With Windows Server 2012 R2 now officially out in the wild, Redmond also released its new line of Remote Desktop for the iOS, Mac and Android platforms recently.
These apps allow users on these platforms to connect to a PC using Windows Server 2012 R2. And considering that a Remote Desktop app was already released by Microsoft for Windows 8 on the Windows Store, the only platform missing in action is Windows Phone.
But fans of Microsoft’s mobile platform can rest easy — the company has just confirmed that it is working on a Windows Phone version of the app:
“Remote desktop on phones is a relatively rare usage scenario. That said, we are working on a version of the app for Windows Phone. We’ll be able to share timeframe at a later point in time.”
Now, you may be wondering why all the delay?
The most probable reason for Windows Phone not being among last week’s launches was the fact that Microsoft actually acquired certain assets of HLW Software — the maker of the popular iTap Remote Desktop software for Windows, Mac, iOS and Android.
But while HLW Software removed the iTap apps from their respective app stores, the fact that they did not have a Remote Desktop app for Windows Phone means that it will have to be created by Microsoft.
And while that may take some time to complete and release, let’s hope it is a quality solution.