Microsoft Remote Desktop
Developer: Microsoft Corporation
Current Version: 8.0.40
Last Updated: 11 days ago
Download Size: 14.9 MB - Download
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.
Configure your PC for remote access first. Download the RDP assistant to your PC and let it do the work for you: https://aka.ms/rdsetup
Learn more about remote desktop apps here: https://aka.ms/rdapps
•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! https://aka.ms/rdmac-preview
We've fixed the following in this release:
· Connection problems for users who couldn’t connect after upgrading to version 8.0.39 and were getting a “Connection reset by peer” error.
· Problems with the mouse cursor when you used an app in your Remote Resources list.
Most Helpful Reviews
100% CPU Usage - (1 star review) Updated to 8.0.8 and experienced constant 100% CPU usage whenever the program is open. Does not go away when re connecting. Used time machine to downgrade to 8.0.7 which was a 5-star app for me. **Update: After updating the 8.0.9 the CPU issue is gone and I am changing my review to 5 stars. I daily connect to an Ubuntu server for scientific computing using this App and it works great.
Makes my Mac just as frustrating as my PC! - As if bringing Windows to a Mac through a… uh... window wasn’t enough, Microsoft designed this app with all the features you’d expect from a second-rate Windows shareware developer. Really, Microsoft developers? You think I might want to review the same release notes every time I start the app? Oh, “that’s crazy”, you say? Well then, why the heck don’t you just display them once per release instead of making me click a check box to opt-out with each and every inconsequentially minor revision? Else, maybe you could just respect my selection across releases? Uhhg. It has gotten more stable with recent releases, but it says something when your users’ default action for quitting your app is Right Click > Force Close. Seriously, guys… How hard can making your app exit cleanly be? The desirable behavior is dead-simple and stupidly-obvious. When the user asks the app to close, it should disconnect all connected sessions and go away. We don’t need to be pestered; Disconnected sessisons continue running on the remote machines so there’s no risk here. It doesn’t deserve a confirmation dialog or the associated frustration. There’s nothing to save, no data at risk of loss… JUST CLOSE ALREADY!
More Reviews for Current Version
The app frozed in the middle of an update - Interesting issue. It frozed on my App update screen. I can’t get it to resume update. I can’t get it to do anything.
Lost configuration after upgrade to this version - Cant save configuration .
Useless. Can not save configuration. - Looks great, until you realize you can’t save your configuration, so you can’t connect. Supid mistake to make Microsoft.
Used to work great - This version - NOT! - Prior versions connected beautifully. This version won’t connect at all. The information is retained but the connection won’t complete. I’m now dead in the water.
connection reset by peer - It has been a while, why this is still not fixed? Using Gateway is not tested?