Microsoft launches Remote Desktop app for Android

Microsoft has announced the release of Remote Desktop app for Android users. This app will allow users to access their Windows-powered computers on the go wherever they need it. The app can be downloaded for free from Microsoft Remote Desktop

Here is the feature list for the Microsoft Remote Desktop Android app

  • Access to remote resources through your Remote Desktop Gateway
  • Rich multi-touch experience with remote desktop protocol (RDP) and RemoteFX supporting Windows gestures
  • Secure connection to your data and applications with breakthrough Network Layer Authentication (NLA) technology
  • Simple management of all remote connections from the connection center
  • High quality video and sound streaming with improved compression and bandwidth usage

To use this app, you will need the Windows PC that you want to access with working internet connection and enabled remote desktop host feature, which is not available in basic variants of Windows. You can read more about setting remote desktop up at this link.


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