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Access Windows Apps and Virtual Desktops from your Chromebook with Ericom AccessNow

Ericom Software has released a beta version of Ericom AccessNow™, the market's first pure HTML client providing access to applications and desktops running on Windows Terminal Services (RDS) and VDI platforms, including session-based applications, remote desktops, and virtual desktops running on Microsoft Hyper-V and other hypervisors. Running entirely within a browser, AccessNow works natively with Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer (with Chrome Frame plug-in), Firefox and any other browser with HTML5 and WebSockets support.

Ericom AccessNow significantly reduces IT overhead in key ways:

1. It does not require Java, Flash, Silverlight, ActiveX, or any other underlying technology to be installed on end-user devices

2. IT staff do not have to manage / maintain separate product versions and updates for multiple clients (end-point operating systems) – an HTML5 browser is all that is required

More About Ericom AccessNow:

1. Supports client devices running Windows, Linux, Mac, Chrome OS (HTML5 client is the only way to support Google’s Chrome OS and Chromebooks) and any other OS

2. Runs as pure HTML on netbooks, desktops, laptops and thin clients, and supports Intel x86, ARM or any other CPU architecture

3. Can also work via Ericom’s Secure Gateway when clients are outside the firewall

To participate in the Beta program for Ericom AccessNow please visit:
HTML5 RDP Client - Free Beta - for Chrome OS and Chromebooks

For a video demo:
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Now, that sounds awesome! The less downloads, the better. I wish someone would have come up with that idea a long time ago! So many things I've done without, just to avoid another download!
 

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Yeah, I'm a little confused, too. I see the word "Windows". And why would you need this? Doesn't the Chromebook do all of these wonderful things already?
 

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I am not going to get in on the beta testing but if they can get all the bugs worked out then they are on to something really important here, something Google Chromebook users will really like.
 

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Anyone tried this succesfully? I'd LOVE to be able to do what's in the video there. Do I need to install software of my desktop here at work, or does it need to be installed onto a server (by IT)? Sorry for the remedial question. Thanks in advance though :)
 

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Usually software like this need to be installed on a server but sometimes it can be like GoToMyPC installs. If it is installed on the server you could RDP in to the server then use MS Remote Desktop to RDP into your machine...if the ports are open and IT allows you to do this...At my work..that would be a HUGE NO!
 

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Ericom access now requires you to install their product on your Windows terminal server and then enables RDP over http/https. We use it at work and it works great. Technically, AccessNow is for any HTML5 complaint web browser. The ChromeWeb store now has an application called Chrome RDP that enables you to connect to any RDP host without additional software.
 
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