Greetings, friends and customers! For our U.S. based customers, we hope you enjoyed a great Thanksgiving holiday last week.
We wrote this blog post to give you a quick update on development progress in Remote Desktop Commander v6, which will be released in Q1 of 2022. Read on to learn how you can participate as a beta tester for this new version. Also, if you are a user of our free Remote Desktop Commander Lite tool, read on to learn about a special promotion available to you if you start a monthly subscription with us before December 31, 2021.
In this RDPSoft E-Newsletter:
Remote Desktop Commander Version 6 Sneak Peak
First of all, a big thank you to all of our customers who participated in our product feature survey we sent out a few months ago, and congratulations to James W., our winner of the randomly drawn $150 Amazon Gift Card. Based on your feedback, the biggest need identified was a comprehensive, top level dashboard displaying the health of your RDS deployment. So that’s what we’ve been hard at work on, and that’s what will be the cornerstone feature of our upcoming Version 6 release.
Version 6 of Remote Desktop Commander will offer better integration with Remote Desktop Canary databases so you can see recent login durations and errors directly atop the new dashboard. The health status of your Remote Desktop Gateway servers and Connection Brokers will also be displayed, in terms of whether or not those infrastructure services are running, their CPU and memory loads, connection statistics, database response times, etc. Finally, you can see the general health of specific collections and host pools in your RDS and AVD deployments, in terms of things like CPU/Memory load, session counts, average sessions per host, latency, and user input delay.
Clicking on specific subitems in the dashboard will in turn launch other dashboards and reports so you can quickly drill into areas of interest for a closer inspection.
Furthermore, Remote Desktop Commander v6 will offer additional new reports related to Remote Desktop Gateways and Connection Brokers, such as connection statistics, reason for connection failures, connection broker database responsiveness, and other metrics.
We’d love for you to participate in a beta of Remote Desktop Commander v6 once it is ready. To do so, please sign up here and we’ll notify you when the beta becomes available.
20% Off For New Customers Who Start a Monthly Subscription
We have many customers worldwide who currently use one of our commercial tools (Remote Desktop Commander Suite, Remote Desktop Canary, Premium Management Features) for monitoring their Remote Desktop Services (RDS) and Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD) environments. We have an even larger user base who utilizes our free Remote Desktop Commander Lite solution to do basic user session management in RDS and AVD. We greatly appreciate both of these groups, as they are the reason for our success.
If you’re in the latter category, but have contemplated a move to one or more of our commercial RDS and AVD monitoring tools, please go here to request a quote and mention that you want your special 20% off coupon code to start a monthly subscription with us. We’ll write back with your coupon code and we’ll also do a quick needs assessment before your purchase to make sure you order exactly what you need. Here are the details of the promotion:
- You must be a new customer who is not currently licensing the Remote Desktop Commander Suite, Remote Desktop Canary, or Premium Management Features applications from us.
- The offer applies to monthly subscriptions only (not annual subscriptions)
- The discount applies to the first 3 months of the subscription, at which point the price will revert to the regular price.
- You must sign up for a monthly subscription on or before December 31st, 2021.
Whether you have a limited time need or ongoing need for comprehensive RDS/AVD monitoring and management, this promotion is a great way to get started.