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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 8.0.38

- The list of new resolutions wasn't showing up when you upgraded from version 8.0.36.
- Adobe applications were crashing when you tried to use them as RemoteApps.
- Black borders showed up when you used Office applications as RemoteApps on Windows Server 2016.

Want to see a list of the latest changes? Click Help > What's new. (We don't show the changes at upgrade anymore.)


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Customer Reviews

They broke more things than they fixed.

The latest update of the app will now open RDP sessions way off center on the screen, you then have to drag the session back up so you can use it.

More generally, somehow they still can’t get a multi tabbed interface on this like most other RDP solutions. And like other reviews mentioned, you still can’t put connections in folders.

Also, integration with Windows 10 DPI settings is non-existent. Windows 10 leaves the DPI choice up to the connecting client settings, which only seems to work from a windows 10 client. So of course, from the Mac they leave it as default, with no ability to change it. The result is a super tiny user experience if using higher resolutions. The only workaround is to use lower resolutions, which makes things look crappy, or keep using windows 7 for your hosts.

Update… 8.0.38 and still many bugs.

A little buggy and ugly

Had my fair share of connection issues when using this with Server 2007 but problems fixed themselves when I switched to server 2012. Seems to be working okay now though.

The icon is also pretty horrible. I know this doesnt impact functionaluty but I really appreciate a decent Icon since I have to see this on my dock all the time.

Works flawlessly

I don’t know what people are complaining about! It works flawlessly for me!

Microsoft Remote Desktop
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  • Free
  • Category: Business
  • Updated:
  • Version: 8.0.38
  • Size: 14.8 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: OS X 10.9 or later, 64-bit processor

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