Monday, September 1, 2014

Microsoft Azure RemoteApp preview

Nowadays, administrators can use Remote Desktop from many devices like Windows, iOS, Android, Mac OS and so on to access the Remote Desktop. RemoteApp is a feature of Remote Desktop Services to install and publish applications on Remote Desktop.

In this year, Microsoft announced Azure RemoteApp Preview to allow administrators to publish applications through Microsoft Azure platform. Azure RemoteApp Preview supports 2 scenarios, cloud deployment and hybrid deployment. For cloud deployment, administrators can use Office 2013 pro plus to experience Azure Remote App from their devices. The template with Office 2013 pro plus is based on Windows Server 2012 R2 which is provided by Microsoft Azure platform.

Remark: For hybrid or cloud deployment, the operating system of templates must be installed Windows Server 2012 R2.

For hybrid deployment, administrators can upload their templates with their bueiness applications to Azure platform and then publish it for users to use it. To configure hybrid deployment, administrators need to set up VPN connection between Microsoft Azure. At this moment, RemoteApp doesn't support ExpressRoute. Then, administrators need to set up Active Directory synchronization between Azure Active Directory and on-premise Active Directory to allow users to use the same credentials when they use applications.

Remark: Azure RemoteApp doesn't support offline mode. Users need to have Internet connection to use applications which are published on Azure.

Azure RemoteApp is free during the preview period.

If you are interested in Azure RemoteApp, please sign up and try it.

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