RDP to Ubuntu Linux VM in Azure

Wanting to try out some of the cross-platform support available in Azure (http://azure.com) and Visual Studio Online (http://visualstudioonline.com), I created an Ubuntu 14.x VM in Azure this evening. I wanted to RDP into it, so I followed Planky’s excellent instructions here (http://blogs.msdn.com/b/plankytronixx/archive/2013/11/12/running-a-remote-desktop-on-a-windows-azure-linux-vm.aspx) BUT, when I connected via RDP, all I saw was a big gray screen…….