Remote Desktop now lets you access virtualized apps from your browser

By: Costea Lestoc
2 minute read
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Remote Desktop Service team announced at Microsoft Ignite that there’s a new web client in the works that will offer access to virtualized apps and desktops via a browser without needing to install a local client.

According to the announcement, this will offer users a “consistent experience” across devices, and it will also minimize maintenance costs and installation. This will trigger quick and easy access from non-personal devices as well.

Remote Desktop Service team also offered a glimpse of the main page of the web client, a desktop session in the browser, RemoteApp session in a few photos.

Additional functionalities will be added in the future

The first release of the web client will be able to access apps and desktops that are published from a Remote Desktop Services deployment. It will also have the ability to copy text to and from the session and print it to PDF files. The release is available in 18 languages for now, and its functionality will be extended via future releases that will be based on users’ feedback.

You can learn more about the web client on Microsoft’s blog post here where you can see the pictures of what you can expect from it as well.

Setting up the Remote Desktop web client

The Remote Desktop web client allows users to access your organization’s Remote Desktop infrastructure via a compatible web browser. Users will have the ability to interact with remote apps/desktops just the same way that they would do it on a local PC, regardless of their location.

After the Remote Desktop web client is set, users will need an URL where they can access the client along with the required credentials and obviously a supported web browser.

You can learn the complete steps needed to set up the web client and how to publish and update the Remote Desktop web client from Microsoft’s official notes.

In case you need a remote desktop app for different reasons until the release of Remote Desktop Service, we strongly recommend Radmin, a great remote software with a lot of useful features.

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