Microsoft just debuted a new solution, that will make the lives of people working remotely easier. It’s a web client for Remote Desktop tasks. Usually one would have to install special software in order to access files and apps remotely, but that’s no longer the case.

Then also remember that you can use screen monitoring software if you have employees working from home (as so many are now) so that helps a great deal in managing your staff.

The public preview of the Remote Desktop web client was announced this week and it’s in sort of a beta, meaning that feedback is vital and bugs may appear. The solution lets you access virtualized apps and desktops from within the browser, with Microsoft Edge being obviously the recommended solution. It all happens without the need to install a local Remote Desktop client.

It also avoids maintenance costs, installation and all that jazz. You can access files and interact with them from anywhere, including libraries, other people’s PCs and wherever, without worrying you have to install Team Viewer software. Apps and desktops published from a Remote Desktop Services deployment can thus be accessed and you can copy text to and from the session using CTRL+C and CTRL+V, as well as print to a PDF files.

Microsoft will activate more features in the future, based on feedback from users. I’m not sure how secure this thing is, so I may have to look into it. You are needed to have something like Windows 7 SP1 or latter or Windows Server 2008R2 or later. Windows 10 is recommended though. All the details about setting up the Remote Desktop web client are available here.