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.

Pierre Mercier ,

This Version 8 is awesome ! version 10 is not working properly

Version 8 works like a charm but will not be supported longer so I tried version 10 to connect to my windows server 2012 with 5 cal users but my accounting software now tells me that it cant accept multiple terminal server connection. Back to version 8 everything works fine ! help !!


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13.9 MB

OS X 10.9 or later, 64-bit processor



Age Rating
Rated 4+
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