Microsoft Remote Desktop Services Competitors and Alternatives

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RoelNiesen
Reseller
Owner at 1st Solutions
Dec 18 2019

What is most valuable?

XenApp is fast and secure and reliable for remote connections. It is a solution that is completely different than older Windows solutions like Remote Desktop, Server Gateway, and Runtime Brokers. These Windows solutions have never really produced satisfactory results for me.

What needs improvement?

There are a few things I would like to see improved. First, the price can be improved for sure. Microsoft does not have support for this type of solution to make it easy to use the product. But in using Citrix, I can provide remote access support. The features I use with Citrix cannot be found in Microsoft products with any solid alternative. RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol), which is the Microsoft… more»

What other advice do I have?

The advice I would give to those who want to start using this solution is to beware of Citrix and Microsoft. They are both considered sort of the bad guys in the computing world. They want to push you to the cloud and maybe you don't really need the cloud for your solution. You don't have to listen to them. On a scale from one to ten where one is the worst and ten is the best, I would rate this… more»
Real User
Senior System Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
May 28 2018

What is most valuable?

Client compatibility with many systems makes it very versatile. The reporting that is included is awesome.

How has it helped my organization?

It has been much easier to manage and has provided us with faster performance than Citrix.

What needs improvement?

The customization of the web interface could possibly use some improvement. Little things, like being able to place a background image instead of just choosing from a… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Just compare it to Citrix and you will see the value in it.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We previously used Citrix, and we switched due to price, performance, and ease of management.

What other advice do I have?

Just try it out.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated the newer version of Citrix as well as MS Remote Desktop Services.
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