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Vt and ms tablet

Vt and ms tablet

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Am thinking of getting an ms tablet and would like to run vt transaction on it. From what I can see I'd have to get the more expensive one. Any views?

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By Captainblack
15th May 2013 07:15

Beware the RT

The RT software is very limiting and sales have been poor. If Surface then get the full model but also perhaps consider Lenovo? Don't know anything about running VT on tablets though.

Captain

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By merlyn
15th May 2013 07:41

Not RT

RT is designed to run on ARM processors and as such does not allow you to run the same software you would on a normal PC or laptop.

So will have to be the more expensive tablet running a full version of Windows 8 I'm afraid, if VT will run properly on Windows 8 is something you will need to ask the vendor.

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By vtsoftware
15th May 2013 09:14

MS Surface Pro tablet

You need the more expensive one, MS Surface Pro as that runs standard Windows desktop applications. All VT's apps run well in Windows 8.

I have not seen Surface Pro in real life but it does look cool.

Philip Hodgson
VT Software

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By Henry Osadzinski
15th May 2013 09:27

RT vs. Prohttps://www.accountingweb.co.uk/blog-post/review-dell-x

We recently reviewed a Windows RT tablet and did find the OS to be quite limited. While we haven't had the chance to try out a Surface Pro device, we have heard good things about them and it sounds like it's the platform to go to if you're interested in a Windows tablet. 

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By 0098087
15th May 2013 13:22

Thanks everyone

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By 0098087
15th May 2013 13:26

Though I wish we could run it on the ipad!

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By merlyn
15th May 2013 13:32

citrix
Using citrix you can run any windows app on an ipad and droid tablet.

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By dogsbreath
16th May 2013 10:47

Remote Desktop Protocol

Or any other Remote Desktop Protocol application including LogMeIn,  VNC,  or RDP -- all of which run on an iPad (and I guess Android).

One doesn't need Citrix for this.

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By merlyn
16th May 2013 10:59

VNC/RDP

RDP is ok if you are running terminal server, Logmein, VNC etc all require a PC to be left running for you to remote control so not really ideal.

Citrix was just an example of a method you can use to run any application you like on a tablet.

Also there is a proper Citrix Client available for IPAD/Android so you get the full functionality like right mouse click etc. VNC and the other options aren't quite so tidy, but can be used for firms which don't have proper thin client available.

 

 

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By Hosted Accountants Ltd
20th May 2013 09:17

Go Hosted....

Or get a cloud based server from us (other vendors are available) so you can run all your desktop software including Excel and VT from any device - Android tablet, iPad, client's PC, etc.

Also takes away the headache of backup and disaster recovery.

Dan

www.hostedaccountants.co.uk

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By terry morris
23rd May 2013 12:02

VT

I have recently purchased an HP Envy tablet/computer..Probably expensive at £799 but I find it very handy to use sitting on my lap whilst also watching the news etc. Windows 8 no problem and it runs the same as any laptop including VT. 

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By nathan666
23rd May 2013 12:33

"RDP is ok if you are running

"RDP is ok if you are running terminal server, Logmein, VNC etc all require a PC to be left running for you to remote control so not really ideal."

Log me in you can turn the pc on, even if its off - least you could last time I used it. You still need a pc somewhere but you don't have to worry about whether it is on or off.

 

 

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By merlyn
23rd May 2013 12:44

logmein
As logmein needs the host PC to be connected to the internet and the agent running, if the computer was switched off neither of these would be possible.

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By nathan666
23rd May 2013 13:01

All set? Any computer in your

All set? Any computer in your account that is ready for Wake On LAN will show the Switch on this computer button. Click the button to wake the computer. It may take several minutes for the computer to wake.

From logmein website.

 

 

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By merlyn
23rd May 2013 13:13

Not really
You can only use this feature if you have another computer on the same network switched on and running logmein so it can send the WOL command to the switched off PC. So you still need at least one pc switched on and running logmein all the time.

Also from the logmein website -

Review this checklist to ensure that you will be able to use the Wake On LAN feature.

Is there at least one other computer on the same network that is both powered on and running LogMeIn Free or Pro?

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By nathan666
24th May 2013 12:57

Probably - all i remember is that I have switched on computers that were off, i'm no techie!

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By merlyn
24th May 2013 15:02

Wake on LAN

Yeah you can do it, but you need to have another computer running LogMeIn up and running on the same network. 

The way it works is that the powered on PC sends the "wake up" command to the other computer as that command can only be sent by a PC on the same local network and not via the internet. 

Quite a neat solution if you are using LogMeIn to control a few machines on a network, but not much help if it's just the one.

Also doesn't work if you have any pre-boot authentication such as hard disk encryption due to these stopping the PC from booting it's operating system until the correct password is entered, so the LogMeIn agent doesn't get to start.

 

 

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