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
We're improving our app - learn more! http://aka.ms/rdmac-preview
What's New in Version 8.0.26
- Fixed an issue where the Windows log-in screen displays during Azure RemoteApp sign-in.
- New: When you open RDP connections from a file or URL, the connection is saved in the Connection Center list.
Don't know how to configure your PC to access it remotely? Download the RDP assistant on your Windows PC and let it do the work for you: http://aka.ms/rdassistant
I connect to a Windows 2008 server and a Windows 7 box and it works fine. No complaints.
Would be really, really nice to have the option to map the command key to the control key. It’s reflex to type command-x for copy instead of ctrl-x. Same for command-s, command-p, command-v, etc. It would be nice if remote desktop recognized the standard subset of application commands and automatically translated them into the Windows ctrl key equivalent. Or even if you could just set an option that whenever the command key was pressed, send the ctrl key instead.
Used for years but now it crashes
I’ve used whatever the current version was of this app for years and was pretty happy with it (for a free app), but the last 2 updates have been disastrous. My once stable connections now freeze and drop often just seconds after I connect. If I’m lucky I get maybe a minute. This is consistent across 5 different machines that I have connected successfully to for a long time, and nothingi has changed recently on their end. When you have work to do, its debilitating.
As soon as I downloaded this app it just worked. I am surprised to find that I much prefer the Mac version to the Windows version of Microsoft Remote Desktop - the Mac version is faster, cleaner and easier to configure and use. Easy 5 stars for me!