• aossdaily

How to use the Windows 10 Remote Desktop app for remote connections

You can use the Remote Desktop universal app as an alternative to the legacy tool.



For Windows 10, Microsoft offers two separate tools that you can use to connect to a remote workstation or server. There's the built-in legacy Remote Desktop Connection tool, and there's a Windows 10 universal app for Remote Desktop available at the Windows Store. The two tools provide similar functionality, but they look and work differently. Whether or not you've already used the legacy version, you may want to check out the universal app.

SEE: How to work from home: IT pro's guidebook to telecommuting and remote work (TechRepublic Premium) 

To get started, download the Remote Desktop app from the Windows Store. After it's installed, click the Start button, scroll down the list of apps, and select the shortcut for Remote Desktop. At the Connect To Apps And Desktops window, click the Add button in the upper right. Here, you have two choices. If your organization offers a feed of remote PCs already set up, click the Remote Resources option, and proceed from there. If not, click the Desktop option