With the Microsoft Remote Desktop app, you can connect to a remote PC and your work resources from almost anywhere. Experience the power of Windows with RemoteFX in a Remote Desktop client designed to help you get your work done wherever you are.

Getting Started
Configure your PC for remote access first. Download the RDP assistant to your PC and let it do the work for you:
Learn more about remote desktop apps here:

•Access to remote resources through the Remote Desktop Gateway
•Secure connection to your data and applications with breakthrough Network Layer Authentication (NLA) technology
•Simple management of all remote connections from the connection center
•High quality video and sound streaming with improved compression and bandwidth usage
•Easy connection to multiple monitors or projectors for presentations
•Print from Windows applications to any printer configured on your Mac
•Access local files on your Mac from your Windows applications

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What’s New

Version 8.0.44

This update adds a dismissible banner to the app UI to message the fact that the client will be deprecated soon. You can start using the new version of Remote Desktop today by downloading Microsoft Remote Desktop 10 from the App Store.

Ratings and Reviews

3.2 out of 5
23 Ratings
23 Ratings
tonychung ,

Why deprecate the best app?

Hey MICROSOFT — I’ve been using RDC v8 for the past year and it’s great! Thinking the upgrade would be better, I downloaded RDC v10 and used it to access our AWS VMs. The text is too blurry, regardless of the scaling settings. I went back to RDC v8 and everything’s fine. I will not be using the upgraded RDC v10 client until the display issue is fixed. Thanks.

Sergenikov ,

Breaks clipboard on Mac

Whenever I run this application on Sierra it breaks my Mac’s clipboard. If I copy and paste within my Mac it copies text I want plus a huge number of empty lines between lines I copied. It’s completely unusable because of that unless you stop using copy and paste. It’s disappointing because otherwise it’s a good app.

kalto ,

Still buggy after all these years….

Still the same bugs after all these years, even if I reported most of them in the feedback. I guess Microsoft just doesn’t read those feedback. I guess they don’t read these review either…
- All of my saved session with a different resolution than my original resolution on my mac start with the title bar (the one used to move the window around, you know?) off screen. Unable to move the windows! Nice one!
- If one of youyr session ever disconnect and can’t reconnect, that screen just stay black. No way to get rid of it. Only way is to close the whole app (and all your other session with it). Sometime, I have like 3 or 4 black screens (I’m a sysadmin) that were disconnected at one point waiting for me to kill the whole app but I don’t want to because this means that I will have to reconnect all my other *BEEEP* sessions!
- Whole other bunch of nuisances. Just lost the will to enumerate them all. See the start of this review to know why.


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13.9 MB

OS X 10.9 or later, 64-bit processor



Age Rating
Rated 4+
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