Microsoft via its IEBlog often talks about the development of Internet Explorer, and shows off its latest updates via a very technical series of posts. On Monday, it talked about the preview availability of RemoteIE via Azure RemoteAPP, which lets remote IE action to occur in the browser.
The RemoteIE app is something different from Microsoft, and it shows in what is tries to give users overall. By allowing a user to run a browser in a virtual environment from their device, it essentially lets users test IE preview versions without loading them on their systems.
How To Get RemoteIE
Users interested in trying out RemoteIE, just need to head over to https://remote.modern.ie, with their Microsoft account, and then download the Azure RemoteApp client for their platform. It can be run on Windows, Mac OS X, iOS, and Android devices, so there will be no shortage of choices.
This whole process of creating remoteIE is meant for developers and their wanting to get the latest preview builds of Internet Explorer. By creating it via a remote channel like this, Microsoft is giving users and developers a new way to try out test software before it launches, and runs it on the Azure backbone.
How It Works
The whole remoteIE is built on the Windows Server Remote Desktop Services infrastructure, and uses the Azure backbone to run the service. It is using the RemoteApp client for the users platform, and lets users stream Internet Explorer from the Azure cloud within seconds of running it.
Microsoft has stated that they will be updating RemoteIE in future dates, and will be allowing users to update it at anytime with updates coming from Microsoft regularly. It is a tool that is meant for developers, but will give developers looking to try out Internet Explorer builds a great way to try them out.
I love test software and this is cool. RemoteIE is a neat service, and one I will try out soon.