Windows 10 Mobile Continuum with Azure Remote App

“Continuum turns your phone into a big-screen projector and a big-time productivity tool”. That’s what the marketing department of Microsoft says. A lot of media is also shouting out “Turn you phone into a PC”.  But is it true? I have been working with Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile for almost a year now and I am a huge fan! I have had my frustrating moments in the insider preview program with mostly Windows 10 mobile but  at the end it’s really a good OS with lost of features and capabilities.

For a project I was able to work with a Lumia 950XL with Windows 10 Mobile and a Microsoft Display Dock to use and work with Continuum and Azure Remote App. In this blog I share some of my findings and thoughts.

How does it work

With Continuum and the Display Dock you can connect your phone to a big screen, keyboard and mouse like on a full desktop/laptop. I say ‘like’ on purpose because of course it’s not the same. More on that later on.

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When you connect the display dock or connect to a device with a Display Dock you have a separate screen. Everything you do there is not displayed on the phone, so it’s not duplicating a screen but more a separate desktop. Duplicating is an option to do but then you’re not using Continuum

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Remove Azure Stack TP1 to install TP1.1

If you tried out Azure Stack Preview 1 and want to play arround with TP 1.1 release you have to remove the current Azure Stack deployment. I was unable to find a documented uninstall (if somebody does please leave a comment 🙂 ) so i just deleted everything.

I have a one node setup so here is what I did:

  • Turn of all VM’s
  • Deleted all cluster roles;
  • Removed the VM’s;
  • Destroyed the cluster;
  • Removed the storage pool and its volumes;
  • Removed my node from the azurestack.local domain and rebooted;
  • Removed the virtual switch;
  • Uninstalled the Microsoft Azure Service Fabric from my host.

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