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Hello,

I think the Surface Pro 3 is considered a sort of laptop, so I thought I would post this here.

I was wondering if any of you have any suggestion for a good remote desktop program. I know Windows has one, but I just wanted to see if there are any others to check out.

What I plan on doing is have my Surface Pro 3 as the computer at work and I want to be able to access all of my programs and files on my home PC. I am a web designer/developer, and the programs that I will be using are the Adobe Creative Cloud products, i.e. Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver...etc.

I thought I could maybe use my rig at home to do all of the work and stream it to my Surface Pro 3 while at work. I figure I would be able to save some space, as well as having not having the SP3 work so hard.

Thank you in advance for any and all help, advice and suggestions.

Testudo
post #2 of 8
If your home PC is also running Windows 8.1, there is nothing better than the free built-in RDP product. Windows 8 actually uses the same remote desktop technology as Windows 2012 Terminal Services - and it's best of breed technology .

Make sure you download the Microsoft Remote Desktop Manager application from Microsoft. It's considerably enhanced vs. the standard MSTSC.EXE that has come with Windows for years. The new package allows proper display scaling, etc. so that you can make use of that high-definition display on your Surface Pro 3. The standard MSTSC application only permits a 1:1 pixel representation via RDP, and that can result in a tiny remote screen if your local resolution is very high.

If you insist on a third party application, the paid versions of Team Viewer and VNC are both pretty good.

Greg
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I just started playing around with Chrome Remote Desktop. It is free and works pretty good.
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Chrome remote desktop? I might have to recommend this to my brother in law. They were using logmein until they went the subscription route
    
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Chrome remote desktop? I might have to recommend this to my brother in law. They were using logmein until they went the subscription route

Yeah it is an app for Chrome browser.
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Thanks for the tip!
    
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TeamViewer is also a very good remote desktop program.
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TeamViewer is the best software to access files on the go.. TeamViewer also has support for multiple displays as well as wake-on-LAN functionality so you can access your desktop remotely even if it's asleep. The best part I like about TeamViewer is its completely free for private and personal use.thumb.gif
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