If you haven’t been following the developments in Windows Server 2008 R2 then this will be a surprisingly long read for you. RDS encapsulates the further developed Terminal Services and Microsoft’s initial offering in the Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) space. VDI will leverage a new Broker service, Hyper-V and Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP).
“This document describes changes in Remote Desktop Services (formerly Terminal Services) functionality that are available in this release of Windows Server 2008 R2, including changes to the names of role services and management tools. Remote Desktop Services provides technologies that enable users to access session-based desktops, virtual machine-based desktops, or applications in the data centre from both within a corporate network and from the Internet”.