Microsoft confirms Remote Desktop Universal app with Continuum is coming soon

For those using Continuum and who work from home or in the office, you'll be pleased to know that the Remote Desktop Universal app is not only happening but will be released soon as a Technical Preview. This follows up on the Remote Desktop preview, which is available now for PC (but not mobile).

The news came from the Microsoft Community forums where Jason[MS], a forum moderator, posted the info when asking about Continuum and what users want.

"We've heard a lot of buzz around being able to connect to a remote desktop from Continuum for phone. We are excited to share that the Remote Desktop Universal Windows Platform (UWP) app will be released very soon in Technical Preview."

While there is no firm date yet to reveal, just knowing that the app is coming soon should be enough to keep those who use Windows Phone and Continuum happy.

Currently, there is a preview of the Remote Desktop app but it is only for PC and cannot be used for phone and Continuum. That app can be found below.

Download Microsoft Remote Desktop Preview for Windows 10 PC

Windows Central will, of course, let you know when the mobile and Continuum ready version happens.

Source: Microsoft forums

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