The Redmond-based technology giant Microsoft is currently working on a new desktop remote control solution that would allow users to connect to a computer and run legacy Windows apps.
The so-called “Web-Browser Based Desktop and Application Remoting Solution” would allow
those using Microsoft tablets and mobile phones to access a desktop computer running the full-featured operating system in order to launch legacy software.
One of the setbacks of the Surface RT
, Microsoft’s first tablet in history, is the fact that it’s restricted to Windows RT apps available in the Windows Store, without support for x86 software.
The new technology would employ a proxy server in order to establish a HTTP session and a remote presentation with the client, the abstract section of the patent reads
. And with Microsoft’s Internet Explorer browser available on most Windows devices, that would certainly make remoting a lot easier.