After making an announcement of the MS Office for iPad, now it seems that the Redmond company is hot on wheels, set to launch Microsoft Remote Desktop app for Android and iOS. Since it’s an universal application, Remote Desktop Connection Client 2 is pretty compatible with the latest Windows and Mac OS X platforms. The software maker has issued an indirect press release on the state of RDP, noting that it will become available from the iTunes App Store and Google Play Store by the end of this month.
Microsoft could soon be able to make it easier for iOS and OS X device owners to inteface remotely with Windows Servers and Windows 7/8.1 machines. The release states that Mu=icrosoft Remote Desktop will see launch date on iOS, OS X, Android, Windows and Windows RT. The software giant will obviously push the app to the announced app stores later in October 2013.
Although, Microsoft has unholy amount of time to build and release its popular catalog of apps for the major platforms, finally begin to culminate into some kind of action, and also good to see such promises and projections certainly be a sizeable faction of iOS users who will definitely welcome this release with open hands.
The OS X version of the Remote Desktop client will reportedly give all of the functionality that a user would expect from a desktop app, but cannot be said of Apple’s and Google’s mobile platforms with “seamless windows” interaction and “application portals.” Notably bereft of apps from one of its major competitors. While its Windows platform has struggled to gain market share in the mobile segment, as well as in the cloud, however we should see the likes of Office for ipad and Remote Desktop for all documentations of iOS and Android devices in the not so distant future.
The touch-optimized version of Office is in the works for Apple’s iPad. In its official press statement, Microsoft noted that:
“With Windows Server 2012 R2 Microsoft is introducing the Microsoft Remote Desktop app, available for download in application stores later this month, to provide easy access to PCs and virtual desktops on a variety of devices and platforms, including Windows, Windows RT, iOS, OS X and Android.”
Now you’ll get it, Remote Desktop for iOS app, Android is (almost) finally here, and we’ll be happy to give you some accurate information once it does make its way to App and Play Store. Stay tuned! (Source: Microsoft)