Microsoft Remote Desktop app allows Android and iOS users to access their PCs from anywhere

Microsoft Remote Desktop app allows Android and iOS users to access their PCs from anywhere

Microsoft launched the Remote Desktop app for iOS and Android, allowing users to access their home or work PCs while on the go.

The system functions through Remote Desktop Gateway, enabling “rich multi-touch experience” with remote desktop protocol (RDP) and RemoteFX, all while supporting Windows gestures. The secure connection relies on Network Layer Authentication (NLA) technology, making sure your data is well protected while being transferred via Internet.

But you don’t have to use Remote Desktop just for work; high quality video and sound streaming with improved compression and bandwidth usage also come included, making sure you can watch videos from your hard drive.

Finally, if you own more than one mobile device, you can manage all these through the connection center on your PC.

Pretty cool though I must add we’ve seen similar solutions in the past. None of those were made by Microsoft, though.

Microsoft Remote Desktop (FREE) [iTunes link] [Google Play Store]

  • jahc attack

    What’s the advantage of this over Teamviewer which has been doing the job for years already?

    • lelel

      The optimisation of the RDC protocol.

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