Archive for the ‘WinTPC’ tag
I just got an email from Microsoft Connect saying that the Windows Thin PC Release Candidate is now available. Windows Thin PC is a smaller footprint version of Windows 7 that allows customers to repurpose existing PC hardware as thin clients. There is no need for a VDA license when using WinTPC. But be careful here! WinTPC will only be available for Software Assurance customers which is a bit of a customer lock in. As long as you are paying for the SA, you’re allowed to use the software. I think that software like Devon PC’s VDI blaster is better for repurposing old PC hardware.
Link: Microsoft Connect
WinTPC (Windows Thin PC) is a small footprint version of Windows 7 which should help customers to repurpose old computer hardware as a thin client. With WinTCP there is no need for a VDA (Virtual Desktop Access) license for accessing VDI desktops as the Microsoft connect website states. (See screenshot below)
At the moment Windows TPC is available for everyone through the beta program but this will stops latest when WinTPC will be released. As of an article at silicon.de the WinTPC software will only be available for Software Assurance customers. But anyway it should be possible to run the VMware View Client for Windows on WinTPC to access your VMware View environment. This might help to lower the investment costs for a VDI project. In the first step customers can repurpose their old PC hardware and then start a step by step soft migration to proper Zero client hardware like the EVGA or Wyse P20.