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm27%
Healthcare Company18%
University18%
Manufacturing Company9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider25%
Computer Software Company20%
Government8%
Educational Organization5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Manufacturing Company28%
Computer Software Company24%
Comms Service Provider8%
Energy/Utilities Company7%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business29%
Midsize Enterprise33%
Large Enterprise38%
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Microsoft Remote Desktop Services is ranked 3rd in Remote Access with 12 reviews while OpenText Exceed TurboX (ETX) is ranked 14th in Remote Access with 1 review. Microsoft Remote Desktop Services is rated 7.8, while OpenText Exceed TurboX (ETX) is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Microsoft Remote Desktop Services writes "It's predictable but they need to develop better support for remote desktops for alternative platforms". On the other hand, the top reviewer of OpenText Exceed TurboX (ETX) writes "Easy to use, perfect for Linux, and great for remote workers". Microsoft Remote Desktop Services is most compared with VMware Horizon View, TeamViewer, Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops, Parallels Remote Application Server (RAS) and VMware Workspace ONE, whereas OpenText Exceed TurboX (ETX) is most compared with VNC Connect, Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops, TeamViewer and Check Point Remote Access VPN.

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