Azure Remote Apps for Office365 users

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Microsoft Azure RemoteApp delivers your Windows applications from the Azure cloud. It brings the Azure cloud benefits of scale, agility and global access to corporate applications.

Azure RemoteApp scales up or down without expensive capital expenditure or management complexity to meet the dynamic needs of your business. The pricing model of the service is designed with the same flexibility:

  • Azure RemoteApp is priced per user and is billed on a monthly basis.
  • The service is offered in two tiers: Basic and Standard. Basic is designed for lighter weight applications (e.g. for task workers). Standard is designed for information workers to run productivity applications.
  • Pricing: Each service has a starting price per user that includes 40 hours of service per user. Thereafter, a per hour charge is applied for each user hour up to a capped price per user. You will not pay for any additional usage beyond the capped price in a given month.
Run Windows applications anywhere

Azure RemoteApp helps employees stay productive anywhere, and on a variety of devices – Windows, Mac OS X, iOS, or Android. Your company’s applications run on Windows Server in the Azure cloud, where they’re easier to scale and update. Employees install Microsoft Remote Desktop clients on their Internet-connected laptop, tablet, or phone—and can then access applications as if they were running locally.

There are two kinds of RemoteApp collections:

  • A cloud collection is hosted in and stores all data for programs in the Azure cloud. Users can access apps by logging in with their Microsoft account or corporate credentials synchronized or federated with Azure Active Directory.
  • A hybrid collection is hosted in and stores data in the Azure cloud but also lets users access data and resources stored on your local network. Users can access apps by logging in with their corporate credentials synchronized or federated with Azure Active Directory.

Have questions about Azure RemoteApp? Check out our FAQ.

Azure RemoteApp is part of the Microsoft Virtual Desktop Infrastructure.

How to do?

To create Azure app, login to your Azure portal (manage.windowsazure.com) and then

  • Select the REMOTE APP
  • Click New from the bottom of the page and enter the following

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Once you click save, the remote apps instance will appear in the Azure dashboard. From there, you have to assign the Office 365 users by clicking the arrow like below

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Once you click, you will get another window where you click the “User Access” and enter the username@company.name from Office 365 account. It automatically verify and insert it to the list.

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Published apps can be viewed by clicking the “Publishing” button.

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  • Once you publish it, you are good to go to use the same apps either from Windows or Mac apps.
  • First you need to download the Remote apps software. Click here to download
  • Once you install it, do the following and activate the app by sign in with your office 365 account.

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Enter the office 365 user details

 

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Select the below option

 

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Your remote published apps are loaded. Now you select the apps and work.

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When you select the apps from the above list, then it starts connecting to the server apps and will ask you to register with the apps using the office365 account. (This is a once time sign-in for activating the software. Make sure that you check “remember sign-in”)

 

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Hippeeee…. you are now woking with Microsoft Visio on any platform (Mac, Windows, Android etc…)

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How to save the document from Remote Apps?

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When you click “Save As”  you get the above option. Always make sure to save it on your Ondrive account, either business or personnel, which will be easy to sync everywhere.

Hope you got some help from this blog. I try to make it simple and easy so that others won’t get into problems. Don’t forget to comment my work and rate it. Thats the only thing i’m asking in return.

Enjoy!!

 

 

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