Microsoft Expands Windows Support to iOS, iPadOS, and macOS with New Remote Desktop App
Technological advancements make our lives easier and help us in our daily tasks. However, if you don't use the right products, the situation can sometimes be the opposite. Being in an ecosystem and using devices that communicate with each other is great. However, if you step outside of that ecosystem, things can get a little messy. If you've ever used a Windows PC and an iPhone together, you'll understand what I mean. But Microsoft aims to solve this problem with its new Windows app for iPhones, iPads, Macs and PCs. Here are the details…
Microsoft's new Windows app unveiled
Microsoft has developed a new Windows app for iOS, iPadOS, macOS, Windows and web browsers. This application essentially replaces the previous Windows 365 and serves as a central hub used to view Windows from a remote computer. However, the preview version is currently not available on Android.
As a result, users can access, control and use their remote devices even when they are not constantly at their computer. Establishing communication between Windows and iPhone has, so far, been a literal pain. However, this has somewhat reduced the access problem between the two devices. At least now, you don't have to go through the hassle of trying to access photos and files on your computer.
At the moment, it looks like the app is limited to Microsoft business accounts, but there are signs that it will eventually be available to consumers. The application comes with a range of features including multi-monitor support, custom screen resolution, dynamic screen resolution and scaling, and support for devices such as webcams, audio, storage devices and printers redirection.
Microsoft has had remote connection apps for computers for many years, but the introduction of a dedicated "Windows app" is a unique development, possibly signaling that Microsoft's broader goal of fully transitioning Windows to the cloud is still a work in progress.