If you need to start working from home, yet continue to access your workplace computer, here are a couple of options:

Chrome Remote Desktop is fairly easy to set up, as long as you have the Google Chrome browser on both computers. First, sign into both browsers with the same Google account. Then, visit this website and set up the remote access: https://remotedesktop.google.com/

Teamviewer is another option, also free for personal use. After installing it, you’ll want to turn the “Grant Easy Access” option on, and create an account with Teamviewer. Chrome Remote Desktop is a plain vanilla solution, and just works. Teamviewer has more options and abilities under the hood, but the trade-off is that you’ll get occasioanal pop-ups and sales messages from the program.

Any way you go about this, you should check your office computer’s power settings, to make sure it doesn’t go to sleep. Some remote control programs know how to wake up your computer, but I find it more reliable to simply to go to Start -> Settings -> Power & Sleep and change “PC Goes to Sleep” to “Never”.

And, of course, only set this up if it is permitted by your employer!