In this video I provide a quick introduction to Microsoft Azure Remote App. RemoteApp combines Windows application experience with powerful Remote Desktop Services to bring scale, agility, and global access to business applications while safeguarding sensitive company resources. Applications run on a Windows Server in the Azure Cloud making it easier to share apps and resources on almost any device
- [Voiceover] Let me start the course with an introduction to Microsoft Azure RemoteApp. Microsoft Azure is a cloud-based computing platform and infrastructure created by Microsoft for building, deploying and managing applications and services through a global network of Microsoft managed data centers. Microsoft RemoteApp services uses this Azure platform to deliver applications accessed remotely through remote desktop services as if they were running on the end-user's local computer.
So instead of being presented to the user in the desktop of the remote desktop session host, or RD session host server, the RemoteApp program is integrated with the client's desktop. So in this video, I'll provide a quick introduction to Microsoft Azure RemoteApp. RemoteApp combines Windows applications experience with powerful remote desktop services to bring scale, agility and global access to the business applications while safeguarding sensitive company resources.
Applications run on a Windows server in the Azure cloud making it easier to share apps and resources on almost any device. RemoteApp simplifies the process of publishing and sharing apps across a range of devices, such as tablets, desktops, laptops and phones, eliminating the need for complex infrastructure or complex software configurations. Users see only the applications they have access to using an updated version of the remote desktop app, downloaded from the appropriate app store.
So for example, here, we can click on the download clients and you can get a sense that there are remote app clients for Windows, Apple IOS, Google Android or Mac OS 10. Notice that if you click on any of these downloads, you're gonna get an application that will download to your desktop. You can run that application to then launch the app that will then host those applications on your particular device.
Users simply need an updated version of Microsoft's Remote Desktop Tool and either an Azure Active Directory or a Microsoft account. Apps are delivered using Microsoft's RDP and Remote FX protocols. Now, users I should point out, will experience some latency, as I will demonstrate later in the course, using some Office applications. So you'll definitely want to publish your servers in an Azure zone near your users. Remember this is a global network of computers, so you can kinda choose which servers you want to use.
You'll want to use the servers that are closest to your geographic area. In this course, I'll demonstrate a pure cloud deployment but Microsoft does provide the option of using what they call a hybrid deployment model, where published apps get access to services and data running in an on-premises data center over a VPN connection to Azure. You'll be able to use this to deliver line of business and custom apps such as RemoteApps, as well as keeping key data in your servers for better security and control.
In summary, Microsoft Azure RemoteApp service is a new way of solving some very familiar problems including: how to use desktop software without a desktop in front of you, how to use an application across multiple devices in multiple locations, and how to centralize and protect your company resources.
Note: This course maps to the "Manage apps" domain of the Configure Windows Devices exam 70-697.
- Deploying via Azure RemoteApp
- Setting up cloud, cloud + VNet and hybrid collections
- Publishing RemoteApp apps
- Understanding real-world uses for RemoteApp
- Deploying and managing mobile apps with Intune
- Deploying virtual machines with Hyper-V