RemoteApp is a program that allows your organization’s applications to run in the Azure cloud, where they can be easily scaled or updated, and your users can access them anywhere using their internet-connected device.
Similar to remote desktop services, Azure RemoteApp combines the best of both worlds, allowing users to harness Windows applications on any of their devices, including iOS or Android tablets and smartphones.
Run Windows applications anywhere
Azure RemoteApp helps employees stay productive anywhere, and on a variety of devices – Windows, Mac OS X, iOS, or Android. Your company’s applications run on Windows Server in the Azure cloud, where they’re easier to scale and update. Employees install Microsoft Remote Desktop clients on their Internet-connected laptop, tablet, or phone—and can then access applications as if they were running locally.
Scale quickly to meet changing business needs
Azure RemoteApp is a cost-effective solution for a fluctuating workforce or fast-changing business requirements. Quickly ramp up and provide seasonal workers, vendors, or large groups of new employees access to company applications without paying for new servers and expensive on-premise infrastructure—then scale down again when business needs change.
Safeguard sensitive corporate applications
Azure RemoteApp provides a protected application delivery solution: Applications are never sent to or stored on employee devices, but get centralized on the same trusted and reliable platform used by governments, financial services companies, and other large organizations dealing with sensitive information. Users access their company applications through Microsoft Remote Desktop Protocol.
Supports cloud and hybrid deployments
Integrate Azure RemoteApp with your company’s existing on-premise infrastructure and bring your own Remote Desktop Session Host. Or deploy Azure RemoteApp using our pre-built app collections for a stand-alone cloud service. It’s up to you. You can also give employees the option to sign in with their existing corporate credentials or a Microsoft Account.
What is Azure RemoteApp?
Azure RemoteApp brings the functionality of the on-premises Microsoft RemoteApp program, backed by Remote Desktop Services, to Azure. Azure RemoteApp helps you provide secure, remote access to applications from many different user devices.
When you move RemoteApp to Azure, you get to take advantage of the storage, scalability, and global reach of Azure without having to worry about a complex on-premises configuration. Microsoft provides maintenance of Azure, ensuring its reliability, freeing you up to focus on more important issues, like creating the best apps for your business to use. Another advantage of Azure RemoteApp is the accessibility – your users can access RemoteApp programs from Windows, iOS, Mac OS X, and Android devices. They can use your apps in the environment they prefer, while you use the Azure management portal to manage those apps.
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Azure RemoteApp is part of the Microsoft Virtual Desktop Infrastructure.
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