Microsoft Remote Desktop Preview V8.1.7 update for Windows Phone 8.1 available today for download

My name is David Bélanger, and I work in the Remote Desktop team. Today marks the release of the last update to the Microsoft Remote Desktop Preview app for Windows Phone 8.1 for 2014. We are still hard at work on enabling support for Remote Desktop Gateway and Remote Resources (RemoteApp and Desktop Connections), but… Read more

Windows Apps in the Cloud: Azure RemoteApp Now Generally Available

Hello Everyone, We broke the news to you last week that we plan to make Azure RemoteApp generally available. The day is upon us. With today’s release, Azure RemoteApp is now generally available! Starting today, Azure RemoteApp is available for purchase, backed by an SLA and supported by Microsoft Support, offering the full scalability and… Read more

Microsoft Remote Desktop Beta for Android supports Remote Desktop Gateway and Remote Resources in the latest updates

My name is Eva Seydl and I work on the Remote Desktop team. I’m happy to describe the latest features we have introduced to Microsoft Remote Desktop Beta on Android versions 8.1.3 and 8.1.4. If you have missed the first blog post on test driving our Beta application follow this link. Support for Remote Desktop… Read more

Dell Releases Wyse vWorkspace 8.5 desktop virtualization

Our friends over at Dell announced the release of Wyse vWorkspace 8.5.  This solution builds upon customers existing Microsoft infrastructure and provides a complete scalable desktop virtualization solution.   vWorkspace 8.5 now includes an HTML5 client, the vWorkspace connector for HTML5 to provide access from any device with a web browser.  Get all the details here…. Read more

RD Gateway High Availability with Azure Multi-Factor Authentication

Remote Desktop Services MVPs (Most Valuable Professionals) Freek Berson and Kristin L. Griffin previously posted an excellent step-by-step guide on using Microsoft Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Server to provide two-factor authentication to a Remote Desktop Services deployment. Now, Kristin has published the sequel: Creating a Highly Available Windows 2012 R2 RD Gateway Environment with Azure Multi-Factor… Read more

Azure RemoteApp now supporting Office 365 ProPlus

My name is Sandeep Patnaik, and I work in the Remote Desktop team. We are excited to announce support for Office 365 in Azure RemoteApp. Starting today, you will be able to publish Office 365 ProPlus applications as a RemoteApp to your end-users. With this addition, we now have three Microsoft Images available to create… Read more

Improvements to configuring Remote Desktop Service Host certificates in Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2

In a previous blog post we explained how to configure Remote Desktop certificates for Windows 7. In Windows 8 (and 8.1) and Windows Server 2012 (and R2) configuring Remote Desktop certificates has become easier: 1. It is no longer required for the template name and template display name to be the same. 2. You no… Read more

Microsoft Azure Desktop Hosting: RD Gateway Farm Deployment Guidance Updated To Support Azure Load Balancer Client IP Affinity

Hello everyone, this is Clark Nicholson from the Remote Desktop team. I am writing today to let you know that the Azure Load Balancer now supports client IP affinity which resolves the previous incompatibility with the RD Gateway role service. You can now deploy a Remote Desktop Gateway farm in Azure virtual machines within a… Read more

Azure RemoteApp now available in Microsoft Remote Desktop Preview V8.1.6 update for Windows Phone 8.1

My name is David Bélanger, and I work in the Remote Desktop team. The latest update (v. 8.1.6) for the Microsoft Remote Desktop Preview app for Windows Phone 8.1 brings our first enterprise focused feature by adding support for Azure RemoteApp, a new Azure service available from Microsoft allowing IT admins to easily make their… Read more

Microsoft Azure Desktop Hosting: RemoteApp and Remote Desktop Session Host Farm Deployment Guides

Hello everyone, this is Clark Nicholson from the Remote Desktop team. We have just published additional guidance to extend a basic Remote Desktop Services (RDS) deployment in Azure virtual machines. The RemoteApp Programs Deployment document provides steps to create a RemoteApp collection. This allows users to access Windows applications that are running in Azure virtual… Read more