Use the new Microsoft Remote Desktop app to connect to a remote PC or virtual apps and desktops made available by your administrator. The app helps you be productive no matter where you are.

Configure your PC for remote access first by download the Remote Desktop assistant to your PC and let it do the work for you:

• Access remote PCs running Windows Professional or Enterprise and Windows Server
• Access remote resources published by your IT administrator
• Connect remotely through a Remote Desktop Gateway
• Secure connection to your data and applications
• Streamlined management of your connections from the connection center
• High quality video and audio streaming

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What's New

Version 10.1.7

We’ve been at it again, working hard to make this app better with each release. In this version we addressed the following issues:
• Made security fixes to incorporate CredSSP encryption oracle remediation updates as described in CVE-2018-0886.
• Improved RemoteApp icon and mouse cursor rendering to address reported mispaints.
• Addressed issues where RemoteApp windows appeared behind the Connection Center.
• Fixed a crash that occurred when editing local resources after an import from Remote Desktop 8.
• Pressing ENTER on a desktop tile will now initiate the connection.
• When full screen, CMD+M will now correctly map to WIN+M.
• The Connection Center, Preferences and About windows now respond to CMD+M.
• Pressing ENTER from the "Adding Remote Resources" sheet now starts feed discovery.
• Fixed an issue where a new remote resource feed would show up empty in the Connection Center until refresh.

Please keep the feedback coming. If you encounter any errors, you can contact us via Help > Report an Issue.

Ratings and Reviews

3.6 out of 5

124 Ratings

124 Ratings

Good tool with potential to be great


Definitely speedier than the 8.0 version, with a few minor UI glitches. When I hit view connection center in full view, I get locked into the remote session and have to quit (Cmd-Q) the app to get back to the Mac desktop. Also when I first launched the app, all of my connections were missing. I assumed I would have to rebuild them like the transition from MS Office 2011 Remote Desktop to Remote Desktop 8. I was surprised when I found the import option under the connections menu. The only improvement I would make is to ask on first launch if you want to import from Remote Desktop 8. If you are using Remote Desktop 8, I recommend this upgrade.

Update 1: The glitch I describe only happens if you pin the Connection Window to the Menu Bar. If it is not pinned it works just like Remote Desktop 8.0 and allows you to get back to the Mac Desktop without quiting. I like the Pinned menu, but until this is fixed, I need to leave it unpinned.

Developer Response

Please mail us at as we would like to better understand the pinning issue that you are hitting (so we can fix it if its a bug).

Getting Better- Still Some User Interface Issues


We are a Microsoft partner who delivers a SAS app to 100’s of users via remote desktop and remote app. More than half of our users are on Mac’s and use Microsoft Remote Desktop.
We have found Version 10 much harder to setup on users desktops because unlike the prior version where most of the information was in one place - now its spread around via access to dropdowns and in various locations. When we first started using this we had cursor disappearance and mysterious disconnects - and couldnt seem to get support

It seems that they have been working hard to bring this up to speed and improve support. We started retesting and found the most current release to be much more stable - just dont try to open a full session screen on a 5K iMac in High Sierra yet.

Developer Response

We have the v.10 app in the Store so you can use it and iron out these issues. Please contact us so we can work with you to resolve problems before the v.8 app is pulled from the Store. You can mail us at There is also a Slack MacAdmins group you can join to work with us 1:1 to get up and running.

Fantastic new version; however, please check on RemoteApp importing!


The new version is a significant improvement over version 8 offering many usability improvements and new features. Kudos on this new version! The only glitch we’ve encountered is with importing RemoteApp RDP files downloaded from a Remote Desktop Gateway web portal. The old version would allow you to import them and then you could add folder redirection in the properties. The new version gives an error saying “We couldn’t import any of your desktops because all the files are invalid.” The same files work on version 8 perfectly. If you try to import the RemoteApp from the old version, it converts it into a Desktop connection instead of an App connection. Besides that nuance, the new version is fantastic!


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