Microsoft brings remote PC control to Windows Phone 8.1

Windows Phone ┬ájust joined the platforms that Microsoft(s msft) supports with a remote control app for accessing a PC from a handset. The company quietly introduced the free Remote Desktop Preview software in the Windows Phone store on Wednesday and ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley spotted it. Microsoft first brought a secure remote access app to competing platforms — namely iOS(s aapl) and Android(s goog) — last year, so this new preview app closes the circle by giving Microsoft’s own Windows Phone users the same functionality: Full, secure access to a remote computer for viewing data or running apps on the small screen