Compare Microsoft Remote Desktop Services vs. VMware Horizon View

Microsoft Remote Desktop Services is ranked 4th in Virtual Desktop with 1 review while VMware Horizon View is ranked 3rd in Virtual Desktop with 2 reviews. Microsoft Remote Desktop Services is rated 8.0, while VMware Horizon View is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Microsoft Remote Desktop Services writes "Stable solution for remote desktop services". On the other hand, the top reviewer of VMware Horizon View writes "The ability to reliably virtualize desktops and support them. Simple to say, but complicated nonetheless. ". Microsoft Remote Desktop Services is most compared with TeamViewer, Parallels Remote Application Server (RAS) and VMware Horizon View, whereas VMware Horizon View is most compared with XenDesktop, VMware Workstation and Microsoft Remote Desktop Services.
Cancel
You must select at least 2 products to compare!
Most Helpful Review
Use Microsoft Remote Desktop Services? Share your opinion.
Quotes From Members

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:

Pros
It is a stable product.

Read more »

Managing all operating systems in a single environment helped a lot in organizing and integrating it.

Read more »

Cons
We find the services are not as transparent as we would like for our integration with Citrix.

Read more »

The initial startup costs for this solution are relatively high.

Read more »

Pricing and Cost Advice
The pricing is moderate.

Read more »

Licensing and hardware outsourcing is expensive, but can be cost-effective in the three to five-year range.

Read more »

report
Use our free recommendation engine to learn which Virtual Desktop solutions are best for your needs.
372,906 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Ranking
4th
out of 29 in Virtual Desktop
Views
12,546
Comparisons
10,431
Reviews
1
Average Words per Review
133
Avg. Rating
8.0
3rd
out of 29 in Virtual Desktop
Views
11,556
Comparisons
9,649
Reviews
1
Average Words per Review
481
Avg. Rating
9.0
Top Comparisons
Compared 33% of the time.
Also Known As
Remote Desktop ServicesHorizon View
Learn
Microsoft
VMware
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.

VMware Horizon View, previously known as VMware View, is a virtual desktop infrastructure solution that provides users with virtual and mobile desktop management, flexible access, an optimal end-user experience and cloud computing. Horizon View also provides increased control and security of the desktop environment.

End-users get to be more productive and enjoy the flexibility of accessing their desktop environments from many locations and devices, while IT remains in control of policies and security.

Offer
Learn more about Microsoft Remote Desktop Services
Learn more about VMware Horizon View
Sample Customers
Bank Alfalah Ltd.Amway, Hertz International, Metro Health, North Carolina State University, Ottawa International Airport, Revlon, and Whirlpool.
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company28%
Comms Service Provider14%
Media Company11%
Manufacturing Company9%
REVIEWERS
Government17%
University17%
Healthcare Company17%
Financial Services Firm8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company24%
Media Company12%
Comms Service Provider10%
Financial Services Firm9%
We monitor all Virtual Desktop reviews to prevent fraudulent reviews and keep review quality high. We do not post reviews by company employees or direct competitors. We validate each review for authenticity via cross-reference with LinkedIn, and personal follow-up with the reviewer when necessary.
Sign Up with Email