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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
In order to successfully connect to a Windows PC, please read the FAQ first at

•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

What's New in Version 8.0.15

•Fix for issues with Alt key shortcuts
•Improvements to input types support of Asian languages (IME)


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Customer Reviews

Nice basic RDP client, but...

Folder redirection appears to be broken in this release, and I think it has been for a while. You can enable redirection, give your folder a name, point the client to the path you want shared with the RDP server, and the folder never shows up under My Computer on the remote system, and it never shows up under \\tsclient. I know MS and Apple don’t get along, but this is just junk.

Update Breaks core functionality

After this update the app no longer opens monitor you set it to, and if you move the window over it does not scale to fit the monitor correctly. Leave it to Microsoft to fix a minor bug and introduce major bugs. Give us back the functionality we had before.

Works great on 2008 R2, not so great on 2012

We just upgraded one of our servers to 2012 R2 and i am unable to connect from my mac. The desktop briefly flashes then nothing but a black screen.
No issues with older versions of windows.

Microsoft Remote Desktop
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  • Free
  • Category: Business
  • Updated:
  • Version: 8.0.15
  • Size: 14.2 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: OS X 10.7 or later, 64-bit processor

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