It connects securely to Azure Virtual Desktop and remote PCs

Windows App

Windows App

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Windows App is a versatile launcher that offers seamless access to various Windows-based services and applications. This app serves as a gateway for access to Azure Virtual Desktop, Windows 365 suite of productivity apps, Microsoft Dev Box, Remote Desktop Services, and remote PCs, securely connecting users to all of their Windows devices and apps.

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The app's primary function is to provide a centralized hub for managing and accessing these services, making it an essential tool for both personal and professional use cases.

The Windows App (formerly Windows 365) is recommended for all individuals who frequently work remotely or need to access multiple Windows-based applications from a single interface.

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Key Features
  • Centralized Management – Access a centralized hub for managing and accessing various Windows-based services and applications.
  • Secure Access – Reliable utility for secure access to remote computers and private data hosted in the cloud.
  • Cross-Platform Compatibility – Optimized for modern computing platforms (Windows, macOS, iOS, iPadOS, and Web).
  • Multiple Accounts – Easily manage multiple Microsoft accounts inside a single app.
  • Enhanced Remote Desktop – Access distant PCs with a single click!
  • Device Redirection – Easily access distant hardware accessories (input devices, webcams, printers, storage devices, and others) by redirecting their functions securely.
Installation and Setup    

On the PC platform, this app is available for download from the Microsoft Store, and can also be accessed directly from a web browser as a cloud app. To get the local client up and running, users simply have to fire up the Windows Store app on Windows 10 or Windows 11 and go to the official page of the app. The download procedure can then be started with a single click.

To finalize the installation, users will be prompted to log into the app using their Microsoft Account and configure the service (such as remote desktop) and applications they wish to access.

How to Use

Once signed in, users are free to access the various services and applications available through the app.

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Users can customize their experience by selecting and pinning the services and applications they most often use so that they are arranged for easy access, and they can also manage their settings and preferences through the app's settings menu.

While the app features quite a streamlined navigation, newcomers can learn more about the app’s functions and individual modules by reading the official documentation hosted on the platform.

One of the best features of this launcher is its ability to automatically connect to any device and service that is authenticated with the current user's Microsoft account. This includes a single-click remote desktop connection, secure access to OneDrive cloud storage, all authenticated Windows 365 apps, and much more.

Out of all the supported platforms this app is distributed on, the greatest number of features is available on the Windows platform, while users on Mac, iOS, iPadOS, and web platforms can expect to encounter a reduced set of support. A full listing of various support tiers can be found in the official app documentation (including displays, network features, devices and input redirection, multimedia streaming, authentication, and more).

User Interface

The Windows App features a clean and intuitive user interface that makes it easy for users to navigate and access the various services and applications available. The visual layout is very reminiscent of all modern apps developed by Microsoft, enabling users of their services to instantly feel at home.

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The main dashboard screen promotes the “Devices” and “Apps” main navigation tabs, which host their individual set of tools for accessing remote services and cloud-hosted apps. Windows users can also use the app to access locally found apps, like those offered in the Windows 365 productivity suite.

The top of the app hosts the account manager where users are free to switch between their accounts, enabling fast access to all their devices and services.


What is Windows App for PC?
It is a comprehensive utility that offers seamless access to various Windows-based services and applications.

Is it safe?
100% yes! This is a safe and secure app developed directly by Microsoft to enable remote access to both individual-grade and important enterprise-tier services.


Microsoft Remote Desktop – A standalone remote desktop application that allows users to access and control remote computers.


This app is 100% FREE.


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System Requirements
  • OS: Windows 10 version 19044.0 or higher
  • RAM: 2 GB of memory (4GB is recommended)
  • Input: Keyboard, mouse, or touch.
  • Storage: 120MB of free space
  • Number of supported Windows devices: 10
  • Streamlined access to Windows services and apps.
  • Secure and reliable.
  • Easy to use and customizable user interface.
  • Easy account switching.
  • Cross-platform compatibility.
  • None.

Windows App is a powerful tool that simplifies the process of connecting to Windows-based services and applications. It provides Microsoft Account holders access not only to productivity apps and collaborative services available to home and student users but also large offering of enthusiast and enterprise-grade features used by seasoned technicians and businesses of all types and sizes.

Its secure access, centralized management, and cross-platform compatibility make it an essential tool for both personal and professional use cases.

  • Windows App Screenshots

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