We performed a comparison between Microsoft Remote Desktop Service and Vmware Workspace ONE based on our users’ reviews in four categories. After reading the collected data, you can find our conclusion below.
Comparison of Results: Based on these parameters, Microsoft Remote Desktop Service seems to be the superior solution. Vmware Workspace ONE’s inability to integrate with Microsoft solutions and high cost seem to make Microsoft Remote Desktop Service a better choice.
"The solution is scalable."
"The most valuable part of RDS is that it allows you to work from any location and check the server through a VPN connection."
"Microsoft Remote Desktop Services is stable and reliable."
"The solution has very smooth connectivity and is very user friendly."
"Installing Microsoft Desktop Services is straightforward."
"The solution now includes a multi-screen feature which is great."
"The solution is now stable."
"It's pretty stable."
"We recently integrated Workspace ONE with our intelligence report, and this is a great tool from a reporting point of view. In our daily business, we get several requests from businesses to provide an Adobe request for monitoring, whether it is for Android or iOS devices. The main benefit of this tool is that we can exclude the report for applications."
"The contained browser is a good feature."
"VMware Workspace ONE is a platform that's really good at monitoring and managing mobile endpoints. It can be set up quickly and implemented easily. Technical support for this solution has always been good."
"The location and remote management services are the most valuable."
"VMware Workspace ONE has been stable so far."
"You can put all your applications on a mobile device, be it a phone or tablet. It is secure and easy to use. Because it is centrally managed, you don't have to do any configuration on the phone. I just got the phone and connected to the central applications. I just downloaded one thing and everything got rolled out. Email, calendar, and other things were deployed centrally. If you don't have AirWatch, you have to configure your phone manually. For example, you need to deploy and configure your email manually and then synchronize everything. It is much simpler when a mobile device is centrally managed."
"The most valuable features of VMware Workspace ONE are security and having support for all the latest features that are coming out from Apple. They're pretty fast at adopting new features. This is one of the most vital aspects of mobile device management systems."
"We've found the solution to be easy to use."
"The solution should have better security."
"I would like to be able to leverage it on other operating systems."
"Microsoft Remote Desktop Services could improve by allowing the sharing of the office application. For example, the ability to replace a PC when something is wrong."
"There are times I get disconnected from the service and when one or two attempts to establish a remote connection. Microsoft should show where the problem is, I have to find it by myself."
"The training profiles could be better."
"The only problems that you're going to have with the remote desktop are going to be firewall ports, security, and NLA, which is a net network level access control, or TLS transfer layer security or some other SSL-type of security."
"Users have to re-enter their ID and password every time they log on, which is tedious and repetitive."
"Microsoft Remote Desktop Services could improve by having a better application for managing multiple sessions. There used to be one but they stopped supporting it."
"Feature-wise, it is fine, but its pricing could be better, given that Microsoft is on a bundling spree. AirWatch would benefit from reducing the license pricing per user per month."
"It's not accurate enough when it comes to sending items to end-users."
"Technical support needs to be more responsive to our requests."
"I prefer to work with Jamf Pro because it is more specific to working with the iPad features."
"There are other solutions that might be better for certain use cases. This is not an all-purpose solution."
"Windows 10 management is there, but VMware only recently developed that part, and it's not fully mature. Patch management and other integrations are there as well as the application-pushing part, command line, mandatory commands, etc. Some out-of-the-box solutions should be available to better integrate a broader range of applications and handle application push. That's the roadmap we should look at."
"I'd like to see expanded device support, particularly for IoT things like SCADA devices."
"There is no Apple zero-day support for updates."
VMware Workspace ONE is an intelligence-driven digital workspace platform that delivers any app on any device. It integrates access control, multi-platform endpoint management, and application management. With the VMware Workspace ONE platform, IT teams can deliver a digital workspace that includes the devices and apps of the company’s choice, but with security and control.
VMware Workspace ONE is available:
VMware Workspace ONE Key Features
VMware Workspace ONE Benefits
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Workspace ONE Components
Reviews from Real Users
Below is some feedback from our PeerSpot users who are currently using the solution:
PeerSpot user Patrick B., Cybersecurity Architect at a tech services company, says, "Its UI is extremely easy to use whether you're an advanced user or a novice user. When I first opened it up and had to learn the product, I was easily a novice. By the end of the third month, I was digging into the backend of the system and using it as a highly advanced user to accomplish what I needed to accomplish, and I was able to do it through the UI mostly."
Roshan T., Partner Manager North America at a tech company, mentions how satisfied he is with the product, saying, "You can put all your applications on a mobile device, be it a phone or tablet. It is secure and easy to use. Because it is centrally managed, you don't have to do any configuration on the phone. I just got the phone and connected to the central applications. I just downloaded one thing and everything got rolled out. Email, calendar, and other things were deployed centrally. If you don't have AirWatch, you have to configure your phone manually. For example, you need to deploy and configure your email manually and then synchronize everything. It is much simpler when a mobile device is centrally managed."
Microsoft Remote Desktop Services is ranked 2nd in Remote Access with 31 reviews while VMware Workspace ONE is ranked 1st in UEM (Unified Endpoint Management) with 36 reviews. Microsoft Remote Desktop Services is rated 8.0, while VMware Workspace ONE is rated 8.0. 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 Workspace ONE writes "A straightforward setup with a good set of features and very good documentation". Microsoft Remote Desktop Services is most compared with VMware Horizon, TeamViewer, Parallels Access, Citrix Workspace and Check Point Remote Access VPN, whereas VMware Workspace ONE is most compared with Microsoft Intune, Jamf Pro, VMware Horizon, SOTI MobiControl and Citrix Workspace.
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