Support for Microsoft RemoteApp services

Idea created by cag@brown.edu on Sep 24, 2015
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    • cag@brown.edu

    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.
    Providing RemoteApp support can be the next step in use of ArcGIS in managed environments.