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What is Azure RemoteApp and how it is used?

By: Netreo
October 14, 2015

What is Azure RemoteApp?

Azure RemoteApp, a cornerstone of Microsoft’s Azure Cloud Infrastructure, stands out as an innovative service that facilitates seamless remote access to applications.

Azure Cloud Platform actively enhances user experience. It provides a secure, flexible, and efficient way to manage applications across different platforms. This service aims to improve the overall user experience. It offers a safe and effective method for handling applications.

Azure RemoteApp combines the power of Azure Cloud Platform with the flexibility of cloud services. This allows users to access Windows apps from the cloud on any device, from high-end to basic, without losing performance. A good choice for companies wanting their apps to work on different devices with a consistent user experience.


  1. Seamless Integration with Existing Workflows
  2. Personalization and Scalability
  3. Cost-Effectiveness
  4. Enhanced Security Features

Azure RemoteApp is available in two configurations:

  • Azure Cloud Platform stores Cloud Collection. Azure’s cloud system stores all the data. This makes app delivery easy and efficient.
  • The Hybrid Collection stores app data using a combination of on premises and Azure cloud platform.

How is the Azure RemoteApp used?

Azure RemoteApp can easily deliver apps and services to many different devices and platforms, making it extremely versatile. Users can effortlessly access RemoteApp-powered applications from Windows, iOS, Mac OS, and Android, showcasing the service’s universality.

Getting Started with Azure RemoteApp


Azure RemoteApp brings the power of the cloud to your application access, providing a seamless remote usage experience for your employees and users. Starting with Azure RemoteApp requires setting up a Microsoft Azure account, choosing the right service plan, and configuring your applications for cloud access. Here’s how you can kickstart your journey with Azure RemoteApp to elevate your business’s application management and delivery.

Step-by-Step Instructions

Step 1: Sign Up for Microsoft Azure

  • If you haven’t already, sign up for a Microsoft Azure account at the Azure website
  • Choose the subscription plan that suits your business needs. Azure offers a range of options, from pay-as-you-go to fixed monthly fees

Step 2: Access Azure RemoteApp in the Azure Portal

  • Once logged in to the Azure Portal, navigate to the ‘All services’ menu
  • Search for and select “RemoteApp” to access the Azure RemoteApp management interface

Step 3: Create a RemoteApp Collection

  • Click on ‘Create a RemoteApp collection’. Here you’ll choose between a Cloud Collection, which stores all app data on Azure, or a Hybrid Collection, which uses both Azure and on-premises data storage
  • Give your collection a name and select the region closest to your users to minimize latency

Step 4: Configure Your Application

  • Within your RemoteApp collection, you’ll need to add the applications you want to make available remotely
  • Click on ‘Publish applications’ and select the applications from your existing Azure Virtual Machines or upload them directly
  • Ensure your applications are compatible and optimized for remote access for the best performance

Step 5: Assign Users and Groups

  • Security is paramount, so you’ll next assign which users or groups can access your RemoteApp applications
  • Navigate to the ‘User Access’ tab within your collection settings and add users or groups by their email addresses or Azure Active Directory identities

Step 6: Connect and Test

  • With your applications published and user access configured, it’s time to test
  • Users can access the Azure RemoteApp service via the Microsoft Remote Desktop client, available for Windows, iOS, Mac OS, and Android
  • Ensure your users download the client, log in with their credentials, and test accessing the published applications. Monitor performance and user feedback for any adjustments

Key Considerations for a Smooth Launch:

  • Performance Optimization: Regularly review performance metrics within the Azure Portal and adjust resources as necessary to maintain optimal application performance
  • Security and Compliance: Keep your RemoteApp collection secure by regularly updating user access permissions and ensuring your applications meet compliance standards
  • Cost Management: Keep an eye on how much you use Azure and change your subscription or plan to save money

By following these steps, you’ll be well on your way to deploying your first application with Azure RemoteApp, setting the stage for a more flexible, efficient, and secure application access environment for your organization.

Key applications and benefits of Azure RemoteApp include:

  • Universal Application Delivery – Azure RemoteApp eliminates compatibility issues by delivering any business application to computers, mobiles, and tablets, regardless of the device type.
  • Microsoft Cloud Services offer a consistent user experience. This includes services like Office 365. The experience is the same on all devices. This applies to both low and high-end devices.
  • Software publishers can easily host and deliver their apps to various devices and platforms using Azure Cloud Infrastructure. They do not need to change any code, which simplifies the deployment process.

Azure RemoteApp uses Azure Cloud Infrastructure to provide easy and secure access to applications from any location. This helps to enhance productivity and user experience across different devices.

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