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Microsoft Remote Desktop 8.0

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

We're improving our app - learn more!

What's New in Version 8.0.43

General bug fixes.


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Customer Reviews

May be lacking a few features but it works really well

Reading all of the other reviews I realize that this app doesn’t get the love it deserves. It’s frustrating that you have to define and save a connection before using it, but it’s SO head and shoulders above Microsoft’s own Remote Desktop.

Scales for high DPI clients well. It’s super-stable, and it’s fast. I run paralllels on my MBP and default to using this over the native client every time.

I can’t find fault since it works every time, and works well. The ideas put forth here by other reviewers would genuinely improve it so hopefully they’re given consideration.

Unreliable and Constant Issues

Since this is one of the only clients out there, it makes it tough to complain. Like complaining about cold oatmeal whn you are starving.

The app will not close a connection once opened. You either have to have someone login as you from another computer to kick you out or Force Quit the app. Clicking close the connection or closing the actual app does nothing. You will get an error when you eventually force quit or kick yourself out.

Thereare many UX/UI issues, but at this point, I am willing to overlook them, I simply want it to work as expected for the basic connection and disconnection.

Remote audio seems to have died

In the last minute after writing that title, I investigated a little further and it looks like it’s just Firefox that’s not giving audio over a remote session. I’ll leave this review for now in the off chance that it’s a Microsoft issue.

Edit: Nevermind, I found that it’s a known issue in Firefox 56. I’ve changed my rating to reflect this. There is a workaround for those intersted (but involves weakening a security setting). I won’t repeat it here.

Microsoft Remote Desktop 8.0
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  • Free
  • Category: Business
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  • Version: 8.0.43
  • Size: 14.9 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: OS X 10.9 or later, 64-bit processor

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