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

3.0 out of 5
169 Ratings
169 Ratings
QuadraQ ,

Overall good, but....

My main problem with this version is the way it handles the cursor control. It appears to be emulating a touch screen interface because trying to select portions of text become difficult with a mouse. It will "jump" to select an entire word or make it difficult to select a whole block of text. And this is when I'm using a regular mouse, so there's really no reason for it to do this. As a developer this can be very frustraing. When I'm using my Mac or sitting in front of the actual PC this doesn't happen - only when using RDP.

M. J. Anderson ,

Deprecated: Use MS Remote Desktop 10

MS Remote Desktop 8 has been deprecated and, as of the time of this writing, MS Remote Desktop 10 should be used instead.

I reached this application from the Apple Store application as a recommendation in the Develop >> More Helpful Tool. Makes me a little skeptical of the quality of the other recommendations.


No Split screen

Useless without split screen. THe older version wolrs correctly.


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