There have been numerous improvements regarding the way end-users experience RemoteApps in Windows Server 8. In this blog post, I’ll discuss some of the improvements that might at first seem very small but will definitely help end users to adopt Remote Apps even more.
With Windows 7, new features were introduced, such as grouping of applications, pinning, tabbed windows, overlay icons etc. However, RemoteApps didn’t allow full compatibility with these newly introduced features. Windows Server 8 (Beta) crosses the bridge and has the capability to allow compatibility with these features!
Users can now also pin RemoteApp applications to the client taskbar just like they were locally installed applications.
Users can now easily spot the difference between RemoteApps and workspaces by a unique icon. This identifier is in the form of an icon overlay in the form of the Remote Desktop logo.
Users can now see a change in the status of an application as icon overlays is now also supported for Remote Apps.
And users can now also see the difference between multiple instances of an application by being able to see tabs in the RemoteApp preview.
It's good to see that these features made it to the Windows Server 8 (Beta) release, it definitely makes Remote Apps more user-friendly!