Windows apps can securely run on your Chromebook, thanks to Cameyo

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What you need to know

  • Cameyo is now a Chrome Enterprise Recommended solution, which means that it has been optimized for Chrome OS.
  • With Cameyo, it's possible to access full desktop applications, including legacy Windows apps, through a Chromebook or the web.
  • Google recently launched a tool to convert older Windows PCs into Chrome OS Flex devices.

Cameyo is a Virtual Application Delivery (VAD) platform that allows people to access Windows apps from devices running Chrome OS and through the web. Today, the company announced that Cameyo has been named a Chrome Enterprise Recommended solution, meaning it has been optimized for Chrome OS and that it meets a set of performance standards.

While some organizations rely on complete virtual desktop solutions, others prefer to provide access to specific apps. Cameyo allows people to access legacy Windows applications and internal web apps on the best Chromebooks and through a browser. In addition to providing a path to access Windows apps on non-Windows hardware, Cameyo also provides security benefits. The platform has built-in support for HTTPS, single sign-on, and separation of applications from a device's operating system.

"Cameyo is helping businesses with Chrome OS remove roadblocks to accessing Windows apps and enabling enterprises with secure access to all the business-critical apps they need in a cloud desktop," said Senior Analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group Mark Bowker. "Cameyo being certified as a Chrome Enterprise Recommended partner establishes Chrome OS and Cameyo as a strong joint solution for organizations that want to deliver secure cloud desktops without the burden of managing Windows desktops."

For those unfamiliar with Cameyo, the company has a quick demo of the service:

The main benefit of Cameyo is that it allows people to access full desktop applications through a browser, including devices running Chrome OS or Chrome OS Flex. In related news, Google recently rolled out a tool for converting older Windows PCs to run Chrome OS Flex.

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