I'm sitting here in the Gaylord Opryland Convention Center at the G-FIRST Conference listening to the opening plenary panel talking about cybersecurity and remote access and thought, "I wonder if there is a remote desktop client for my phone?" So, a quick look on the Android Market revealed several choices. I ended up installing the 2X Software offering, and after a quick and easy configuration, I was able to access & log in to the Library's server!
I will say that the experience isn't the most comfortable for someone with big fingers. After all, we are talking about administering a Windows 2003 server, which doesn't have the ability to reflow its screen to smart phone size. For that matter, while I was able to see and use the entire desktop and native Server programs, the circulation program I opened was chopped off without any scroll bars to access all the information and controls. However, being able to access the server alone is reason enough to install such an app since most administrative tasks happen natively on the server, platform.
This app connects via the RDP protocol, so it will likely be a whole different ball of wax when trying to access a Linux server. But then again, that's what SSH is for ;)
So it would seem that in this increasingly connected world, I have yet another way of being a geek.
'Til next time....
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