Yesterday Microsoft announced that Azure RemoteApp would be generally available from Thursday 11th December.
Anyone who reads this blog will know that I rate this service very highly indeed. The ability to run Windows applications from any platform without having to run the infrastructure on your own premises is of huge benefit. But when you add to that the ability to upload your own images containing line of Business applications and authenticate against your on-premises Active Directory or run the application in the cloud and store the data in your own data centre, it just about ticks ALL the boxes for me.
The blog post here announces both the date and the pricing details for the service. I have already posted about the technical aspects and the benefits to be gained. Now that the pricing has been released I am even more excited at the prospect of this becoming a major Azure service for all sizes of customer.
The Azure RemoteApp service will be available on standard pay as you go terms from 11th December and also as part of Volume Licensing from February 1st 2015.
The pricing page can be found here.
So from next Thursday you can reliably, in a scalable manner run any application that will run on Windows Server 2012 R2 from iOS, Android, Windows RT, Mac OSx. You can run them from Azure Active Directory or link to your own on-premises Active-Directory.
Secure, Scalable, Solutions.
what an early Christmas Present that is!