Microsoft Remote Desktop apps for iOS and Android

Posted on 23rd October 2013 by
Ash


After what seemed like an absurd amount of time, Microsoft has released the first official Remote Desktop client forĀ iOS andĀ Android. Until now, people had to make do with a patchwork of third-party programs — some good, some bad, and some abysmal. (I know — I’ve tried.)

According to Microsoft, the new application offers access to a Windows PC with RemoteFX. Features of the software include:

  • Access to remote resources through the Remote Desktop Gateway
  • Rich multi-touch experience with remote desktop protocol (RDP) and RemoteFX supporting Windows gestures
  • Secure connection to your data and applications with breakthrough Network Layer Authentication (NLA) technology
  • Simple management of all remote connections from the connection center
  • High quality video and sound streaming with improved compression and bandwidth usage
  • Easy connection to external monitors or projectors for presentations

Download links:

How to:

Presuming you already have access to a cloud service, below is a how to for accessing RDweb on iPhone/Android devices:

From “Remote Resources” tab, click on add or + on Android, and enter URL, username and password.

for example: https://cloud.domain.com/RDWeb/Feed/webfeed.aspx

Username: you email address and Password: your usual password and click on Save