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

3.6 out of 5
39 Ratings
39 Ratings
Ste.Loz ,

8 and 10 are both great!

I resisted upgrading to 10 for ages, but i am happy now that i have, yes they are slightly different, but give 10 a chance!
8 has servered me well, but i will stay with 10 thanks :)

GooseBeaks ,

Far better than version 10

There are some longstanding issues with this version, as it seems that Microsoft have abandoned active development in favour of the new version 10.

This version works far better than version 10 does; while it does have some flaws (a failure to quit properly being the most obvious) it lets me work the way I need to, which version 10 does not.

Retiring this version before 10 is properly functional is a terrible decision.


I prefer this to the newer version

I prefer this to the newer Remote Desktop 10, which has crashed on me repeatedly, whereas Version 8 hasn’t.
Now a silly banner has been added to inform me it’s being depreciated. Not cool.


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13.9 MB
OS X 10.9 or later, 64-bit processor
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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