Microsoft Remote Desktop is already on the new Lumia

    Hi, Habr.

    If you use Windows as your desktop or working OS, and your Lumia smartphone (or other smartphone on WP), then perhaps we have good news for you: the Microsoft Remote Desktop application for remote desktop management is already available in the "Application Store" .

    It’s worth mentioning right away that while the application works with Windows Phone version 8.1. Therefore, now owners of Nokia Lumia 630/930, as well as smartphone users who have independently installed the version of WP8.1 for developers, will be able to use Remote Desktop . The rest will have to wait for the “rolling” of the official update (it will be available for all Lumia with WP8), which should begin very soon.

    As the name suggests, Microsoft Remote Desktop (still in the status of a “trial version”) will allow you to connect to a remote PC, and accordingly to all your work resources.

    Microsoft Remote Desktop can work with any of the following versions of Windows:
    • OS (Pro or Enterprise) with Windows Client: Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista;
    • Windows Server OS: Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003. The

    application uses the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) 8.1 and supports RemoteFX technology, as well as the protocol Network Layer Authentication Security.

    The first two are responsible for convenient multi-touch control with support for familiar gestures and high-quality audio / video transmission. Moreover, in the case of Windows 8 / 8.1, the application will support multi-touch support (up to ten points). If the remote computer is running Windows 7 or an earlier version, then in this case the cursor and touchpad-style controls will be available to users.

    The Network Layer Authentication security protocol protects user privacy. However, the application will be able to work with old servers that do not support the new encryption, warning the user about connecting to an insecure server.

    From the nice little things: users can set their own names for remote computers. This option will help you not to get confused if you have several devices in the list.

    If you need to return to the start menu or the start screen of your desktop, press the camera hardware button on your smartphone.

    Perhaps another distinguishing feature of Remote Desktop for Windows Phone is its “continuity”: even if your Lumia goes into standby mode, the desktop will be available immediately (without the need to reconnect to a remote PC) after unlocking the smartphone.

    If you have any questions about setting up your PC, help can be found here .

    PS: Microsoft Remote Desktop is also available for other mobile platforms: iOS and Android. Applications have identical functionality and are available absolutely free on the App Store and Google Play .

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