Wednesday, February 24, 2010

MS Multi point Server 2010 - Old Wine, Newer, Snazzy looking Bottle !

Just Launched: MS's spanking new Windows MultiPoint Server 2010. Available for purchase by schools and educational institutions around the world.

The idea of MultiPoint Server is that it will reduce the cost for many businesses and schools worldwide. The solution works by having a central point for one server to exist and multiple mice, keyboards, speakers and monitors attached to the one system. Each session provides a user with a unique Remote Desktop to the MultiPoint Server. The product is a brain child of Microsoft Research India. Microsoft officials demonstrated 16 monitors simultaneously playing 720P HD video using the processing power of one PC (an Intel Core i7 system) in 2009. Microsoft is aiming the shared resource computing technology primarily at schools but claims businesses who wish to train staff on technologies could benefit too. The cost savings are huge as each session would only require an additional monitor, keyboard, mouse and a user license to use the Remote Desktop session in MultiPoint.

Now lets hear it from my students. What do you think is underlying technology behind Multipoint ? The following Video Demo can help :

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