WMS 2011 is a type of shared resource computing solution, which enables multiple users to share a common host computer. It is a low-cost computing solution that creates a 1:1 user to computer experience built on Windows Server. With MultiPoint Server 2011, one PC can provide up to 20 computing sessions at a fraction of the cost.
- Windows MultiPoint 2011 Standard – still cannot join a domain and still has a max of 10 work stations
- Windows MultiPoint 2011 Premium – CAN join a domain as before and can have up to 20 workstations
In addition to the costs savings, the use of WMS 2011 can increase productivity of the work force as well. Less workstations to manage leads to less time and money spent on repairs on each computer and reduced down time. Excellent management features of the WMS 2011 provide a thumbnail of each individual workstation on a central console enabling monitoring of the workstations if needed.
In my view, the potential upfront cost savings, on-going operational savings on maintenance, ease of deployment, and increase in productivity make WMS2011 a serious option for not only for educational institutions but for many small and medium sized businesses as well.