You are not limited anymore on your on-premises storage. You can use as much space you need when you are using Azure RemoteApp.
The hardware limitation generated by your infrastructure is removed. You can use as many resources you need.
From any point of the glob users can connect to RemoteApp over Azure infrastructure over a secure and reliable channel.
Users can connect to RemoteApp using any operating system from Windows to iOS to Mac OS and Android.
Allow users to use resources that are hosted on Azure and on-premises backend. In this way you can store resources and data in different locations, based on you needs.
For this kind of connection you will need a Virtual Network between Azure infrastructure and on-premises backend.
All the programs and data related to this programs are hosted on Azure.
Office 365 ProPlus or Office 2013 Preinstalled
Office is preinstalled and ready to be used by all Azure RemoteApp users.
On-premises Active Directory integration
Azure RemoteApp can be integrated with your own AD. In this way users can be managed very easily.
Custom Template Image
If you need custom RemoteApp installed you need to create a custom template image. This can be used to support custom LoB (Line of Business) applications.
Almost all applications that are working with on-premises version of RemoteApp will work with Azure RemoteApp.
All peripheral devices like USB, printers or clipboard sharing are supported when you are using Azure Remote App.
In this moment there are two authentication methods supported using Microsoft Accounts and Azure Active Directory.
You should be aware that not all versions of Windows Embedded are supported. The fallowing versions of Windows Embedded are supported:
- Windows Embedded Standard 7 SP1
- Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry
- Windows Embedded POSReady7
- Windows Embedded Thin PC
The only limitations that I can see in this moment is related to Hybrid Collections that requires a Virtual Networked Connection between Azure and your on-premises systems.
Applicable Use Cases
Below you can find some uses when I would use Azure Remote App.
Remote access to application
I would use Azure Remote App when uses need access to different application remotely.
When users needs to access LoB application that are complicated to configure.
Multiple versions of programs
Having on the same machine multiple versions of a program can create a lot of issues. Using Azure Remote App this problem can be very easily mitigated.
When your company have users that don’t have their own workspaces, Azure RemoteApp can help users to have their own workspaces with all application that are needed.
Remote Desktop Protocol supported
The standard Remote Desktop Protocol is supported by Azure Remote App.
Pros and Cons
- No hardware dependencies
- Supports on-premises Active Directory integration
When you calculate the costs of Azure RemoteApp you need to take into account the following:
- Type of applications you will run
- Storage size (per user)
- Number of hours