Use the new Microsoft Remote Desktop app to connect to a remote PC or virtual apps and desktops made available by your administrator. The app helps you be productive no matter where you are.

Configure your PC for remote access first by download the Remote Desktop assistant to your PC and let it do the work for you:

• Access remote PCs running Windows Professional or Enterprise and Windows Server
• Access remote resources published by your IT administrator
• Connect remotely through a Remote Desktop Gateway
• Secure connection to your data and applications
• Streamlined management of your connections from the connection center
• High quality video and audio streaming

Learn more about remote desktop apps at:

What’s New

Version 10.2.9

In this release we fixed an RD gateway connectivity issue that can occur when server redirection takes place. We also addressed an RD gateway regression caused by the 10.2.8 update.

Please keep the feedback coming. We read it all. If you encounter any errors, you can always contact us via Help > Report an Issue.

Ratings and Reviews

2.7 out of 5
63 Ratings
63 Ratings
jderpak ,

CPU Usage is WAY up, and Doesn’t support Retina screens

I’m shocked that the new version still does not support remote connections with “retina” resolution. It is possible to smoothly render remote 2k and 4k desktops using Remote Desktop on Windows, but the Mac version remains artificially low res.

Worse than that though, doing the same tasks, Activity Monitor reports this new version uses 2-4x as much CPU as the previous version (with the square icon). I noticed this when my 2016 Macbook got HOT using the app… it had always remained at room temperature no matter what when using the old version.

I hope that this is merely an error on Microsoft’s part, but given some of the things the company has done lately, it’s hard to rule out the possibility that they’re doing things other than remote desktop with those CPU cycles.

shabmirsh ,

Too slow on MacOS Mojave

I just updated my MacOS to Mojave. I'm using Microsoft Remote Desktop 10.2.1 and its response time is too slow. Drawing windows, typing, and pretty much everything is really slow. I didn't have any problem with RDP 10.2.1 in MacOS Sierra.

digs-i-doo ,

Crashes on open using El Capitan

This application crashes immediately when I launch it using OS X El Capitan. I installed Remote Desktop using version 8, rather than 10 - and it worked. I thought I would let you guys know.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for reporting this. Can you please mail us at so we can figure out what is causing the crash on your system.


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18.7 MB

OS X 10.11 or later, 64-bit processor



Age Rating
Rated 4+
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