Microsoft Remote Desktop

Developer: Microsoft Corporation

Current Version: 8.0.42

Last Updated: 2 hours 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.

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!


Release Notes:

We fixed an issue with remote resources where pop-up dialogs were hidden behind other windows, instead of appearing in front.


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 8.0.9
Review by diom3d3s

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.

Found helpful by 14 out of 17 people
Version 8.0.9
Review by macrosloth

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!

Found helpful by 60 out of 146 people