The Remote Desktop Protocol is an efficient and feature-rich protocol which we have invested in greatly over the years. As such, we’ve worked to make RDP available not just in traditional Terminal Server scenarios, but also as a platform for additional products from Microsoft and third party ISV’s. We are seeing the benefits of this work in very cool products like the Live Mesh Remote Desktop, which we developed with one of our partner teams. This service was just released to public Beta during Microsoft’s PDC, and in this post we’ll walk you through how it is used.
If you’ve ever wanted to have quick access to one of your computers from anywhere without the hassle of advanced network configuration and VPNs, Live Mesh is for you. Live Mesh uses advanced routing technology to enable seamless connectivity to any of your machines that are connected to the internet, regardless of network topology.