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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 8.0.41

We fixed an issue that caused apps to appear distorted when you used remote resources.


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Customer Reviews

Syncing connection info

Have been using a long time. Solid software. The biggest pain point for me is that configuration settings are buried in a plist file for the app. Really wish it simply saved connections in regular RDP files that could be saved on OneDrive, DropBox, iCloud Drive, etc. and shared among the multiple machines I use. While this client is worlds better in other areas, this is a capability that the old Mac RDP client had that I definitely miss. Ideally these RDP files would also be usable for Remote Desktop on Windows machines too, which was not the case on the previous Mac client.

BTW, I understand that I can export, but not good enough since I may not remember to export after updating a connection. Really need to inherently save as RDP to be truly useful.

another way to save on software licenses

Using the same user interface for multiple platforms is very nice. I use Microsoft Remote Desktop from MacBook Pro laptop and Google Pixel C tablet. Mac version better suits me in scenarios when I have to access remote computers over VPN.

Otherwise, both work like a charm and automatically reconnect after device wakes up from sleep, which is extremely convenient. I also prefer to set fixed screen resolution and color depth every time. It gives me faster response times on wireless networks. I am managing several office networks having Windows servers and Mac computers, but Macs have to run NuoRDS software for remote access to use it with Microsoft Remote Desktop.


We have used this app for a number of years to access a remote PC and it has progressively gotten worse. Constant disconnects, and does not play well with our Macs in general. Seeing posts below that urge to try the Beta version (Version: 8.2.33 (Build: 773)) which we just did as of this posting. We will see. Would love it if it just worked….

Update: The Beta seems to be stable, but you an definitely see it is in Beta as the screen is blurry, but not lagging.

Microsoft Remote Desktop
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  • Free
  • Category: Business
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  • Version: 8.0.41
  • Size: 14.9 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: OS X 10.9 or later, 64-bit processor

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