Desktop Services and Cloud Computing

 

Desktop Services is a broad umbrella term for various features of Microsoft Windows Server, which enable users to remotely control and work with desktop computers and other Microsoft software programs. Users can connect to, and operate on, desktop computers of different vendors running Windows. They may be connected to a specific application, such as Microsoft Office, on a laptop or tablet of another user. Specific other computer devices, such as digital cameras or video recorders, can also operate with desktop services. Desktop services are very similar to Remote Desktop Services, but they work in a much broader context.

Desktop services and remote access desktops allow users to access desktop computers and run other software programs while they are away from the computer. Desktop services usually connect to a connection broker, a software program that authenticates the connection between the client computer and the remote desktop server. The connection broker maintains and executes relationships between different desktops, software programs, and other devices.

Desktop sharing allows remote desktop services to work as expected. When one user connects to a desktop through the Remote Desktop Protocol, they can launch applications from any other user’s desktop even though that user’s operating system is not the same as the one used to launch the remote desktop services. Server Relocation The Remote Desktop Protocol has been designed to allow connection between any number of computers running different operating systems. This facilitates the desktop sharing that desktop services allow.

However, desktop sharing does have certain limitations, such as not all users sharing the same desktop environments. Standard desktop environments are based on the Windows operating system. Since many companies provide their own operating systems, users often need to go through extra steps to establish a graphical user interface for their desktops. The Remote Desktop Protocol also only supports standard Windows environments. The protocol also has restrictions on the types of files that can be shared between clients and servers.

Office 365 is one of the most significant users of the Remote Desktop Protocol. To use the Remote Desktop Protocol in Office 365, the user must have an authorized Microsoft certification. Microsoft Office 365 consists of several programs such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. These programs use the Remote Desktop Protocol to operate smoothly when they are used in conjunction with the appropriate desktop services.

A third-party company specializing in providing desktop services for the mobile-based Android ecosystem develops a remote Phone client portal. The Portable Application Hosting technology that the company uses allows users to access their smartphones via a desktop. The company’s portal allows users to access and run almost any android application from anywhere in the world. To use the service, a user downloads the required plugin and creates a personal remote. This process enables the user to turn the smartphone into a virtual Windows desktop.

On the other hand, a third-party desktop connectivity broker may be used instead of the traditional software. A Virtual Desktop Connection Broker connects clients to corporate servers via a browser. The virtual desktop is not attached to the device, so it is impossible to see the data synchronized with the server, nor is there any authentication in place. However, the Virtual Desktop Connection Broker can make the desktop available to employees via a web connection from their smartphones.

An Internet Service Provider, or ISP, hosts the software that runs the Remote Access Protocol application on the users’ computers. When end-users connect to the internet from their smartphone, they can access the installed software and configure it with their username and password. The server will provide a secure socket layer (SSL) to make the connection secure. Once the user logs in, they can view the desktop as they would on their primary computer. This provides businesses with a highly productive and efficient workforce. Desktop sharing allows end-users to use their smartphones for virtually anything they would normally do on their desktop.