Windows 10: Remote Desktop web client public preview for Windows Server 2016

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       28 Mar 2018 #1

    Remote Desktop web client public preview for Windows Server 2016

    As announced at Microsoft Ignite, a new web client is being developed to provide access to virtualized apps and desktops from a browser, without the need to install a local client. This provides a consistent experience across devices, minimizes installation or maintenance costs, and provides quick and easy access from kiosks and other non-personal devices.

    Here’s the client in a few pictures:

    Figure 1: Main page of the web client

    Figure 2: Desktop session in the browser

    Figure 3: RemoteApp session

    The first release of the web client can access apps and desktops published from a Remote Desktop Services deployment, copy text to and from the session (using Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V), print to a PDF file, and is available in 18 languages. Additional functionality will be enabled in future releases based on your feedback.

    The web client can be added to an existing Remote Desktop Services deployment running Windows Server 2016 and will be available side-by-side with the existing RDWeb page. As we approach general availability, we are providing the client in preview form to gather your feedback and ensure its readiness.

    Call to action!

    Get started today with our documentation to install and publish the web client using the new PowerShell scripts. The client can be deployed in production and feedback can be sent to the product team using the Support Email on the About page.

    Source: Remote Desktop web client public preview Enterprise Mobility + Security
    Last edited by Barman58; 05 Apr 2018 at 05:28.
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  2.    28 Mar 2018 #1

    Aimed at Windows 10 on Arm I'm guessing?
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  3.    28 Mar 2018 #2

    alphanumeric said: View Post
    Aimed at Windows 10 on Arm I'm guessing?
    I thought the host must be server but client can be anything with a browser (so your phone).

    After reading the links I'm not so clear about this though - as per normal reading their documentation means I know less than if I randomly guessed.

    This is my normal response to MS documentation with their links that go no-where and descriptions of a tiny bit of functionality without any context which lead you back to guessing what (if anything) their point was. A singularly odd sort of website.
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  4.    28 Mar 2018 #3

    This is more for companies and not directed to consumers really. It adds remote desktop option to Azure services when you log into their portal page. And because it's device agnostic, it means you can launch it from pretty much any device with a web browser.
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  5.    28 Mar 2018 #4

    OilerNut said: View Post
    This is more for companies and not directed to consumers really. It adds remote desktop option to Azure services when you log into their portal page.
    Thanks. They aren't really clear here though:
    RDS offers deployment flexibility, cost efficiency, and extensibility—all delivered through a variety of deployment options, including Windows Server 2016 for on-premises deployments, Microsoft Azure for cloud deployments, and a robust array of partner solutions.
    Welcome to Remote Desktop Services in Windows Server 2016 | Microsoft Docs

    Which then links you immediately into seemingly random (very short 3 sentence pages) pages about Windows 7 compatibility, RemoteFX and managing accounts on Android. I'm sure it is useful stuff but the website navigation is terrible. Even if it was useful to me (which it probably isn't) having to navigate 15 pages to find one sentence is terrible website design.

    They really could and should put slightly more detail on a page.

    But then, I'm not the target audience I guess. Perhaps the managers who buy azure services do it on their phone.
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  6.    29 Mar 2018 #5

    This > "for Windows Server 2016" < to me says its for Corporate not Consumer.
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