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What is Azure RemoteApp (ARA)?

Azure RemoteApp offers a scalable platform to deliver your Windows applications easily and cost effectively from the cloud to iOS, Mac OS X, Android and Windows devices.

Why Azure RemoteApp?


In today’s business environment, we need flexibility and agility to manage increasingly mobile and dynamic workforces. Business requirements are changing as we strive to stay competitive and reduce overall costs—all while supporting the growing number of devices that people choose to use. Delivering and rewriting corporate resources and native applications, such as sensitive line-of-business (LOB) or legacy applications, to different device platforms simply and cost-effectively is no easy task. Microsoft has designed Azure RemoteApp to overcome key IT challenges and bring scale, agility, and flexibility to your organisation.

Business Benefits

No expensive on-premises costs. With Azure RemoteApp you can take advantage of inherent cloud agility and meet the dynamic needs of your business without getting overwhelmed by expensive on-premises costs. With per-user, per-month pricing, your costs are always predictable—even when the demands of your business change.

Your apps, Microsoft cloud. That means no hassles. Microsoft takes care of the hardware and scaling for you, so that you can easily meet the dynamic needs of your business. There’s no need to invest money and time maintaining, upgrading, and installing on-premises servers. Just upload your apps and manage them from the Azure portal.

Works with what you have. With Azure RemoteApp you can deliver your apps from the cloud simply and quickly without the need for rewriting. You can modernise your app delivery infrastructure and run your app in the cloud as is.

Windows apps on any device. Azure RemoteApp runs your company’s applications on Windows Server in the Azure cloud where they’re easier to scale and update. Your users can access these apps through the Microsoft Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) from anywhere and on a variety of devices and platforms, including Windows, Mac OS X, iOS, or Android.

Centralised management, secured data. With a variety of device platforms connecting to the IT infrastructure, data security and compliance are key concerns. With Azure RemoteApp you can centralise and secure your data on the trusted and protected Azure platform. While appearing to run locally, applications are not sent to or stored on user devices. Apps and data stay in the cloud, reducing the risk of information loss from misplaced and stolen devices.

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If you already have an Office 365 subscription, this lets you use the same user license on many different platforms and environments, including the Azure cloud. When you use Office applications in Azure RemoteApp you don't need to purchase additional licenses or configure your existing licenses in any special way. All you need is an Office 365 subscription that includes Office 365 ProPlus.

Please see our Microsoft Office 365 Showcase for further details.