At work we cannot (yet) use Microsoft Remote Desktop for iOS to connect to end-user systems for troubleshooting support.
At home, the Windows versions we have for daily use are “Home” editions and really don’t support Microsoft Remote Desktop sessions…at least not without some clever hacks that I don’t really need or care to implement.
So for now, at work remote control of end user systems from iOS devices remains a dream.
So for now, I really don’t have an environment where I can give the newly acquired/released Microsoft Remote Desktop client for iOS devices a shake. Maybe I’ll see if it can get it going with one of the Win7/8 Enterprise IETester virtual machines I have and use for testing at home.
So, if you are curious, here are some links regarding the subject.
- Microsoft Launches Remote Desktop App for Android and iOS - The Next Web
- Microsoft Remote Desktop App For Android & iOS Available For Download - AddictiveTips
- Microsoft quietly announces new Remote Desktop apps for Android and iOS - BetaNews
- Microsoft to launch new remote desktop apps for iOS, Android - ZDNet
And if you want some interesting background, according to Kurt Shintaku, the app came from iTap via HLW Software Development which had been kicking around for a while, and was bought by Microsoft.