Here is the first tutorial with Raspberry Pi, remotely connecting from your micro computer to your laptop (just using its screen and keyboard) this will make your experience easy and comfortable, without cables, extra accessories and more to occupy your desk.
In this tutorial will be explain how to use a Raspberry Pi remotely with two programs: Putty and Remote Desktop.
Remember that you have to configure your Raspberry Pi for the first time with the "traditional" method (monitor connected via HDMI), you must know your IP address. A direct connection is required to access, from the Raspberry Pi terminal, to your pc informations.
Putty is a software for Microsoft Windows used to the remote menagment of informatic systems, is open source, and for the Windows version it looks like this:
With Putty you won't have a desktop interface, but you can just control your Raspberry Pi via terminal.
First of all you have to find your Raspberry Pi ip addres, to do this read the article about it.
Now look at the Host Name section, here you need to write your Raspberry Pi ip address. Select the SSH connection and click the Open button. Now the software will open the terminal window, and it will look like this:
The software will ask you for your credentials, the username and your password. The default credentials are probably: username: pi, password: raspberry or raspberrypi, but you can change it in the settings or during the installation of the OS.
You can now access your Raspberry Pi terminal, awsome!
This method is simple as the Putty method. Just two thing you need to do: turn on your Raspberry Pi with the "traditional" method (monitor via HDMI), open the terminal and type:
You're now in the Raspberry Pi software configuration tool, go to Interface Options and click on it. Now go to VNC, select it and enable it. Then move to Finish and click it.
The VNC connection is now possible, but only one step remains: installing the libraries to enable the connection between your PC and your Raspberry Pi.
Open the terminal and paste the following command lines:
apt-get install xrdp
apt-get instal tightvncserver
Now reboot your Raspberry Pi, but remind to find your IP address first (click here if you don't know how to do it).
Open Remote Desktop on your PC, it is pre-installed, so no extra work.
Once opened, type your Raspberry Pi address (here the guide to find it) next to Computer. Then, click on Connect. A blue window will open, enter your credentials (username, probably pi, and password, probably raspberry or raspberrypi).
Well, you're in.