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Mac OS X Lion features multi-user remoting, offers inexpensive Windows Server alternative

Right down at the bottom of the Mac OS X Lion page on the Apple website is a tidbit that we should probably pay more attention to: OS X Lion will come with Lion Server built-in. It will be included on the same disc -- it will come pre-installed with every Mac that Apple sells. You will get all of the juicy Server features for free. Now, this isn't to say that Lion Server has an overwhelming...

TeamViewer for Android boosts performance, exits beta

TeamViewer is one of the most popular remote control apps around, and its mobile version for Android has been an incredibly handy tool for on-the-go administrators since its beta release. Now, TeamViewer for Android has shed the beta tag, and it's ready for full time remote admin duties. The updated version offers better support for hardware keyboards and Swype, and optical trackballs and...

Google Chrome's Remoting feature inches closer to usability

Remoting -- which looks to be Google Chrome's answer to RDP and Terminal Services computing -- has taken yet another step toward its inevitable debut. In recent Chromium snapshot builds, Remoting now appears on the about:labs page. However, unlike the other Labs options -- like side tabs, tabbed settings, and Instant -- Remoting still isn't usable. After enabling and restarting Chromium,...

Google Chrome's Remoting feature shows up in Chromium with enterprise implications

We've known about Google Chrome's "Chromoting" feature for some time. Many blogs reported it as a way to "run Windows apps on Chrome OS," which is, of course, a bit of a stretch. Now relabeled "Remoting," the feature is probably closer to running an application via Terminal Services or by first connecting to a host machine by using RDP or VNC. Any way you look at it, Remoting is a very key...

Chromoting plug-in lands in Chromium snapshot builds... but what is it?

While it remains to be seen what Chromoting actually is and how it will work in the real world, Google is obviously pressing ahead on the feature. Last night, an internal Chromoting plug-in appeared in the Chromium snapshot builds. In all likelihood, the plug-in will function like the RDP or VNC apps most of us are familiar with, allowing access to applications on a server or remote desktop...

Windows Live Sync 2011 offers slick peer-to-peer sync and remote control

Windows Live 2011 is arriving soon, but some of you -- myself included -- may have gotten your hands on the download a little early. It was, after all, like every other Microsoft product, predictably leaked to torrent sites over the weekend. Live Sync has evolved from Live Mesh, and if you speak to just about anyone who used Mesh they'll tell you it's awesome. Sync now integrates with SkyDrive...

Enable Remote Desktop connections, concurrent logins on Windows 7 Home Premium

Most people running Windows 7 Home Premium probably don't need to access their system remotely via RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol) -- and that's why Microsoft doesn't ship the feature on non-business versions of the OS. However, some users (like a co-worker of mine) might like the option of remoting in to manage downloads or organize files like movies and music. It's especially handy to be able...

Run Windows 7 on two different computers from only one install

The Windows 7 beta has gotten a warm reception (to put it mildly). Still, what if you want to play with it on a second system without actually going through the lengthy install a second time? Thanks to some enterprising enthusiasts, one option at your disposal is to enable concurrent sessions. For those of you not familiar with the term, here's a simplified explanation. It means you can have...

WinAdmin: Remote Desktop on the iPhone

As an iPhone user who works on Windows servers daily, I decided to purchase the WinAdmin application ($11.99) which promised to provide remote desktop connectivity from my iPhone to supported Windows operating systems (XP, Vista, 2003, 2008). So far the app has worked as advertised. I have a list of servers with all the necessary login information saved (name, IP address, username, password,...

Todd's Favorite Mac Apps: CoRD

Since I often have to connect to Windows servers (or sometimes workstations) from my Mac laptop, CoRD is my RDP client of choice. CoRD is a free and open-source application for Mac that allows me to save multiple servers' connection information in the handy sidebar so that I can quickly start remote desktop connections. CoRD lets me connect to multiple servers simultaneously while only taking up...