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. Add Linux support

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

    1,257 votes
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      under review  ·  39 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.

      929 votes
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        planned  ·  38 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Need Full desktop access

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

        666 votes
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          18 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 ability to update App's without having to upload new image

          After uploading the image, I should be able to update the application over time based on our SDLC without having to update the server image which requires a lengthy upload.

          561 votes
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            under review  ·  21 comments  ·  Issue  ·  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.

            429 votes
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              under review  ·  19 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 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.

              414 votes
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                planned  ·  31 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Provide a way to enable in the Azure portal redirection for USB, drive mapping, and serial port

                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

                382 votes
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                  19 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 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.

                  352 votes
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                    under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • RemoteApps available in O365 app launcher under myapps.microsoft.com

                    It would be nice to link Azure RemoteApp directly into myapps.microsoft.com so that the end user can get an even better experience with Office365 along with the power that Azure delivers.

                    305 votes
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                      under review  ·  13 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                        under review  ·  20 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 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.

                        228 votes
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                          under review  ·  18 comments  ·  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.

                          210 votes
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                            under review  ·  4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 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.

                            189 votes
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                              under review  ·  9 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Allow use with "Office 365 Business" not just Enterprise plans

                              While at TechEd Europe and with further emails with the product team I have learnt that to use Office with Azure RemoteApp once out of preview the customer will need to be licenced for Office through an Office 365 Enterprise subscription. This is as Office 365 Business, which is for under 300 users does not support "shared computer activation".

                              Azure RemoteApp is a great technology, especially for small and medium enterprise, with under 300 users, where they haven't the infrastructure to run RemoteApp on premise. It's an easy sell and good stepping stone to further Azure infrastructure investment, such as…

                              188 votes
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                                under review  ·  7 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Allow adding users to multiple Azure RemoteApp collections

                                I created a remote app collection based on a custom image and a second one based on one of the templates. I get a message "user already assigned to collection 1" if I try to grant them access to the second collection. Is there a reason for this limitation? Or another way to grant someone access to multiple collections?

                                145 votes
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                                  12 comments  ·  Issue  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                  Per our roadmap we will be releasing the ability to have per app publishing in early 2016 which will allow admins to target selected apps to selected users. If this doesn’t solve your needs for whatever reason we can allow assigning users to multiple collections, email remoteappforum@microsoft.com and or open an Azure Support ticket with your azure subscription ID making the request.

                                  Note: a user will be charged for every collection they are assigned to, therefore if using a standard billing plan and user is assigned to three collections they will be charged $30 base cost ($10*3 collections = $30).

                                  Eric Orman [MSFT]

                                • Enforce Azure MFA on every launch

                                  It's great that I am able to enforce MFA authentication on the first login of the Azure RemoteApp client. However after the first launch, the credentials is cached on that box, which means the security of the site is dependent on the local box security. I have validated leaving the box checked or unchecked never reprompts the user to validate the second factor -- call, app, text, etc.

                                  133 votes
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                                    under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Allow attaching of data disk

                                    Allow attaching of a data disk upon provisioning RemoteAPP for programs that require a centralized database or for users to share files in a central location. This would save us from having to setup a VNET connected to a separate VM or SQL server just to store data.

                                    This way when the OS is updated with a new image, the any information stored on the data disk won't be affected similar to the user profiles. This is important for cloud only deployments.

                                    125 votes
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                                      under review  ·  5 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • [RemoteIE] can not input Chinese into IE

                                      can not input Chinese into IE

                                      124 votes
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                                        under review  ·  6 comments  ·  RemoteIE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Allow multiple AD domains to be associated with Azure RemoteApp

                                        Today you can only use your own Windows Azure Active directory to login and Microsoft account, but it will good if you could use Windows Azure Active Directory from other tenants.

                                        112 votes
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                                          5 comments  ·  Issue  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                          Correct, only one Active Directory domain can be associated with your Azure RemoteApp subscription. It would be very nice to allow multiple domains per your suggestion.

                                          You can see and change which one is associated by navigating in the Azure portal to Settings node, then Subscriptions tab and compare with the RemoteApp tab.

                                          Eric Orman [MSFT]

                                        • Client deployment - Provide an MSI package to allow offline installation

                                          Hi there
                                          could be great to provide an MSI package to allow client deployment through SCCM - even if this is only to launch the web dep on first launch

                                          109 votes
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