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Microsoft’s upgraded its Remote Desktop app for Android with features that mean sysadmins can now control desktops that run just about anywhere from just about anything. Redmond reckons the headline feature of the new version is its ability to connect to Windows Virtual Desktops, Microsoft’s new-ish cloud-hosted PC-as-a- …

  1. Louis Schreurs Bronze badge

    So I read El Reg to keep up with IT, I am not an IT person though.

    So 2FA stands for Too Far Away ?????

    1. sanmigueelbeer Silver badge

      2 feet awry

    2. Simon Sharwood, Reg APAC Editor (Written by Reg staff)

      Two-factor authentication! Editing story now ...

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        It's worse if you work for BT

        For some insane reason instead of '2FA' it got changed to 'MFA' because let's not use a commonly used anachronim but 'Multi-Factor Authentication' instead... For reasons never made clear to me.

        Anon for obvious reasons...

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  3. Warm Braw Silver badge

    Virtual Desktops

    I wonder at what point in the future "desk" will become a journalistic anachronism like "footage" and "mercury"...

    1. Doctor Syntax Silver badge

      Re: Virtual Desktops

      Desktop is already an abstraction as in "My laptop has a KDE desktop".

  4. Pascal Monett Silver badge

    "a close-to-optimal work environment for a remote sysadmin"

    A true sysadmin will always have in the front of his/her mind the fact that remote means vulnerable.

    It's great to be able to administer your servers from home, but any sysadmin worth the name knows that doing so is creating vulnerability.

    Managing your servers from the local network is not like managing your servers from the Internet. The threat profile is not the same.

    I do hope this couch potato system includes considerations for security, because otherwise the fallout is going to be horrific.

    1. Ken 16 Silver badge

      Re: "a close-to-optimal work environment for a remote sysadmin"

      Better your system gets a virus than you do.

  5. Phil Dalbeck

    Still no WVD Linux SDK though...

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