I've found myself having to develop within a virtual environment, tending to use Remote Desktop to connect, however find it difficult mainly due to alerts, and I'm wondering if there is a way around this technically.
I generally run remote desktop full screen, spanning two monitors. However what I find is that I don't get alerts through from my host (such as email, IM). I tend not to wear headphones while working so generally sound notifications aren't suitable.
Does anyone know of a way to ensure that I'm notified when important things happen? Such as ensuring notifications always pop-up on top of remote desktop etc?
Please note that for my situation (and I'm sure this is common) I can't install these notification systems on the remote desktop client. Currently I'm developing against SharePoint which requires a Server OS installation, but according to the EULA I can't install email clients etc. and anything that isn't directly considered as developing.