Wednesday 9 May 2012

Streaming RemoteDesktops via images

Bob Craven posted a series of blogs in 2009 that provide a very nice solution for streaming RemoteDesktops (and probably applications).

Here is how he does it:

  • take fast screenshots of the desktop
  • figure out what part of the image changed (when compared with the previous one)
  • share that image via WCF
  • push that info to clients
He has a PoC using both a Windows app and ASP.NET app (yes, streaming over the web :) )

Here are his amazing posts on this topic:

Note: on the topic of remote access this VNC# client library seems quite powerful