Great news, the Microsoft RD Web Client reached general availability today! This means we can now start using a modern browser to access published Desktops and Applications based on HTML5. We have been following the RD Web Client since very early private preview stages and it’s great to see the 1st release out there now!
An overview of the articles we published on this topic over the past year:
January 2018 – HTML5 client for Microsoft Remote Desktop Services 2016: Remote Desktop Web Client
March 2018 – Microsoft HTML5 client public preview now available!
July 2018 – HTML5 client for Microsoft Remote Desktop Services 2016: Remote Desktop Web Client
The PowerShell CmdLet Install-RDWebClientPackage will automatically download the latest version of the client. I have already updated my lab;
This is the first version of the RD Web Client but the product team is already working on new features and improvements. One of the features we hear requested a lot is the ability to provide direct links to individual RemoteApps. This is referred to as Deep Linking and allows you to add links to for example the Office365 App Launcher, SharePoint or other 3rd party Application Launchers. You can vote for this feature here
Microsoft Documentation on Docs: Set up the Remote Desktop web client for your users
More information on the updates of this release and previous releases, check out What’s new for the Remote Desktop web client?