Compare Microsoft Remote Desktop Services vs. VMware Horizon View

Microsoft Remote Desktop Services is ranked 3rd in Virtual Desktop with 5 reviews while VMware Horizon View is ranked 4th in Virtual Desktop with 2 reviews. Microsoft Remote Desktop Services is rated 7.0, while VMware Horizon View 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 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. See our Microsoft Remote Desktop Services vs. VMware Horizon View report.
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Pros
The most valuable feature is that it gives me full accessibility to my servers.The most valuable features are availability and security.I like that it works. In most cases, it's predictable. You know what you get.It's almost an out of the box function once you have installed the other components.It is a stable product.

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

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Cons
Security in the connection between us and our clients' servers is something that can be improved.We are searching for a product with better remote access and remote sessions.Microsoft still has some really bad remote desktop appliance for Mac.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.We find the services are not as transparent as we would like for our integration with Citrix.

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The initial startup costs for this solution are relatively high.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
The pricing is moderate.

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

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3rd
out of 28 in Virtual Desktop
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Reviews
5
Average Words per Review
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Avg. Rating
7.0
4th
out of 28 in Virtual Desktop
Views
11,193
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9,182
Reviews
2
Average Words per Review
452
Avg. Rating
8.0
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Compared 30% of the time.
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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.

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.

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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 Company31%
Comms Service Provider16%
Media Company9%
K 12 Educational Company Or School6%
REVIEWERS
Healthcare Company17%
Government17%
University17%
Cloud Provider8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company32%
Comms Service Provider15%
Media Company8%
Government6%
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