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    Windows 8 phone and RDP Client

    Hi

    Sorry if this is a stupid question but I don't have a Win8 phone to play with. Is there a decent (and/or free?) RDP client that can be installed on a Win8 phone to connect to M$ Terminal Server 2008 or is there one already built into the OS?

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    Nope. There is no official RDP app for Windows Phone 8.

    There ARE free/cheap ones on the marketplace, but they're [apparently] not any good.

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    It is insane that there is not a native one for 'Windows' Phone 8 but on WP7 I have been using ConnectMe which has been great and supports everything, cost me a whole $2 but that is1/11th of what a demonstratably inferior app on Android would cost.

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    Thanks for the replies, surprised it's not built into the OS!!

    SYNACK, is this the client you mentioned?
    ConnectMe | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (United States)

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    IMO I don't understand why anyone would want one on a phone (of any design) way too small and fiddley to do anything serious - if you want to change a password or do any kind of work then Surface is the way

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    I use this app on my Lumia 920 and did use it on my HD7 before it: RemoteDesktop | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (United States)

    It's cheaper than connectme, just does RDP, but supports RDP gateway, file transfers, and more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AJWhite1970 View Post
    Thanks for the replies, surprised it's not built into the OS!!

    SYNACK, is this the client you mentioned?
    ConnectMe | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (United States)

    Cheers
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    Yes, that's the one, it was cheaper when I got it but when I was trying them it was faster and had a better control interface than the other one. It has three ways to interface with it including touchpad mode which is my favourite.

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesfed View Post
    IMO I don't understand why anyone would want one on a phone (of any design) way too small and fiddley to do anything serious - if you want to change a password or do any kind of work then Surface is the way
    It can be supprisingly alright, because of the UI I find it easier to use than the RDP client I managed to find for my Nexus 7 which is much larger.

    Quote Originally Posted by nickbro View Post
    I use this app on my Lumia 920 and did use it on my HD7 before it: RemoteDesktop | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (United States)

    It's cheaper than connectme, just does RDP, but supports RDP gateway, file transfers, and more.
    When I tried it, it was slightly slower for me and the interface was not as good for my usage but it did still get the job done.

    The best thing to do is just use the trial of each and see which you prefferr. Importantly one of them has a screen watermark in trial mode that trashes its performance in wp7, this is resolved when you buy it and the watermark is removed.
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