Azure Remote App XP

I have just started testing Microsoft Azure and have setup a Remote App.  Everything seems to be working great.  We have about 65, single user locations that will be using this remote app.  About 20 of our locations are still running XP.  Azure's claim to fame is that it will run on any device.  Well, apparently not on XP.  We are upgrading our machines, slowly, but I need this remote app to work if at all possible until we can get everything upgraded.  Is there a work around to make Azure remote app work on an XP machine?

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Cliff GaliherCommented:
Azure's claim to fame is that it'll work on any *supported* OS.  Microsoft has released RDP clients for newer OSX and iOS, but you'd have the same problem running remoteapp on an old Mac running OSX Leopard, for example. XP has been out of mainstream support for many years. And out of extended support for over a year. The RDP client that came with it simply doesn't support the minimum security and extensibility protocols that Azure uses, and Microsoft won't let you weaken its security since they do multi=tenancy and would put other customers at risk. There is nothing wrong with telling users they can't use XP in this era of computing.

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