remote desktop

The Remote Desktop app for Windows Phone is an incredibly powerful tool, but that doesn't mean that it couldn't use some improvement and Microsoft is hoping to get some user feedback to improve the experience. Building on its campaigns with other products, Microsoft is using the User Voice site to take in feature requests and bug reports on the app, with the aim of improving it in ways that users will appreciate.

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Microsoft has released a preview of its Windows Phone Remote Desktop app on the Windows Phone Store. Should you be rocking the Windows Phone 8.1 Preview for Developers, you'll be able to take part in this beta program too. The app enables users to connect to remote computers and enjoy the full Windows experience through the small screen, regardless as to where they may be currently located.

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Citrix Receiver lets you access your enterprise files, applications, and desktops to help you be as productive on the go as you are in the office. If you already use it, then you would probably like to know that the app for Windows Phone 8 has just been updated. Version 1.2 features several things like support for Netscaler Gateway 10.1 and multiple in-session screen display options.

Head past the break to read the full change log.

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Splashtop 2 is now available to download for Windows Phone 8 devices and is free though August 31st. The popular remote desktop application allows users to access their PCs directly from their mobile phone. View and edit files, stream HD movies, play games, and more using the Splashtop Streaming App for Windows and the new mobile app for Windows Phone 8. Splashtop 2 can transmit video content at up to 30 frames per second with low latency times which makes almost anything possible.

As a writer on the go, I can personally recommend that you check out this popular piece of software, as it has saved me a few times in the past when I have left articles on my machine.

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We've continuously seen Microsoft make use of video output from a Windows Phone when demonstrating features and functionality at past events. This is a feature we'd all like to see at consumer level for somewhat obvious reasons To make use of the big screen using nothing more than a USB cable would be handy in certain situations. While the likes of SmartGlass is on the horizon, it would be beneficial for Windows Phone owners to be able to make use of supposedly supported video output.

The folks over at XDA Developers Forum have since decided to investigate and see whether it's possible to get video output working on Windows Phone. Marsrogers heads up the team, which was formed back in 2011, and the progress made in the designated thread looked as though the project wouldn't pick up and would eventually stop dead in its tracks. Marsrogers has continued to publish updates to the thread and keep readers up-to-date with progress and findings regardless.

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RemoteDesktop, an app that pretty much does exactly what it says on the tin, has been updated to version 1,5, which brings with it Mango support and sheds the requirement of using Topperware servers. The updated client will now be able to connect directly to host machines and will run with increased performance.

The app will allow the user to connect to any host running a professional or above version Windows XP, Vista, 7, 2003 Server, etc. and sports:

  • support for standard security, or Network Level Authentication.
  • screen resolutions from native Windows Phone 7 resolution upto 1600 x 1200 and in 256 colour or 64 thousand colours.
  • support for advanced RDP draw orders for high performance on low bandwidth connections.

You can download RemoteDesktop from the Marketplace (as version 1.4) for a reduced price of $5.99.

Via: WMPU

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I can't tell you how often the follow scenario plays out in my head:

Pal-o-mine: Dieter, my phone is acting weird. It seems to do XYZ.
Me: Oh, I think that's probably issue Q. Jump into the connection settings.
Pal-o-mine: Uh.
Me: Hit the Start button, then settings.
Pal-o-mine: Uh. Maybe you could come over?

Sigh. That's the price you pay for being an 'expert.' Ah well. LogMeIn, they of the easy-to-use over-the-web remote desktop services, have announced that they're coming out with a similar service for smartphones. As in: you tether your Windows Mobile phone to your computer, install their little app, and then somebody can remotely operate the smartphone over the web. It sounds like a mash-up of Remote Desktop and SOTI Pocket Controller Pro, and I approve. I'd approve more if I were an IT director in charge of supporting a large set of these phones, though. That's their target, and if it works I suspect they'll hit it square.

The support technician directs the device owner to a webpage, where a small applet is downloaded to the mobile device. The end user is provided a connection code that can be given before connecting to the Internet or while speaking on a land line. The technician then connects to the mobile device to gain complete control. At this point, the technician can make fixes, update software, conduct training sessions or configure settings - even view the display and use the keypad, as if the phone were in his hand.

Read: LogMeIn Announces First Web-based Remote Support Tool for Smartphones @ PhoneMag.com

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