Azure RemoteApp brings the functionality of the on-premises Microsoft RemoteApp program, backed by Remote Desktop Services, to Azure. Azure RemoteApp helps you provide secure, remote access to applications from many different user devices. Azure RemoteApp basically hosts non-persistent Terminal Server sessions in the cloud, and you get to use them and share them with your users.
With Azure RemoteApp you can share apps and resources with users on almost any device. We host your apps in the cloud, meaning we take care of the hardware and scaling to meet user demands. All you have to do is upload the apps you want to share, and then get your users to use those apps. Users get to keep their own devices, while you manage everything through the Azure portal. You even have the option of using your corporate credentials, letting you ensure the security of apps and data.
Azure RemoteApp is part of the Microsoft Virtual Desktop Infrastructure.
Azure RemoteApp collections
There are two kinds of Azure RemoteApp collections:
- A cloud collection is hosted in and stores data for programs in the cloud. Users can access apps by logging in with their Microsoft account or corporate credentials synchronized or federated with Azure Active Directory.Choose a cloud collection when the application you want to share does not require a connection to any resource your company’s private network (for example, through a VPN device). If the application uses resources on the Internet, OneDrive, or Azure, a cloud collection will work for you. It’s also the quickest to create.
- A hybrid collection is hosted in and stores data in the Azure cloud but also lets users access data and resources stored on your local network. Users can access apps by logging in with their corporate credentials synchronized or federated with Azure Active Directory.Choose a hybrid collection if you require a connection to resources on your company’s private network. For example, if the application needs access to one of the following:
- File servers located on your intranet
- Databases behind a firewall
App delivery from the cloud. No hassle.
Deliver apps from the cloud, cost-effectively
Take advantage of inherent cloud agility with a cost-effective, cloud platform to deliver your Windows apps. Meet the dynamic needs of your business without getting overwhelmed by expensive costs on-premises. With per-user, per-month pricing, your costs are always predictable—even when the demands of your business change.
Simplify your iinfrastructure
Your app. Our cloud. That means no hassles. We take care of the hardware and scaling for you so that you can easily meet the dynamic needs of your business. There’s no need to invest money and time maintaining and upgrading your on-premises servers. Just upload your apps and then manage them from the Azure portal.
Centralize your apps, help secure your data
Centralize and secure your data on the trusted and protected Azure platform. Apps and data stay in the cloud, helping to reduce the risk of information loss from lost and stolen devices. Designed for fault tolerance, it’s the platform that leading governments, financial services organizations, and companies around the world rely on. So can you. Plus, software updates are quicker as they only need to be updated in Azure.
Run Windows apps anywhere
RemoteApp helps employees stay productive anywhere, and on a variety of devices—Windows, Mac OS X, iOS, or Android. Your company’s applications run on Windows Server in the Azure cloud, where they’re easier to scale and update. Employees simply install Remote Desktop clients on their Internet-connected PC, Mac, tablet, or phone and then access applications as if they were running locally.