Friday, 1 November 2013

Desktop Hosting Reference Architecture Guide

The Desktop Hosting Reference Architecture Guide quite a good start for those who are planning desktop hosting solutions, this guide is meant for for small- and medium-sized organizations based on Microsoft Remote Desktop Services, Hyper-V, virtual networking, and other virtualization technologies.  Check out the guide at http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=39285

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Getting started tutorials for Windows 8.1

Come across a very handy and useful site for those who just started using Windows 8.1, check out Getting started tutorials for Windows 8.1 or http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/how-to with many videos and How-to :)

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Remote Desktop Client for Apple's iOS - First Look

In my earlier post, Microsoft launches official Remote Desktop app for Apple's iOS and Remote Desktop App for Android, iOS and MAC I published about Microsoft Remote Desktop client for Apple's iOS and I have captured some screenshots to share the overview of how it works from an iPad remote desktop to Windows 8.1 Enterprise client.  I hope the below screenshots do help and benefit you guys.

From the iPad App Store, search Microsoft Remote Desktop and install the app on iPad


Once Microsoft Remote Desktop installed, click on the RD Client to launch App


Once RD Client launched, you will see a landscape view of the App


To start a New Remote Desktop connection, click on New Remote Desktop on the menu on the left


You will need to key in the Remote Desktop details on the New Remote Desktop setup


Key in the Connection name


Next, key in the IP address of the target Remote Desktop server or client


Once done, click on Save and you should be able to start a Remote Desktop session now even or you may choose to key in and save the user name and password for login.


Connect to the Remote Desktop Connection created earlier and the App prompt for user name and password


Key in the user name and password to logon


Below is a screen of Remote Desktop trying to reached to the Remote Desktop Connection


Once Remote Desktop session successfully established, you will be able to see the Desktop or the remote client.  In this case, I am accessing a Windows 8.1 Enterprise client


You are able to tap and touch from iPad on Windows 8.1 via the Remote Desktop for eg. to bring up the Start menu


You will also be able to type in command prompt as if typing on desktop 


To bring up the top menu simply tap on the top menu bar, from here you will be able to disconnect the Remote Desktop and to bring up the soft keyboard 


The soft keyboard is designed for Windows use where you can find the Windows key on the top row and some common use keys


The Keyboard can be resized as well


Try to tap on the Windows logo key now


Tada, the Windows 8.1 Tiles appearr now!


You will be able to use the Tiles and navigate around, the experience is seamless from using the Windows on a physical computer.  I am sure this tool absolutely benefit most of us who use Remote Desktop for daily work.  Try out one today :)






Monday, 21 October 2013

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Remote Desktop App for Android, iOS and MAC

To start using the Microsoft Remote Desktop App for any of these platforms, simply follow these links:

Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.microsoft.rdc.android

iOs: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/microsoft-remote-desktop/id714464092?mt=8

Mac: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/microsoft-remote-desktop/id715768417?mt=12&ls=1

Saturday, 19 October 2013

Microsoft launches official Remote Desktop app for Apple's iOS

Microsoft has released an official Remote Desktop App for iPhone and iPad, this App allow iOS devices access ability to access Windows machine anytime, anywhere.  The office Microsoft Remote Desktop is free App is available for

Microsoft Remote Desktop is a free application available on the Apple App Store and it requires iOS 6.0 or later as compatible platform supporting this App.  IF you are iOS user as well as Windows administrator, check out this app now and share with us your experience.  I shall post my testing experience in my coming blog soon.  Stay tuned :)