How it WorksWhile I am tech savvy, I have no idea about the technical terminology of how/why this works. I liken this to driving a car: I am a very safe (yet lead-footed) driver, but I have not the vaguest inclination as to how/why my vehicle runs or how to fix it. So, I will let the experts show you:
I do know this: in order to access your school's servers, you must have the information from your tech department.
One of my favorite things about Chrome is the ability to have my bookmarks wherever I sign in to Chrome. I can now access the Remote Desktop on any computer that has Chrome. So I shared this information with other teachers at my school and here was one reply email. For you iPad users, this is good news too: the Ericom AccessNow works on your iPad! Can it get any better?!
- Opened a new tab,
- Used the Ericom AccessNow app to open my school Outlook email on the remote server,
- Then hit printscreen (my laptop at home is old and doesn't have that cool clipper tool),
- Pasted the screenshot into MS Paint (on the laptop, not the remote server)
- Cropped, edited as needed, and saved.
BonusesIt is so nice to not have to go through the Windows main menu and have that top bar appear (and always be in the way!) and be able to move easily between tabs. Also, when I use the Windows main menu to connect to the remote server, I can't copy/paste from the remote view to the home view, and for someone who loves making her own clipart with printscreen and Paint, this is a problem!
As an additional bonus with Chrome, I can minimize the browser windows and have a nice split screen between the remote desktop and my home laptop.
I might not be able to explain exactly when I need to use the splitscreen capability other than for creating more resources for class, but nonetheless, it is convenient to have when I will want to use it.
The AccessNow RDP Client by Ericom delivers accessibility, efficiency and convenience for productivity whether at home or anywhere on the road. Find it in the Chrome Web Store.