Compare Microsoft Remote Desktop Services vs. XenDesktop

Microsoft Remote Desktop Services is ranked 4th in Virtual Desktop with 1 review while XenDesktop is ranked 5th in Virtual Desktop with 2 reviews. Microsoft Remote Desktop Services is rated 8.0, while XenDesktop is rated 9.6. The top reviewer of Microsoft Remote Desktop Services writes "Stable solution for remote desktop services". On the other hand, the top reviewer of XenDesktop writes "An excellent solution for virtual desktops and applications". Microsoft Remote Desktop Services is most compared with TeamViewer, Parallels Remote Application Server (RAS) and VMware Horizon View, whereas XenDesktop is most compared with VMware Horizon View, Microsoft Remote Desktop Services and VMware Workstation.
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Pros
It is a stable product.

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The ROI for us has been that when we had Hurricane Harvey last year, Xendesktop came in very handy for us. Even though people had electricity in Texas, many networks were down. Our offices could still get into our network and do work that was needed. It is an excellent virtual office that works anywhere, anytime and anyplace. It is worth our investment.XenDesktop has helped our users to work remotely with a better user experience.

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

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Tech support can be slow if you do not receive help from the US representatives.The video conferencing feature needs to be improved.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
The pricing is moderate.

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It is quite expensive, but so are the competitors on the market.

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Ranking
4th
out of 29 in Virtual Desktop
Views
12,546
Comparisons
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Reviews
1
Average Words per Review
133
Avg. Rating
8.0
5th
out of 29 in Virtual Desktop
Views
7,509
Comparisons
5,245
Reviews
2
Average Words per Review
328
Avg. Rating
9.5
Top Comparisons
Compared 59% of the time.
Compared 6% of the time.
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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.

With Citrix XenDesktop, you can mobilize your business by deploying virtual desktops and Windows apps onto mobile devices. Powered by XenApp, XenDesktop is capable of delivering entire desktops or even just the applications to any type of device. Not only is the solution non-device specific, but it also optimizes the virtual desktop/apps for each type of device and network, and supports touch technology.

XenDesktop enables IT to centralize security and control, and also to reduce IT costs through virtualization. The solution is simple to deploy and manage, and contributes towards increased employee productivity.

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Sample Customers
Bank Alfalah Ltd. Deutsche Bank, Knightec, Sunrise Health, and Emory Healthcare.
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company23%
Comms Service Provider16%
Manufacturing Company10%
Media Company10%
REVIEWERS
Insurance Company15%
Transportation Company15%
Financial Services Firm8%
Media Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm17%
Software R&D Company15%
University11%
Energy/Utilities Company11%
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