I find that I prefer working on my Raspberry Pi via SSH. This is how it is done.
1) Make sure that SSH is enabled on your Raspberry Pi
2) Find out the IP address of your Raspberry. I usually scan my network with Fing to find the Raspberry. In case you have access to the console you can also type the following command:
it will show the network adapters and the assigned ip-address.
3) Download & Install Putty. It is not really an Install as you can run the putty.exe directly.
4) The Putty window opens
Enter the Raspberry Pi IP address, select SSH as connection type and under the menu item “Window” –> “Translation” select UTF-8
Click “Open” and you’re ready to log on.
Standard user = pi
Standard password = raspberry