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Following on from my post re 2 screens i have turned my mind to remote access. I have used gotomypc logmein and team viewer but they are all beaten by remoting thru google chrome . Whats not to like now i can buy a chrome book

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By SXGuy
19th Feb 2020 17:59

I just used windows remote desktop.

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By carnmores
19th Feb 2020 18:25

do you need windows pro for that?

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By ketteringUK
19th Feb 2020 18:33

yes. the main issue is that on occasions windows 10 does the updates and restarts itself. Another thing is if you don't have cable or static ip then you might notice that the IP changes from time to time so you will have to open rdc and amend the ip.

for us one drive pro works better as can access the docs, etc from a company laptops.

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By carnmores
19th Feb 2020 18:47

yes i use one drive its great and there is an android app for it that i also have on my phone. on the move i can save everything to the cloud and free much needed space on my windows 10 laptop

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By SXGuy
19th Feb 2020 19:36

I use one drive encrypted with boxcryptor on my work pc and remote desktop when I'm at home.
My works Internet is a static I.p so I have no issues with keeping a connection.

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By Wanderer
19th Feb 2020 18:07

Chrome remote desktop is brilliant, they've improved it a lot with the latest version in the last 2-3 months.

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By ireallyshouldknowthisbut
19th Feb 2020 18:26

you don't need a chrome book to use google chrome, you can download the browser for free onto most devices.

We use it for remote access into the office and its pretty good and stops my assistant having to come in so much during half term etc without dumping too much grindy stuff on my desk.

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By carnmores
19th Feb 2020 18:36

sorry i dint make my self clear i am running it on windows 10, but rather than buy a new expensive laptop just a cheap light and cheerful chromebook will do the trick, most of my software is online apart from payroll manager so its a no brainer if online office 365 works tho i only really need excel and outlook

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By ketteringUK
19th Feb 2020 18:36

i love this comment! :)

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By Cloudcounter
20th Feb 2020 08:35

I've gone full circle on remote access. I used various remote access tools in the past (some over painfully slow dial up connections) but then went for it full on by using Hosted Accountants. That worked well for a few years, but when we took it on we had all programs on the desktop. Gradually, nearly everything went in to the cloud - Taxfiler, our CRM system, Xero and Taxcalc offer a solution to host data in the cloud, so I gave up the Hosted System. No need to access my work machine as all spreadsheets and documents can be copied into Dropbox or Google Drive and the ones that I use personally are all on Google Drive in any event

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