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Getting started with Azure RemoteApp

This weekend, I had a chance to explore Azure RemoteApp. In nutshell, this App runs on Windows 2012 R2 over rdp service. We usually RDP to a remote machine but in this case, we are rdp’ing to a particular published apps without any visible difference like window border or floating bar etc. Trust me, end user won’t be able to identify whether they are on a remote app or local app. I am really impressed with the design thought.

We can connect to a remotely published apps from a azure portal and then use it by installaing a small exe at client machine for logon and app selection. As of now, It comes with few default Office applications(apps) but in case of hybrid option you can customize by uploading your VHD’s as per our wish.

Since this supports resume and continue kind of state management, you could logoff from your office and then continue from home using any device from the place where you’ve left.

+ It delivers the functionality of the on-premises Microsoft RemoteApp, backed by Remote Desktop Services

+ Helps you provide secure, remote access to applications from many different user devices. Available for Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7 Service Pack 1, iOS, Mac OS X, Windows RT, Android, devices, and Windows Phone. It also support the Windows 10 preview.

> To achieve this, you need to install a clickonce installable RemoteAppClient from here – https://www.remoteapp.windowsazure.com/ClientDownload/Windows.aspx

> Azure documentation: http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/services/remoteapp/

> Video – http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/videos/azure-remoteapp-hybrid-deployment-overview/

> Azure RemoteApp Cloud Deployment overview

http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/videos/azure-remoteapp-cloud-deployment-overview/

> Understanding Azure Remote App

http://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/Edge/Azure-Remote-App-Intro-With-Eric-Orman

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February 16, 2015 - Posted by | Azure |

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