Early Look at Remote Desktop For Windows 8

Start Screen on Developer Preview

Perhaps the only app that is bundled with the Windows 8 Developer Preview that is not only a demo of the new runtime (WinRT) is the Remote Desktop app. This is more in line with what we should see from all of the typical Windows utilities in the new Metro UI context. Instructions and screen shots for using RDC in Windows 8 are after the break.

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Windows Home Server 2011 Connector on Windows 8 Developer Preview

Connect to Home Server Screen

It looks like the Windows Home Server 2011 connector software will install on the Windows 8 Developer Preview. One oddity is that I had to visit http://:65510/connect instead of the usual http:///connect to get Internet Explorer 10 to see the page from the home server. After that little trick, everything else went as expected. Let’s be clear, the Windows 8 Developer Preview is pre-beta software, so tread carefully.

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