You’ve probably seen all my Mac and iPhone development activity and blog posts, but the RTM of Windows 7 was something I couldn’t just ignore, Windows 7 is huge for Microsoft and it brought back some memories of my old Windows days, back then I created a little gadget called Remote Desktop; I had in mind allowing rapid access to my remote servers and desktops right from the Windows 7’s sidebar.

It’s been well over a year since version 2.1 of the Remote Desktop gadget was released on our former site, and this app summed up a bit over 1,000,000 downloads. It was built streamlined and simple as an extension to the Microsoft’s Remote Desktop Client. Now on version 3.0 I simply added support for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

I decided to share it with our Citrix audience, since we are all about access, and I believe this is can be neat way to connect to your XenApp servers.


Remote Desktop Gadget can be downloaded straight to your Windows 7’s sidebar. No extra software or component is required.

Remote Desktop Feature Set

  • Version 3.0:

    • Choose from 3 Themes
    • Dropdown list of server history
    • Favorites list
    • Manageable server history
    • Compact docked interface
    • Expandable docked interface
    • Support for Windows 7
    • Support for Windows Server 2008 R2

Download:  Remote Desktop Gadget 3.0

Enjoy this little app, and if you need support ping me on twitter: twitter/GusPinto

Gus Pinto
Microsoft MVP