Microsoft Remote Desktop Services vs. XenDesktop

Microsoft Remote Desktop Services is ranked 4th in Virtual Desktop with 5 reviews vs XenDesktop which is ranked 3rd in Virtual Desktop with 7 reviews. The top reviewer of Microsoft Remote Desktop Services writes "The app that they provide works off Mac and Windows". The top reviewer of XenDesktop writes "The most valuable feature to me as IT is that the disk is non-writable". Microsoft Remote Desktop Services is most compared with TeamViewer, VMware Horizon View and LogMeIn Pro. XenDesktop is most compared with VMware Horizon View, Microsoft Remote Desktop Services and Parallels Remote Application Server (RAS). See our Microsoft Remote Desktop Services vs. XenDesktop report.
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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
16,428
Comparisons
10,857
Reviews
4
Followers
403
Avg. Rating
8.3
3rd
out of 29 in Virtual Desktop
Views
11,012
Comparisons
4,647
Reviews
6
Followers
331
Avg. Rating
8.7
Top Comparisons
Compared 70% 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.
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REVIEWERS
Insurance Company17%
Transportation Company17%
Energy/Utilities Company8%
Local Government8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm30%
University19%
Marketing Services Firm18%
Non Tech Company5%
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