"Microsoft Remote Desktop Services is highly stable."
"Microsoft Remote Desktop Services is stable and reliable."
"Good screen draw feature and ability to use two monitors."
"It's simple and easy to use."
"We have scaled the solution and find this easy to do."
"Installing Microsoft Desktop Services is straightforward."
"The solution is now stable."
"You can scale the product."
"The most value that it provides is that it is versatile."
"The whole point of it is to run Windows VMs on a Mac. This is the most valuable feature. There is snapshotting, but we don't really use that. The Pro version allows me to actually attach to the Windows ESXi infrastructure at the backend, and I'm able to create a session that I can attach to the VMware hooks at the backend, so one is running a VM, and the whole operating system is running on the actual Mac. The other one is literally a frontend to the VMs that are running in the infrastructure at the backend. These are the two main features I use."
"We'd like, in the future, if it would work with Linux or Unix-based operating systems or even Mac."
"In a future release, they could improve by providing more advanced technology and better buffering for if the connection is degraded or lost."
"I would like to be able to access the remote desktop using a web-based interface, rather than having to use the client."
"Microsoft Remote Desktop Services is only available for the professional version of the Windows operating system. This restricts a lot of users. The feature should be available for all versions."
"Remote Desktop Services doesn't scale well."
"I would like to see a web-based interface, instead of client installation to refresh the UI through HTML."
"We've had issues with security breaches."
"Its look and feel could be updated. In Azure Remote Desktop Services (RDS), which is a VDI solution, we would like to see linked clones. It is a Hyper-V solution, and it doesn't support linked clones and uses a lot of storage. That's why we don't use it. VMware has a similar solution that supports linked clones for the master image."
"The way they handle snapshotting can be improved. One time, I moved a machine from one to another, and I tried to pull it up on the second machine, but it didn't work. This was because I had not cleaned up the snapshot before I deleted it and moved it across. So, when I tried to pull it up, it wouldn't let me bring it up. The backups for the VMs themselves can also be improved. I pretty much have to rely on Windows backups and not something on VMware. That's where it needs improvement. I am able to upload from my Fusion into the ESXi easily. I'm able to spin something up on Fusion and push it into the big arena, but the reverse is not as easy, that is, trying to pull something down from that. I would love to have a functionality where I could pull something from the VMware infrastructure into Fusion, but I'm not sure if I can take something from ESXi and pull it into Fusion."
"I would like to see newer and updated cloud functions."
Microsoft Remote Desktop Services is ranked 2nd in Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) with 24 reviews while VMware Fusion is ranked 8th in Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) with 2 reviews. Microsoft Remote Desktop Services is rated 8.2, while VMware Fusion is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Microsoft Remote Desktop Services writes "Light, built into the operating system, and requires no implementation". On the other hand, the top reviewer of VMware Fusion writes "Rock solid, more flexible than other solutions, and good support". Microsoft Remote Desktop Services is most compared with TeamViewer, Parallels Access, VMware Horizon, VMware Horizon View and Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops, whereas VMware Fusion is most compared with VMware Player, VMware Workstation, VMware Horizon View, Parallels Desktop and Citrix Workspace. See our Microsoft Remote Desktop Services vs. VMware Fusion report.
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