Press Release

Lavaltrie, Quebec, October 30, 2012

Devolutions Announces Major Partnership with FreeRDP Project Creator and Leader Awake Coding Consulting

As a result of the partnership, Devolutions will join Awake Coding Consulting in helping FreeRDP take the next step towards full cross-platform implementation with Microsoft’s Remote Desktop Protocol. It also means that users of Remote Desktop Manager will be able to use the tool on multiple platforms and environments.

""This partnership is very exciting, since we believe the combination of our expertise will lead us to successful product development.""

David Hervieux, founder and CEO of enterprise software firm Devolutions, announced today that his firm has entered into a major partnership with Awake Coding Consulting Inc., creator of the globally-renowned open source project, FreeRDP.

As a result of the partnership, Devolutions will join Awake Coding Consulting and contribute its expertise, tools and financial resources to advance FreeRDP towards a feature complete cross-platform implementation of Microsoft's Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP).

The partnership also means that users of Devolutions’ flagship product, Remote Desktop Manager (RDM), will be able to use it on multiple platforms and environments to make their lives simpler, easier and more productive.

Released under the commercially-friendly Apache license, FreeRDP was created by Awake Coding Consulting, an open source software consulting company based in Canada. Today, FreeRDP is widely considered by the vast majority of Microsoft partners and class-leading firms such as HP, Quest, Fujitsu and Thinstuff, to be the best, highest-quality open source RDP implementation solution. Microsoft, which recognizes the importance of RDP thin clients within its Windows Server ecosystem, also supports the FreeRDP project.

“This new partnership with Devolutions allows Awake Coding Consulting to remain committed to long term sustainability of FreeRDP, and to work on its first software product,” commented Marc-André Moreau, founder of Awake Coding Consulting, which also governs and provides expertise to the worldwide FreeRDP community. “This partnership is very exciting, since we believe the combination of our expertise will lead us to successful product development.”

“Over the last three years, the FreeRDP project has grown into an industry-leading solution backed by Microsoft and many of its partners, and we’re extremely proud to support an innovative open-source project such as this,” commented Devolutions’ David Hervieux. “We believe in the community behind the project and in its leader Marc-André of Awake Coding Consulting. Plus, with this partnership and the cross-platform implementation of FreeRDP, we’re able to bring added value to Remote Desktop Manager users who are using multiple platforms and environments.”

Additional FreeRDP-related news per this major partnership between Devolutions and Awake Coding Consulting will be announced in the coming weeks and months.

For more information or media inquiries, contact Maxime Trottier, Marketing Director, at or (514) 360-3686.

About Devolutions Inc.

Established in 2004, Devolutions is a Canadian-based company located near Montreal, Canada. The firm currently has over 200,000 users in over 80 countries. The firm’s mission is to develop innovative enterprise software that helps users cost-effectively, simply and effectively achieve their network management and security goals. The firm is also committed to providing exceptional technical support, ensuring an excellent user experience that exceeds expectations, and delivering high performance with superior quality. The firm’s current roster of solutions includes Remote Desktop Manager, Password Vault Manager, Remote Desktop Manager Online and Remote Desktop Manager Server. Learn more about Devolutions at

About Awake Coding Consulting Inc.

Established in 2012, Awake Coding Consulting is based in Montreal, Canada. The company is a fresh, young enterprise with established expertise earned from years of open source leadership. It differentiates itself via a pragmatic approach to software development, and a business model based on open source. In 2010, the company launched its flagship solution, FreeRDP, which is backed by Microsoft with additional support from HP, Quest, Microsoft, Fujitsu, Thinstuff, and most recently, Devolutions. Learn more at More information on the FreeRDP project and community are also available at