Today, The Windows Team announced the upcoming release of the Remote Desktop Connection 7.0 (RDC7) client for Windows XP and Windows Vista. RDC7 will allow users who connect to machines running Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 from Windows XP or Windows Vista to take advantage of features such as Windows Media Player redirection and true multi-monitor support. For more information on RDC7, see this blog post on the Remote Desktop Services Team Blog.
The release candidate for the Windows Management Framework is also available. This is a collection of tools to help IT Professionals manage a mixed environment of Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP PCs and includes:
- Windows PowerShell 2.0
- Windows Remote Management 2.0
- Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS 4.0)
For specific details or to download the release candidate, click here.
The Windows Team believes that, these tools will be extremely useful to IT Professionals transitioning their organizations and applications to Windows 7. We can expect to have the final versions of the RDC7 client, the Windows Management Framework, and the Platform Update available sometime in Q4 2009.