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Within the month of January 2016, we released the following new features and capabilities for Azure RemoteApp:

  • Gallery images were updated with latest Windows updates including updating the SQL native driver and Excel add-ons (Power Query, Master Data Services) on the Office 365 platform image.
  • iOS client was updated to version 8.1.17 which included a fix to improve the session resolution on iPad Pro devices.
  • Mac client was updated to version 8.0.26 early January. An issue got fixed where the Windows log-in screen was displayed instead of a credential prompt during Azure RemoteApp sign-in.
  • We are soliciting volunteers to participate in our new Azure portal private preview, submit your nomination request.
  • Quick links for previous monthly updates for March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December for Azure RemoteApp.

The following documentation was released and updated

Events: 

  • Microsoft Ignite Roadshow is a 12 city worldwide tour that started in November and we’ll be there speaking on Azure RemoteApp, since the May 2015 Chicago Ignite event was such an overall success Microsoft decided to take it on the road as a roadshow in 12 cities, remaining locations are: Singapore, Sao Paulo, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Dubai, Bangalore, London, Copenhagen, and Hong Kong.  Check here for dates and further information.
  • Meet the Product Group, if you or your organization would like an in-person meeting with us at any of the locations mentioned above let us know so we can coordinate logistics.  Email us at remoteappforum@microsoft.com with “Customer meeting request:  <name of organization>” in the email title along meeting discussion topics.

Case Studies

Arecon Data is Pumping data through the cloud to help pump oil out of the ground using Azure RemoteApp.  Customers access Oil Country OS as if it was running locally. “In this industry, field workers often have very limited bandwidth. Azure makes it easy just to push data back and forth as needed” says the customer.

BreedIT is Revolutionizing the way plant breeders and researchers plan, manage, and analyze breeding programs, learn how they use Azure RemoteApp along with Azure SQL to ensure customers have complete information segregation and confidential storage of proprietary data according to the highest and stringent security procedures. “We originally ran iBreedIT as a cloud solution using Amazon, but we had to do a lot of the configuration and maintenance ourselves to get the same quality of service, scalability, and backup that we get with Azure,” explains Yahali Sherman, CTO at BreedIT.

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Thank you from the entire Remote Desktop (Azure RemoteApp) team!