Microsoft Remote Desktop for Windows Phone adds ability to pin apps to Start screen

Microsoft has just pushed out an update for the Remote Desktop Preview app on Windows Phone. This app launched in late April 2014 and allows you to to connect to a remote PC using your Windows Phone. Since that first release, we've seen a handful of updates to the app which have provided increased functionality. Today's update to Microsoft Remote Desktop Preview on Windows Phone is notable for allowing you to pin apps to the Start screen.

Microsoft Remote Desktop Preview version 8.1.7

  • Pinning apps to the Start screen
  • Background refresh and notifications

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We're sure a number of you will be excited for today's update, especially the ability to jump straight to a desktop app by pinning it to your Start screen. This is an improvement made to Azure RemoteApp within Remote Desktop Preview for Windows Phone. As you'll recall, Azure RemoteApp support was added to Remote Desktop Preview last month in an update.

Any app available to you on Azure RemoteApp can be pinned to your Start screen. Once pinned, you can launch the app from your Start screen with a single tap.

Today's update also introduces background refresh and notifications. The list of apps available to you will be automatically synced while you're using Remote Desktop Preview on Windows Phone. New invitations will also show up to you as a notification on Windows Phone.

This is the last update for Microsoft Remote Desktop Preview on Windows Phone for 2014. We're not seeing the update live just yet in the Windows Phone Store, but keep your eyes open for when it does. Once you do get the update, let us know what you think of the additions! And still waiting for Remote Desktop Gateway and Remote Resources support? You'll have to wait until early next year as the team is putting the final touches on these features.

Source: Microsoft Via: @maryjofoley

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Sam Sabri