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.
In order to successfully connect to a Windows PC, please read the FAQ first at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn473006.aspx
•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 8.0.13
Well, I was hoping that, with this application, I would be able to RDP to my windows 2008 R2 server, which has 2 accounts on it (administrator and 1 other). Currently I connect to the server from my MAC by using a VM with running Widows 7 on it, then RDP from this. I was hoping I would cut out the need for the VM to access my server. No such luck. I just get the message :-
"Unable to connect to remote PC. Please verify remote desktop is enabled, the remote PC is turned on and available on the network and then try again."
I shall be reverting to my usual approach of using my VM and immediately uninstalling this useless piece of software; I suppose the agument “you get what you pay for” applies only too well. What was I thinking? I should have known better; as should Microsoft. Apple software generally works out of the box; this is a big disappointment.
Perfect for IE Testing
Well, it works perfectly for me!
I use this to connect my Yosemite Mac to a laptop running Windows 8.1. It worked first time, and the performance is almost like using the laptop natively, even at a 2560 x 1440 resolution.