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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
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
•Support for Azure RemoteApp

We're improving our app - learn more!

What's New in Version 8.0.31

•Security: We are changing the folder permissions for the Remote Desktop application back to the default permissions. With the last release, the app was granted write permissions to all directories and files in the user’s directory. We recommend upgrading to this version to correct this issue.

We are improving our app. Test drive the new experience and share your feedback:
Don't know how to configure your PC to access it remotely? Download the Remote Desktop assistant on your Windows PC and let it do the work for you:


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Customer Reviews

Much better than the old version that comes with office

If you are getting connection issues with the old version that comes with office, this seems like the fix. I have no issues now using this version. Microsoft, please bundle this with office or create a dialog box during installation so users are aware it exists.

New version keeps disconnecting and reconnecting

I have been using this app successfully to connect my Mac (Yosemite) to my office PC (Windows 8.1) for 5 months. After the update today, I am no longer able to stay connected. I can log in fine, but within 1 to 2 minutes am disconnected. The app does automatically reconnect, but I get disconnected again after a minute or two. It is impossible to do any work on my remote computer because I cannot stay connected long enough. Any suggestions?

Total POS!!!

The app stopped functioning properly after update 8.0.12. Every version since then will successfully connect to a black screen or a frozen screen. I was keeping version 8.0.12 docked but it now updates automatically to the latest version which doesn’t work. The only way I’ve been able to use this crap is to keep the old version in my downloads folder and launch the app from my downloads folder whenever I want to use it.

Microsoft Remote Desktop
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  • Free
  • Category: Business
  • Updated:
  • Version: 8.0.31
  • Size: 14.2 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: OS X 10.9 or later, 64-bit processor

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