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Microsoft’s Remote Display Service is a widely-used method to deploy native Windows applications and full desktop access across the wire to a variety of client computing devices, including non-Windows devices, tablets and smartphones. Advantages to this type of deployment are widely appreciated. Applications can be deployed in a matter of minutes to large groups of users, regardless of computing platform. The management of these applications and resources can be handled at the server farm level, avoiding the need to continually “touch” each client device every time a new application or resource is added or changed. Since the applications and desktops run on the server, no data is maintained on the client, so there is some inherent data security.
In practice, deploying apps and other computing resources via RDS is easily accomplished with native tools when the installation is small and lacking in complexity. However, as soon as the installation grows to several apps, requires native (or mobile) printing, or more intricate control of the user experience, the operating system tools fall far short.
At Tricerat, we engineer software to simplify the job of the I.T. admin. Enter Tricerat’s Simplify Suite and Simplify Printing TX. We designed these comprehensive software packages to address many of the significant shortcomings inherent with the native RDS technology. Importantly, our software is designed specifically to save the I.T. admin precious time. This article presents a brief overview of the products’ purpose; future posts will examine certain aspects in a 'How To' format.
Some of the world’s largest corporations have deployed Tricerat’s Simplify Suite and printing technologies to manage their RDS installations. Our software has been in active development for well over a decade and is serviced and supported by a worldwide network of highly skilled system integrators.
Written By John Byrne. John is the cofounder, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Tricerat, Inc. He has spent the greater part of 20 years cultivating his obsession with software and new technology. He admits that he's simply "addicted to well-designed products."