If you are thinking about moving to virtual desktop and wondering if you will be able to access the desktop via your Windows device – you have come to the right place.
Yes, your virtual desktop will work from a lot of different mobile devices and operating systems. Many of our clients use Windows devices which work great with your virtual desktop. The great thing is all of your normal virtual desktop applications, files, etc. are all accessible as long as you have an internet connection.
When might you use it?
If you are sitting in a meeting, a cab or waiting for a plane – maybe you need to edit a spreadsheet or send a critical sales document – either way – pull out your droid device – fire up your Cloudworks Hosted Virtual Desktop and everything is accessible.
What are the drawbacks?
If you are using an iPhone – the screen is small and it can be challenging to use a touch screen in that environment. Otherwise, if you are in pinch it will work great.
When shouldn’t you use it?
When you don’t have internet, driving, on a boat – seriously you are on a boat – stop working, or when the flight attendant tells you to put down electronic devices.
How do I install HVDI on a Windows machine?
This is the device our clients most commonly use to access their virtual desktops from. In this case, a user simply navigates their browser to our client login page, enters their credentials, and the system will auto detect if you have the Citrix App already installed on your machine. If not, you will be asked to download a 25MB installation file. One you have installed the Citrix App, you will be able to directly access your hosted virtual desktop.
One note about workstations…depending on your browser and/or system security settings, our auto-detect tool may be blocked from noticing the Citrix software on your system. If you have accessed your virtual desktop previously from the machine you are using and the system asks if you to install the software but you know you already have, you can click the checkbox on the request to let us know you have the software already installed on your machine and to proceed directly to your resources.
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