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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 8.0.37

We have made the following updates:
•Security enhancement: When you connect to desktops and apps that redirect local resources to the remote session, you need to grant permission for Remote Desktop to access those resources.
•Connections established from an RDP file or URI scheme are now automatically imported into the Connection Center
•New menu icons
•More default resolutions available based on user feedback
•Fixed an issue with the URI schema where pipes (|) were not parsed correctly


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Customer Reviews

It works good, but tired of the frequent updates...

Microsoft Remote Desktop works good but I get tired of the frequent updates. Half of the time when my Mac announces there are software updates available, it’s Microsoft Remote Desktop. But then, it's a Microsoft product. Their engineer’s bonuses must be based on how many releases they generate. It doesn’t stop work but it is annoying.

Good but needs work

This is was a great program until this last update caused the application to fail when closing from multi window to a single window. there are times i need it to connect to multple servers and this has made it impossible, when this is fixed it will be perfect.

It works for RDP access to windows systems.

I am a Linux System Admin that now manages the companys windows systems. This app works really well with some small issues that can eaisly be worked around. The biggest thing holding this app from getting 4 or 5 stars is the lack of ability to group like systems. We have servers and desktops spread accross 5 different locations it would be nice to be able to group locations and like systems..

Microsoft Remote Desktop
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  • Free
  • Category: Business
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  • Version: 8.0.37
  • Size: 14.8 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: OS X 10.9 or later, 64-bit processor

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