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Microsoft Remote Desktop

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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

Most of the compliants here are due to lack of knowledge.

I’m not sure why people haven’t spent the time to learn the application. Most of the things people are complaining about are in here.

Yes you can create your own resolution. I get 4k over fiber to AWS.

Yes you can limit it to showing one desktop. If you have multi monitors, you can disable that feature.

Yes you can copy between the local and remote machine. First you have to share a folder on your local machine.

It doesn’t need to be able to remap keys. There are plenty of utilities that do just that on Mac os. I use one that remapps based on the application.

RDP is a microsoft technology Apple doesn’t support it natively. Unless they do so, there is no way you can use it to control a Mac.

There is no excuse for running Windows server 2003. Complaining that they haven’t matinted backwards compatiblity with a 13 year old unsupported operating system is rediculous.

Group policy is something that is run on the windows machine. If you don’t know what it is and you get an error message. you need to talk to the person who manages that machine. I means the security policy is misconfigured.

The Best Windows Remote Desktop App

Microsoft has continually updated the App adding features and improvinfg function. It the best remote desktop application on the Mac for controlling Windows computers. I would give this app 5 stars but the biggest problem with the App (for me) is the lack of screen sharing. When you log into a computer remotely it kicks you out if you’re also logged in locally.

Adding screen sharing capability would really make this the best Remote Desktop App period. Another wish list item would be the ability to control Macs as well

Overall this is an excellent app that just keeps getting better, and it’s free! Wherther you use the Mac, or iOS (iPad or iPhone) version the experience is just as good.

Thanks Microsoft!!

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.

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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