Y'all might be able to us my regkey hack to set lower-resolution 3:2 aspect ratio modes:
Just tried it at 1440x900 after importing the registry file. A little more screen real estate than the typical 1366x768 laptop, but still very readable on the desktop and you can toggle back to full 1920x1080 for videos or anything else you want at full resolution relatively easily.
This is the best fix so far for local desktop scaling.
I just tried it with the default Remote Desktop desktop application (mstsc.exe), but unfortunately the local display settings do not carry through to the Remote Desktop. So the remote session screen is at what looks like 1920x1280. No scrolling, but text and icons in the remote session look too small for me and probably many of our users.
To make both the local and remote session scaled up to be easy to read and touch, this can be combined with the Remote Desktop Connection Manager 2.2 suggested earlier. RDCM is clunky to configure, and looks like it's from 1998 but once you have it set up the way you want, you save the configuration file so you don't need to do it again. We could probably distribute a pre-configured settings file to users who struggle with small text and tiny UI at default settings.
To avoid having scroll bars in the remote session I had to set RDCM at 1024x768 which is lower resolution than I wanted and leaves wasted screen real estate unused in black bars on the sides of the remote session screen. I hoped I could match the local 1440x900 resolution in RDCM, but you have to scroll vertically and horizontally at that resolution for some reason.