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"The most valuable features are availability and security.""The most valuable feature is performance.""The solution has very smooth connectivity and is very user friendly.""The performance is one of the main features of this solution.""The most valuable features are the desktop session and desktop virtualization.""The most valuable features of the solution are ease of use and the simple environment.""The technical support is good.""The installation is straightforward."

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"We've found the solution to be easy to use.""The initial setup is easy and the deployment doesn't take too long.""Workspace ONE adds a lot of value compared to Microsoft because Microsoft is a late entry into the market, and they're still developing their product from an end-user perspective. Workspace ONE has a slight edge because of AirWatch. VMware has developed its product over a longer period of time, so they have better integrations as a whole solution.""The most valuable feature is policy-driven control of the devices.""VMware Workspace ONE is scalable.""From a remote management perspective, I like the management and the inventory.""It's a tool that can be managed in various departments.""The most valuable feature of this solution is the tracking of the devices."

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Cons
"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 DB card needs improvement. I have a lot of experience with other competitors and Citrix is better than VMware and Microsoft. Citrix has more extensive features.""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.""Remote Desktop Services doesn't scale well.""The solution should have better security.""From the perspective of an IT professional, Microsoft Remote Desktop is very easy to use. However, it could be made easier to use for the end user, especially when it comes to activating it.""My customers are worried that the RDP protocol can be easily compromised and would like the option to use an alternative like Blast.""Security in the connection between us and our clients' servers is something that can be improved."

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"Security aspects such as data loss prevention could be improved.""The location service could improve and more integration with other devices, such as Android enterprise and Apple devices.""I would like to see some integration with native Microsoft products such as Anti-value.""VMware Workspace ONE platform offers support for Mac Books and we see that there is some room for improvement in that area versus all the products out there.""The initial setup should be simplified.""The reverse proxy is not intuitive and it takes time to get it right, so this is something that can be improved.""They do have a good integration, but there is a long way to go as far as integration is concerned. They need to integrate with the cloud solutions a little bit more. We are looking for Azure integration.""I would like to see improvements made to both the support, and the pricing."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The solution has a perpetual license and it is purchased upfront."
  • "It will probably cost about $500 USD to get the resources set up in the cloud."
  • "Although not an expensive product, pricing is always something that can be improved."
  • "It's not an expensive solution."
  • "It's not an expensive product."
  • "Its licensing is on a yearly basis. We're on the educational or academic license, and our terms are good. We're very happy with the pricing."
  • "The pricing could always be improved."
  • "The solution is overly expensive."
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  • "There is a separate cost for technical support and extra premium features. The pricing should be simplified."
  • "The cost is a little bit high."
  • "VMware Workspace ONE is not cheap; it's quite expensive. However, in the end, they gave us a reasonable price."
  • "If you have a host of custom requirements (including licensing), make sure to set aside enough time for the initial setup because it can take up to a few weeks depending on how complex your environment is."
  • "I think that the price is reasonable."
  • "Pricing is an area that could be improved."
  • "Its pricing was okay for our company."
  • "It's an expensive tool."
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    Hi, today my recommendation is still in VM Workspace One. In some cases, you will need more servers to realize this but it permits total flexibility in multiple use cases.
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    Also Known As
    Remote Desktop Services, MS 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.

    Workspace ONE is a digital workspace platform that simply and securely delivers and manages any app on any device by integrating access control, application management and multi-platform endpoint management. It is available as a cloud service or for on-premises deployment.

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    Sample Customers
    Bank Alfalah Ltd.
    Australian Sports Commission, Stockport NHS Foundation Trust, Lomond School, Merck, United Bank, Medical College of Wisconsin, Latymer Upper School, 2gether NHS Foundation Trust, Dowling Aaron Inc., Trillium Lakelands District School Board, Harrogate Grammar School, Duke University Football, Delta Air Lines, Adventist Health System, Giochi Preziosi, Cramlington Learning Village, Intermountain Healthcare, Safexpress, TAG Aviation
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    Financial Services Firm17%
    Healthcare Company11%
    Government11%
    University11%
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    Comms Service Provider24%
    Computer Software Company20%
    Government9%
    Educational Organization5%
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    Computer Software Company15%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Retailer9%
    Comms Service Provider9%
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    Computer Software Company27%
    Comms Service Provider20%
    Government7%
    Financial Services Firm5%
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    Small Business35%
    Midsize Enterprise26%
    Large Enterprise38%
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    Midsize Enterprise24%
    Large Enterprise60%
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    Small Business18%
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    Large Enterprise63%
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    Microsoft Remote Desktop Services is ranked 4th in Remote Access with 20 reviews while VMware Workspace ONE is ranked 3rd in Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) with 30 reviews. Microsoft Remote Desktop Services is rated 8.2, while VMware Workspace ONE is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Microsoft Remote Desktop Services writes "Good remote application access that can be allowed on a per-user or per-group basis". 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 TeamViewer, VMware Horizon View, Parallels Access, Citrix Workspace and VMware Horizon Cloud, whereas VMware Workspace ONE is most compared with Microsoft Intune, VMware Horizon 7, Jamf Pro, Citrix Workspace and SOTI MobiControl.

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