ESRI should provide support for ArcGIS running in RemoteApps.
We've recently made ArcGIS available via the Microsoft RemoteApp service, which allows ArcGIS to be presented as a standalone application, even though it's running remotely on a Windows Terminal Server. At the university where I work, this is the next step in virtualization of our computing labs - our roadmap includes the likely use of terminals/NUCs/slim PCs to connect to applications, without the need to install on a local hard drive. Customers will see links to RemoteApps to which they're entitled, and get the apps running from our datacenter.
This needs support for several reasons:
- It enables us to streamline our computing lab environment, and save money on infrastructure
- It gives IT much better control of the application.
- It's Mac-compatible! Our Mac users will not need to run VMs on their own computers - they can connect directly in to our system. 85% of students in our intro ArcGIS class are using Macs.
- The technology scales well, and allows for users to have better CPU/GPU performance than they otherwise might.