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 8.0.20
• Security update: Supporting OpenSSL 1.0.1p
It works … but
This app works and that’s great — I now can do away with Windows at home and just use my Mac. I occasionally need to remote into my office computer from my home Mac. However, this app is not easy to use: I actually talked to my IT support; they recommended CISCO AnyConnect for Mac program installed in addition to this app in order to work. You’d also need your vpn and remote computer information from IT support. One more thing, when password expires periodically, you’d need to edit the configuration in this app to update password.
I rate it as a “3”: it solves a big problem but not so easy to use (maybe read my comments above first).
Exactly what I’ve wanted all along
This is really the app I’ve been waiting for. Mac at home, a million windows machines at work. YES, you may need a VPN (I do), but once that is connected, I end up sitting there on my work PC doing anything I’d do locally. It’s bad because it makes me work too much! XD
Anyway, great program. Microsoft has really been killing it recently in the Mac support department. Very nice.
Be smart about it.
I downloaded this and have been using it for months on three different Macs. I use it to connect to my Windows server on a regular basis. Can’t get it to connect using host name, but IP works great. I suggest setting a static IP as is a standard for most servers and it provides a more stable connection.