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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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"Managing all operating systems in a single environment helped a lot in organizing and integrating it.""The solution is very user friendly.""Great sorting feature to create UI on demand.""The most valuable features are Instant Clones and AppStacks.""The most valuable features are that it is easy to use and easy to manage.""It is easy to maintain.""The embedded features of the solution are valuable.""VMware has a lot of experience in virtualization — they are the pioneers in virtualization."

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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 initial startup costs for this solution are relatively high.""The solution is very expensive.""Deployment and configuration could be simplified.""Technical support is only average and can be improved.""In the future, I would like to see better support for application virtualization.""User profiles are something that needs to be improved.""In the area of automation, there are some improvements needed in the solution."

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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."

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"Licensing and hardware outsourcing is expensive, but can be cost-effective in the three to five-year range.""This solution is expensive. A lot of companies in Mexico find that the price is too high."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The most valuable feature is the remote application access.
Top Answer: It will probably cost about $500 USD to get the resources set up in the cloud.
Top Answer: There are problems with using Microsoft Teams within a virtual desktop on a mobile device. Specifically, if you are using Teams and conferencing, then there is no microphone capability. To be clear… more »
Top Answer: It's a mature product - it works well and is supported well. Having all our desktops and data in one place - data center - makes life so much simplier.
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2nd
out of 26 in Virtual Desktop
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Reviews
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Average Words per Review
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Rating
7.8
3rd
out of 26 in Virtual Desktop
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11,783
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9,383
Reviews
9
Average Words per Review
353
Rating
7.9
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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
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm30%
Healthcare Company20%
Government10%
Aerospace/Defense Firm10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider25%
Computer Software Company22%
Government7%
Educational Organization5%
REVIEWERS
University15%
Healthcare Company15%
Government15%
Aerospace/Defense Firm8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company26%
Comms Service Provider22%
Government7%
Manufacturing Company6%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business30%
Midsize Enterprise35%
Large Enterprise35%
REVIEWERS
Small Business42%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise42%
Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft Remote Desktop Services vs. VMware Horizon View and other solutions. Updated: March 2021.
465,623 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Microsoft Remote Desktop Services is ranked 2nd in Virtual Desktop with 11 reviews while VMware Horizon View is ranked 3rd in Virtual Desktop with 9 reviews. Microsoft Remote Desktop Services is rated 7.8, while VMware Horizon View is rated 7.8. 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 "User friendly with good documentation and easy to configure". Microsoft Remote Desktop Services is most compared with TeamViewer, Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops, Parallels Remote Application Server (RAS), VMware Workspace ONE and Citrix Workspace, whereas VMware Horizon View is most compared with Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops, VMware Workstation, VMware Fusion, VMware Horizon 7 and VMware Player. See our Microsoft Remote Desktop Services vs. VMware Horizon View report.

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