msHowItWorks04I just stumbled across Microsoft’s Windows MultiPoint Server. It is very cool. I didn’t know this product even existed but it has been available since February 2010. The latest version just released in February 2011.

Ok so what does it do? Windows MultiPoint Server is a Windows Server-based product that leverages Remote Desktop Services technology to enable multiple simultaneous independent computing stations or terminals to be connected to a single computer. This is perfect for a classroom environment where you can have 20 screens and keyboards hooking up to one pc. This lowers the cost of the equipment and the expense of management. Further a teacher can have full control each terminal. Checkout the links and videos below for more.

Windows MultiPoint Server 2011 Deployment Guide
http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=8290

Windows MultiPoint Server 2011 Planning Guide
http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=18482

Windows MultiPoint Server – main page
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/multipoint/default.aspx

hardware recommendations
http://blogs.technet.com/b/multipointserver/archive/2011/05/16/windows-multipoint-server-minimum-hardware-recommendations.aspx