Internet Explorer is the most widely used web browser and today Microsoft is announcing RemoteIE to bring the latest version of IE to Windows, Mac OS X, iOS, and Android devices. No, the software giant isn’t releasing a new version of its browser for every platform, instead it’s making available a new free service called “RemoteIE”, which works via Azure RemoteApp running on Windows Server Remote Desktop Service infrastructure to allow you to run Internet Explorer on pretty much any operating system including Windows 10 Technical Preview an earlier, OS X, iOS, and in Android as well without you having to use a virtual machine.
Microsoft isn’t trying to get you use Internet Explorer on every device either, though they might have already thought about it, rather it’s a new service that will make it a lot easier for developers to create products that work on IE and test them regardless the platform they are using.
This new service not only works with the latest Technical Preview of Windows 10, but developers running Windows 7 will also be able to test their web designs using RemoteIE without having to install a new operating system or create a virtual machine. The same goes for those users on Apple and Android’s operating systems as they can use their iPads or Android tablets run the latest version of Internet Explorer.
It’s all good but there are a few limits: For example, the version of the browser doesn’t run as smooth as the native version, each session using RemoteIE has a limit of 60 minutes; if the session idles for 10 minutes, you’ll be automatically logged out to save server resources.