Windows 8 on an iPad? Really?

I bought a new laptop for teaching so that I can run Windows 8 with Hyper-V for my teaching VMs. I also have an iPad which I used to remote in to my desktop machine and other machines using an RDP application on the iPad called Jump.

What I didn’t expect, was that it would be possible to use gestures on the iPad and have been translated into Windows 8 gestures over Remote Desktop.

So here’s an example of running Windows 8 over an iPad using jump:


No really,that’s actually a screenshot directly from my iPad.


Here’s another screenshot where I have clicked on the tools menu and selected the Windows Multitouch option.  Once I enable this option, all the Windows 8 gestures work perfectly, and it even runs over LTE .

That’s what actually enables the gestures from the iPad to control the remote Windows 8 machine.  As far as I’m concerned, it’s the next best way to have Windows 8 running on my iPad while I’m waiting for a good Windows 8 Pro tablet! I an waiting on the Lenovo Tablet 2 or Lynx, both of which are overdue, but now promised in December.

As far as Windows 8 is concerned,  I’m getting used to the changes.  The biggest challenge I had was giving up the Windows start menu which I fixed by using something called Classic Shell until I get used to the new Metro interface.

I’ll be talking about Windows 8 and some of the things that I’ve been through more later.

Happy weekend!

Stephen V Noe, CRM Architect & Trainer

About stephenvnoe

CRM & XRM solution architect and project lead. I provide CRM design, services, mentoring & support to all manner of front office solutions and CRM projects.
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1 Response to Windows 8 on an iPad? Really?

  1. Brad says:

    Thanks I have the same RDP app and tested on win8. Works like a charm on iPhone too.


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