Working With Azure RemoteApp

Azure RemoteApp provides you a cost effective platform to deliver your Windows Apps from the cloud. Azure RemoteApp combines the Window application experience and powerful RDS capabilities on Azure’s reliable platform and helps IT sectors to bring, scale, agility to corporate applications.

Points of RemoteApp

  • Remote applications delivered from the reliable Azure platform.
  • Access from iOS, Mac OS X, and Android devices.
  • Delivered via Microsoft Remote Desktop Protocol and RemoteFX.
  • Scale without large capital expense.
  • Flexible hybrid or cloud deployment options.

To create a RemoteApp you must have to login in Azure.

Scroll down, and hit on “New” button to create a RemoteApp.


In App Services select RemoteApp, click on to quick create.

In the name section, give a name to your RemoteApp.

Select your location of App.

I’m selecting Basic plan.

Click on to “CreateRemoteAppCollection”.


Here, my RemoteApp has been created (hitremoteapp) and that’s status is active, click on to it for further.

remote app

Here I need to download and log in to Azure remote desktop client, before using it I need to enter my credentials. So the link of Azure remote desktop client can be finding as shown in following screenshot after clicking on to your existing RemoteApp.

Copy this URL from here, and paste it on a browser tab.


You will find ther the, client remote download (Azure RemoteApp), download it.


So the Azure Remote downloaded and click on to “Get Started”.

Get Started

This will try to find your published app, but in few moments this will pop up to you Micrsoft Account.


Enter your account details and click on to Sign In.

Sign In

Here you will find your entire published app which is also published in Azure. Let’s try some work on it. Click on to Word to launch it.


After clicking on any application which you want to working with that, Remote App will start connect with the service.

In my case, I’m going to launching word2013, and you can see remote desktop session has been launched.


So we have successfully launched word, select blank document. Make some script in selected document, and I saved it with “Hello” named.

Keep in my mind each launched application is predicting to my email address.


Re-launch word, to see if the word is in there or not.


So we can see my Hello document is in Recent.


Now, back in to your Azure RemoteApp in cloud, click on to Sessions.

In Sessions, we can see my current session for the word is active, where with this session we can performed many options like, we can LogOff this session forcefully, we can disconnect it from administrative point of view and also we can send messages to the selected users or all users.


We want to send messages, click on to Send Messages where you will find two options for it. Send message to all users, which  means you want to send your message to all users and Send message to selected users means you want to send message to the selected users.

I have active with only one user, so I have selected send message to selected users.


A pop up will open, type a message which you want to send to the usres. After typing your message, click on to check button.


In the following screenshot you can see my message has been successfully sent to the users.


Now we want to publish some Remote app programs, click on to your remote, which you have created.

Click on to “publish RemoteApp Programs” to publish apps which you want to publish.


There will be a number of programs, select app programs which you want to publish.

After selected programs, click on to check button.


The page will show a message of publishing, just go to Azure Remote App and refresh it, where you can find your selected publish app program.


The changes can be seen in publishing option, so you can simply perform many options of one program like publish, edit and unpublishing of the particular app program.


Go to the User Access tab, how many users are there, you can add more users, and can perform many operations.


Add there user name or email id and share with them.

I hope you enjoyed this article. Stay tuned with me for more articles on Azure and other Microsoft technologies.


Connect (“Nitin Pandit”);

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