Windows Thin PC is now generally available to Software Assurance customers for download from the Microsoft Volume Licensing site as of July 1, announced Karri Alexion-Tiernan on Windows for business blog.
Based on Windows 7, Windows Thin PC allows users to repurpose older PCs as thin clients. The Thin PC was released to manufacturing (RTM) on June 7th.
Windows Thin PC helps reduce the cost of VDI at the endpoint, enabling IT with an enterprise ready platform to provide end users with an excellent thin client experience through the many unique features offered on their repurposed PCs. Some of these features include:
- RemoteFX support, which ensures that users have a local-like virtual desktop experience.
- Write Filters that improve security by preventing any writes to the deck.
- BitLocker and AppLocker features that help strengthen the device for enterprises.
- FEP support, which makes it possible to use a common set of malware protection tools for your desktops and thin clients.
If you're a customer and don't have SA on your PCs, but still want to try out the product, Microsoft offers a few alternative options:
- You can download the 90 day evaluation copy that can be accessed via our Windows Thin PC home page.
- If you are a subscriber to our MSDN and TechNet programs you can also get the full copy of the product through your subscription.
- If you are part of our silver and gold partners in the MPN program you have access to the full product as part of the desktop and virtualization competencies.
- Also, you can get SA on your PCs by either subscribing to Windows Intune or Windows VDA. Both these subscriptions include SA benefits, including the right to Windows Thin PC.
To find out more about the benefits, features and capabilities of Windows Thin PC please visit this site. Here, you'll also find additional content to help familiarize yourself with Windows Thin PC, such as the Windows Thin PC whitepaper, deployment guides, and a write filters technical documentation.
You can download Windows Thin PC from Microsoft Volume Licensing site.
[Source: Windows Blog]