Rumors of RDP 6.0?

I've heard that Microsoft is working on a new version of their RDP protocol that will be the "Citrix Killer."

OK, I don't have any official information on this, but I've heard enough anecdotal stories that I'm starting to think it might be true. I've heard that Microsoft is working on a new version of their RDP protocol that will be the "Citrix Killer." The current version of RDP (5.2) is based on the 5.0 version from way back in Service Pack 4 for Windows NT 4.0 Terminal Server. RDP 6, according to the rumor, will add application-level load-balancing and publishing. Of course this goes against everything that Microsoft is doing with regards to their .NET strategy (as I outlined in this white paper), and Bill Gates himself has made fun of thin client computing in the past, so I'm not sure whether this is real or not. However, Citrix's new Hudson release of MetaFrame Presentation Server in 1Q2004 better be a solid product, since they now have pressure from RDP 6 in addition to stiff competition from Windows Server 2003, New Moon / Tarantella, and open-source RDP clients.

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One thing that excites me is if you mstsc /? you will notice a new option, SPAN! it seems that you can now run a terminal session with multiple MONITORS!!!!!! :) this is huge as our organisation is doing a cost analysis on moving to Citirx so we can have dual monitors!
 
Can't wait for MSDN to get a copy of Vista Server Beta to test this feature out!
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You know that anything you see in Vista is NDA.. so we can't talk about it yet! :(

And a point of clarification: There is no such thing as "Vista" server. The name "Vista" only applies to the client OS. The Server OS has not been named yet, so it's still going by the codename "Longhorn Server."
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http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/925876
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