This week I presented a session on Microsoft Azure RemoteApp at BriForum 2015 in London together with fellow RDS MVP Benny Tritsch. (drtritsch.com).
The title of our session: Unfolding the Azure RemoteApp magic!
We started our session with a quick introduction into Azure RemoteApp and RemoteApp (or RAIL) technology in general. We then covered the 2 deployment types, Cloud and Hybrid in which we discussed the options, the differences and performed a live demo of the admin experience using the Azure Portal. After that we drilled down into the client experience on the various platforms.
Next was Licensing & Costs in which we covered the various licensing models, service plans and corresponding SLA. After that we shared some results of the Azure RemoteApp Benchmarking whitepaper. The final topic was Tips, Tricks & Caveats in which we shared many of our experiences, best practices & caveats with Azure RemoteApp.
We closed the session with a demo of the new Azure RemoteApp Client that Microsoft is working on. This client is not available yet, however as RDS MVP’s we’ve received an early beta of the client to start testing and we RDS product team allowed us to demo the new client on stage! This new clients allows you to pin Azure RemoteApps to you local StartScreen or Start menu!
The session was very well received and we received great feedback and interesting questions. Thanks to everyone who attended the session and thanks to TechTarget & BriForum for having us, we had a great time!