Roundup of Online Resources for Windows Multipoint Server 2012

There has been a lot of activity and questions around WMS 2012, so now seems like a good time to do a summary of the many online resources available.

Website - www.microsoft.com/multipoint has been refreshed for WMS 2012, highlighting new scenarios such as orchestrating Windows 7 and Windows 8 PCs.

Download – aka.ms/WMS2012Eval has a 180 day trial version of WMS 2012 Premium that can be converted to perpetual product with a purchased Volume Licensing key.

Update Rollup 1 – is available for download at aka.ms/WMS2012UR1.

Zero Client drivers – evaluation drivers for USB and USB-over-Ethernet connected devices are at aka.ms/WMS2012Drivers .

Videos – www.youtube.com/msmultipoint has been updated with 5 new feature demos:

  • MultiPoint Manager
  • MultiPoint Dashboard
  • Disk Protection
  • Virtual Desktops
  • Deployment Options

Or play all five as a playlist!

For a deeper dive there is a 60-minute presentation by our own Clark Nicholson at https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/TechEd/NorthAmerica/2012/WSV202

This blog – www.aka.ms/WMSBlog has a number of how-to WMS 2012 feature posts:

The WMS 2012 Planning Guide has been published here (now updated with all WMS languages) and the 2012 Deployment Guide will be published in March 2013 at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=278910   

Our product support site does not yet reference WMS 2012 explicitly, but all the information there is equally relevant to WMS 2012.

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