1. trwrt's Avatar
    10-09-2013 02:30 AM
  2. LMZR's Avatar
    So?
    10-09-2013 03:20 AM
  3. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    So?
    I think their point is that they seem to keep shooting themselves in the foot by releasing options for competing platforms but don't even provide the same service for WP8.

    If they want WP8 to succeed they should at least make it a worthy platform for enterprise. Currently it's being overlooked by many due to it's limitations and lack of strict policy adherence. They should be positioning itself as the BB replacement.
    LMZR, Doffen, xandros9 and 2 others like this.
    10-09-2013 03:41 AM
  4. alllies's Avatar
    They don't have RT & Pro..why would you want to perform a remote control from a small display if you can comfortably do it on a Tablet?
    10-09-2013 04:05 AM
  5. LMZR's Avatar
    I think their point is that they seem to keep shooting themselves in the foot by releasing options for competing platforms but don't even provide the same service for WP8.

    If they want WP8 to succeed they should at least make it a worthy platform for enterprise. Currently it's being overlooked by many due to it's limitations and lack of strict policy adherence. They should be positioning itself as the BB replacement.
    I do agree with you, i was meant to delete that post because i had nothing constructive to say. But, i still think they'll release it for WP8 eventually.

    Although, there could be a possibility that they're waiting until 8.1 and may put the Remote Desktop for WP8 then.
    10-09-2013 04:33 AM
  6. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    I do agree with you, i was meant to delete that post because i had nothing constructive to say. But, i still think they'll release it for WP8 eventually.

    Although, there could be a possibility that they're waiting until 8.1 and may put the Remote Desktop for WP8 then.
    It's possible that it could be built into the OS. That would make things interesting. WP can be an extension of the desktop.

    It's one of the those question marks around what MS has planned.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    10-09-2013 04:37 AM
  7. Grimlock's Avatar
    I was very disappointed to read that article (assuming it turns out to be true). I understand that Microsoft has more users on IOS and Android but this would be shameful.

    This wouldn't be a problem if MS had actual unity between WP8 and RT.
    10-09-2013 10:52 AM
  8. wapoz's Avatar
    I think the entire tech press is getting this wrong. It sounds like the Remote desktop app is for tablet OS's (windows 8, win RT, and ipads/android tablets) only. Further in the same press release at the bottom it discusses another type of app (Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013) and mentions WP8 specifically in addition it iPhone and android phones as well as:

    "Devices include Windows 8 tablets and iPad tablets with Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013; Windows Phone 8, iPhone and Android phone shortly following the release of Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013."
    10-09-2013 10:58 AM
  9. fwaits's Avatar
    I have a feeling this will get resolved in 8.1, I suspect the core services required aren't in WP8 yet.
    10-10-2013 07:32 PM
  10. FearL0rd's Avatar
    They just need to sit and make the app.

    There are others RDP apps there in the market.

    They need to fix this soon if they want to get business market with WP
    10-10-2013 08:11 PM
  11. anony_mouse's Avatar
    Well, MS also have to sell servers. In fact, servers are a much larger business for MS than phones are.

    In the past, MS have done very well by supporting only their own platforms (and perhaps another non-threatening platform such as MacOS). That's why MS Office has never appeared for Linux. But the situation on mobile is different. If they limit themselves to supporting only Windows Phone, they may lose sales of servers. Of course, by supporting iOS and Android, they lose a strategic opportunity to promote WP by tying popular products to it, but in the bigger picture and in the interests of their shareholders, this seems like the right move.

    Having said that, I am surprised that MS are not supporting this on WP yet.
    WanderingTraveler likes this.
    10-18-2013 08:55 AM
  12. HeyCori's Avatar
    Just as an update, there's a reason why it was easier for MS to develop for iOS and Android first. MS was bumming software from another company.

    Yes, Microsoft is working on a Remote Desktop app for Windows Phone

    Microsoft got a head start on developing for Android and iOS by acquiring technology from HLW Software, which produced Remote Desktop equivalents until this month; there's no such luxury for Windows Phone.
    10-19-2013 11:11 AM

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