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Microsoft Remote Desktop

By Microsoft Corporation

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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
In order to successfully connect to a Windows PC, please read the FAQ first at

•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
•Support for Azure RemoteApp

What's New in Version 8.0.18

Fix for issues with concurrent connections using Gateway on Windows Server 2012 editions.


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Customer Reviews

It works - amazingly!

Well, this app actually does seem to do what it says. I have to monitor and control a number of machines in geographically diverse locations. Each time (so far) it has worked without issue. It will still never get me back to using MS platforms, but this title seems to do the job.

Great App

One of Microsoft’s better apps for OS X. I find it better to use that the Native Windows RDP client, especially once I memorised the keyboard shortcuts.

It’s a shame there isn’t a “folders” or “groups” to sort the hundreds of connections I have saved. That’s the only reason I’m not giving it 5 stars.

Close on Idle

New ‘feature’ in 8.0.18, it closes idle connections. Yup I understand that that’s a good idea, but at the very least it should be a preference somewhere so you can DISABLE it.

Otherwise … very handy.

Microsoft Remote Desktop
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  • Free
  • Category: Business
  • Updated:
  • Version: 8.0.18
  • Size: 14.3 MB
  • Language: English
  • Developer:

Compatibility: OS X 10.7 or later, 64-bit processor

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