Remote Desktop

How to work with remote desktop connections in Windows 7, Windows 8 and other operating systems.

Project To Another Display From Windows 8.1 Using The Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter

Microsoft Wireless Display AdapterMiracast is a wireless technology that your Windows 8.1 devices can use to project their screens to TVs, projectors, and streaming media players that support this technology. However, if your TV or monitor doesn't offer Miracast, you can purchase the Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter and use it to project wirelessly to any display with both an HDMI port and a powered USB port. Here's how to project from a Windows 8.1 computer or device with support for Miracast, to any display, using the Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter:

How To Provide Remote Support With Windows Remote Assistance

Windows Remote AssistanceNot many people know about Windows Remote Assistance and how to use it to provide remote technical support to other Windows users. Therefore, in this tutorial we will cover this tool in detail and show you how it works. As you'll see, it works smoothly and you don't really need to install third-party software for a quick support session. Windows Remote Assistance will do the job just fine.

What's Different Between Remote Desktop Connection & Windows Remote Assistance?

Remote SupportIn some of our previous tutorials, we've talked about Remote Desktop Connection and about Remote Assistance. Their names are similar and they are both used to remotely connect to other computers. It's only natural to think they are the same thing. However, they are two distinct tools, each with its own purpose. Today, we'll see what each of them does, and what their differences are.

How to Use the TeamViewer Touch App for Windows 8.1

TeamViewerTeamViewer Touch is a free app available in the Windows Store and it is developed for Windows 8 and 8.1 users. As you can imagine, it is very useful when you need remote access to another computer or device. It works both with devices available in your network and devices with public IP addresses that are accessible from the Internet. In this article I will show you how to use it.

How to Use the Remote Desktop App for Windows 8.1

remote desktopRemote Desktop is a free app available in the Windows Store and it is developed by Microsoft for Windows 8 and 8.1 users. This app is very useful when you need remote access to another Windows computer or device. It works both with devices available in your network and devices with public IP addresses that are accessible from the Internet. Here's how to use it to work with remote computers and devices.

Connect to a Windows PC from Ubuntu via Remote Desktop Connection

ubuntuA useful feature of Windows is being able to connect to your Desktop from another location to remotely manage your computer. While this functionality is native in Windows, it is not supported by default in many Linux distributions, including Ubuntu. However, you can connect to a Windows remote desktop, if you are willing to use third-party tools found in the Ubuntu Software Center. This tutorial will show how.

How to Enable Remote Desktop Connections in Windows 7 & Windows 8

remoteWindows Remote Desktop Connection allows you to connect to a Windows-based computer via the Internet or a network. When you're connected via the Remote Desktop Connection, you can see the host computer's Desktop and access its files and folders as if you were sitting in front of the computer. This is useful for both systems administrators and technical support teams as well as end users, who may want to access their work computers from home or vice-versa. But, before you can connect, you must enable Remote Desktop Connections. Here's how this is done.

4+ Free Tools for Making Remote Connections from Macs to Windows PCs

When I was asked to update our 2010 article about connecting remotely to a PC from a Mac, I thought it would be a fairly simple task. However, since that article was written, Microsoft has dropped support for their Remote Desktop Connection software for Macs. While there are anecdotal reports of it working on OS X Lion, it definitely will not work on OS X Mountain Lion, the latest version of OS X. So I went in a quest of new, free options, and that also turned out not to be a simple task. Here are the best free tools for connecting remotely from your Mac to a Windows 7 or Windows 8 computer or device.

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