Azure RemoteApp

Azure RemoteApp combines Windows applications with Remote Desktop on Azure to give users access to corporate applications from anywhere on any device, ability to respond quickly to business needs with no capital expenditure, and centralize and protect corporate applications.

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  1. Apps should be launchable from a desktop shortcut

    I shouldn't need to have a visible client running (what benefit does it give me?). A user should be able to login -> start -> excel -> launch and not even realize that it launched from a remote server.

    264 votes
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      under review  ·  8 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Need Full desktop access

      I want to connect full desktop with admin mode to install another language packs.

      157 votes
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        11 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        Hello,
        You recently provided feedback on Azure RemoteApp and specifically asked for ‘Need full desktop access’. We are investigating this feature and have a few follow up questions. If you can take the following very short survey to answer some of the questions, that will be very useful and help us build the feature in manner that addresses your needs

        Survey link is: http://www.instant.ly/s/wpjS8

        Thank you, Azure RemoteApp team

      • Allow creation of custom Hybrid image completely within the cloud using Azure IaaS as template

        Although it seems that a custom image can be uploaded by PowerShell, I hope that the image which carried out provisioning by Azure VM can be used now as a remoteapp template.If it is made, it is not necessary to apply for a long time and to upload.

        152 votes
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          14 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          This is sort of possible today, you can download the Azure IaaS VM, make necessary customizations then upload the customized image to Azure RemoteApp service to be used with the hybrid deployment method.

          What I think you want is the ability to prepare a hybrid image completely within the cloud? Is my understanding correct?

        • Automatically log onto SkyDrive/OneDrive

          It would be nice for onedrive to be "just available" if you log into RemoteApp with the right credentials. (Or OneDrive for Business if that is available). It is clunky having to sign in twice.

          I personally prefer just having unified documents folder whether you log in with RemoteApp/Office365/Windows 8.1 or Windows Phone.

          106 votes
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          • Allow local drive redirection (drive mapping) for Cloud deployment

            As you know, when we user RDP to connect to a computer. There is a setting allows us to add local hard disk to remote computer. So the remote app should have this feature

            88 votes
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            • Existing Virtual Network does not appear when trying to link a RemoteApp Virtual Network

              I am testing the Azure RemoteApp. I created a new RemoteApp and am trying to link my existing Virtual Network to it. But it doesn't appear in the list of existing Virtual Networks. Can someone help?

              83 votes
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                planned  ·  12 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add and enable GPU support

                Needs to be able to run GPU intensive applications such as ArcGIS, MatLab, and Autodesk.

                68 votes
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                  under review  ·  4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Allow the ability to publish specific Apps to specific Users

                  Give administrators the ability to customize a list of RemoteApp programs specific to each user or group.

                  66 votes
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                  • Add Linux support

                    Subject says it all. It is the only platform missing.

                    63 votes
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                      under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • OpenGL® Hardware Accelaration Support

                      I would like to see OpenGL® hardware acceleration support in Azure® RemoteApp™. Currently, only OpenGL 1.1 (software emulation) is supported in Microsoft® Server® 2012 R2 VMs which excludes all applications requiring hardware accelerated OpenGL® (e.g. http://www.binary-space.com/satellitetracking/News/SpaceTraveller.wmv ).

                      Thanks for considering this idea.

                      50 votes
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                      • Windows Phone support

                        I hope this will be in a future update.

                        49 votes
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                          planned  ·  3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Allow RemoteApps to access other Azure resources such as VMs - e.g. connect Excel datasource to a SQL Server running on Azure VM

                          Allow RemoteApps to access other Azure resources such as VMs - e.g. connect Excel datasource to a SQL Server running on Azure VM

                          44 votes
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                          • Add Visual Studio to cloud gallery image for Azure RemoteApp

                            To support the 'Mobile First', 'Cloud First' vision, support to run the Visual Studio client IDE to run to develop Modern/mobile apps, in the public Azure Cloud. Specifically for mobile developers targeting multiple platforms. Visual Studio (client) as Azure RemoteApp to go with the Visual Studio Online services would be a great option. This will free the developer of end-point device OS hassles.

                            43 votes
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                              under review  ·  6 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • 40 votes
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                              • 36 votes
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                                • Ability to create File Type Associations

                                  It should be possible to create File Type Associations on managed devices in order to double click on a local (or Onedrive) document and have Word (RemoteApp) launched, not the local installation of Word.

                                  35 votes
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                                  • Intergrate with office 365 (sharepoint, wordonline)

                                    Intergrate with office 365 (sharepoint, wordonline)

                                    33 votes
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                                    • We want an HTML5 Azure RemoteApp client to support devices that do not have native applications available.

                                      We want an HTML5 Azure RemoteApp client to support devices that do not have native applications available.

                                      32 votes
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                                      • Call it CloudApps

                                        To me it is easier to sell someone the idea of a cloud app. When you say "remote" they are already thinking remote desktop and it gets lost in past experiences with RDP.

                                        32 votes
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                                        • RemoteApp Audit Logging for Security, Compliance and Diagnostics

                                          Ability for SysAdmins and Auditors to log user access to RemoteApp sessions, Inc.. Date, Time, IP Address, Computer Name, App Accessed, Session Log-In/Out, etc.

                                          27 votes
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