Want to understand the differences between Presentation Server 4.5 and Terminal Services in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2003? Take a look at the new 14-page Citrix Presentation Server on Windows Terminal Services: A Feature Analysis  just completed by the Citrix Technical Marketing Team. But this is not just the Citrix perspective on what is different between the products. This document was co-developed with a couple of members from the Microsoft Terminal Services team (blog), so it is the view of Citrix *and* Microsoft on the products.

The analysis looks at these 5 areas:

  • Centralized Control
  • Application Compatibility
  • Optimized User Experience
  • Comprehensive Access
  • Enterprise Scalability

By the way, If you combined download counts for earlier versions of the Presentation Server and Terminal Services side-by-side evaluation docs previously available on citrix.com, that combined count would rank as one of the top 5 most downloaded docs in the past 12 months… out of nearly 750 docs on the citrix.com site.
You can also see more Citrix coverage at the tag Windows Server 2008 on the Official Citrix Blog.

Take a read of the new feature analysis and let us know what you think by leaving a comment.

UPDATE 30 January 2009:
Since writing this post, the name of Presentation Server was changed to XenApp. Here is the new doc: