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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 8.0.33

•Fixed an issue with connections using a Gateway where an absolute URL was required.

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

VERSION: 8.0.19 to 8.0.33

I guess I cant write a new review for every version so I will just keep updating my old one with revisions:

Version 8.0.33 - Broken Again.
Microsoft repeated its blunder from Version 8.0.19 and broke connectivity to Windows Home Server, and 2003 based Systems.
Everything else works OK.
I reccomend Using OLD beta Version or Keep using the 8.0.20 Until they fix it/if they fix it.

Version 8.0.20 - Currently appears to be stable.
Server connection functionality has been restored. I can connect to my servers.
Windows 7 PC connection appears to be stable - no issues connecting to my W7 Systems.
Not Tested on XP or Winsows 10.

Version 8.0.19 - Security settings/Or whatever killed ability to connect to the Server Based Systems.
Was almost completley unusable - other than connecting to W7 PCs.
Had to Use the BETA version to connect to my servers.

Huge Letdown

It’s unfortunate how much of a letdown this app is. It will always add multiple desktops even if you dont want it, you cannot add different resolutions, you cannot transfer files, when you open a .rdp file you still have to enter the password. I would highly recommend the app CoRD (you can find it on the sourceforge website) It has a much better UI, better window management AND you can transfer files from your machine. Its hasnt been updated for 3 years and it is still way better than Microsoft Remote Desktop.

Works on Win Server 2008 r2

A little tricky to understand at the begining, but after I realize you also have to configure you gateway server its works flawless, the only thing i still miss form the PC version is the possibility to copy files from Windows to Mac.

Microsoft Remote Desktop
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  • Free
  • Category: Business
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  • Version: 8.0.33
  • Size: 14.3 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: OS X 10.9 or later, 64-bit processor

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