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Bryan M. Wolfe
| October 9, 2013
Microsoft Announces A New Remote Desktop App For iOS
Microsoft will soon make it easier for iOS devices and Macs to connect to Windows-based machines. The software company has announced that a new Microsoft Remote Desktop app will be released later this month on multiple platforms. Under the headline, "Microsoft unleashes fall wave of enterprise cloud solutions," the company notes the new app will provide access to PCs and virtual desktops on a variety of devices and platforms. These include iOS, OS X, Android, Windows, and Windows RT. Windows Remote Desktop is expected to support iOS 6 and iOS 7. Earlier this week, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer told a Florida audience that his company was working on a Microsoft Office version for iPad. This edition will feature a “touch first user interface,” according to the outgoing executive. In June, Microsoft launched Office Mobile for Office 365 subscribers for the iPhone/iPod touch. See also: Skype's iOS Apps Get A Leaner, Cleaner Design For iOS 7, Desperate Times: Microsoft's iPad Trade-In Soon To Include iPhones, Report Claims, and Microsoft's Photosynth Panorama Creation App Finally Goes Social On iOS.