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

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What's New

Version 8.0.44

This update adds a dismissible banner to the app UI to message the fact that the client will be deprecated soon. You can start using the new version of Remote Desktop today by downloading Microsoft Remote Desktop 10 from the App Store.

Ratings and Reviews

3.4 out of 5

7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Rather install the beta


The only reason this app is installed on my machine is so that I can spot the updates when they are released.
Otherwise, I’ve been running the beta for around 6 months and no issues so far.

High CPU on disconnect from server


App works well. However. Latest version when being disconnected from the server, it uses high CPU until I close the session.

Please could this be fixed.

Would also like to be able to set the connection speed tolerance for connecting to remote server with a slow internet connection too

Otherwise, does the job .

Latest update removes functionality


I’m terribly dissapointed with the latest update - For some reason MS has decided to remove the search field making it virtually impossible to find any of my connections. There is no option to sort alphabetically either.

If you have a very long list of pre-defined connections - DO NOT update to the latest version.


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Age Rating
Rated 4+
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