I have a Mac on my LAN that I can reach via SSH emulation from the PC that also has MSVS 14 installed. I also was able to build 'something' using the cmd line MSBUILD without error instructions referenced further down on the web page providing instruction on basic connections in that manner. But Xamarin will not connect via the normal GUI route in MSVS. It sometimes sees the Mac and sometimes doesn't but in either case either explicitly giving the correct IP and login credentials the login fails.
I'm no newbie to IT and I am trying to do a simple evaluation of the product for a major project and so far, I've spent a couple of days on and off messing with this and it's flat not working. I have not written one single meaningful line of code in this yet...so far I am not particularly impressed with this level of overhead and fussing. I would appreciate any thoughts on the topic.
PS - I thought in the trial version (for evaluation purposes) you were supposed to get access to iOS tools in Xamarin Studio. I saw it install when I ran the installer for Windows, but there is no option when creating a project to include iOS, only Android is available, in spite of what the online tutorial says.