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App last updated Jan 22, 2018
New in version 10.1.3

We’ve been hard at work improving the app, taking into account all of the valuable feedback you have been sending in. Please keep it coming. In this release we have fixed the following issues:

• Remote resource feed downloads now support load-balanced servers without showing a certificate warning.
• The 0x908 licensing error during auto-reconnect scenarios has been resolved.
• The mouse cursor used to disappear in some scenarios, but we fixed it to stay visible.
• The RDP file "alternate shell" property is now honored.
• Dragging and dropping emails within Outlook in RemoteApp scenarios now works.
• Menu items related to saved desktops no longer disappear when switching between pivots.
• Added a hotkey for the "Add Remote Resources" action (CMD + S).
• Improved reliability when connecting through an RD Gateway.
• The RD Gateway port number can now be specified as part of the gateway name.
• Connecting via an RDP file no longer creates a bookmark in the Connection Center.
• Quicken backup now works over redirected folders.
• Wildcard specifiers now work against redirected folders.

If you encounter any errors, you can contact us via Help > Report an Issue.


Use the new Microsoft Remote Desktop app to connect to a remote PC or virtual apps and desktops made available by your administrator. The app helps you be productive no matter where you are.

Configure your PC for remote access first by download the Remote Desktop assistant to your PC and let it do the work for you:

• Access remote PCs running Windows Professional or Enterprise and Windows Server
• Access remote resources published by your IT administrator
• Connect remotely through a Remote Desktop Gateway
• Secure connection to your data and applications
• Streamlined management of your connections from the connection center
• High quality video and audio streaming

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Good app but missing critical feature
MntDewDan on 1/19/2018
This app works fast and well, but doesn’t provide a way to prevent the menu-bar or dock from appearing at the top and bottom of the screen when you’re in full screen mode. If they added this feature I would switch in a heartbeat, but until then I find it unusable.
myTunesNickname on 1/17/2018
When I open a remote desktop, I almost always get a black screen. I can close the window and reopen the remote desktop and then it usually works (sometimes I have to close and reopen multiple times). I need to open and close remote sessions fairly often, so this makes the software a real pain to use. For now, I’m switching back to the old version. (Perhaps I’ll just buy Jump. I have the iPad version and it is excellent.)
Regression: no single monitor full screen mode
SlavikCA on 1/16/2018
Using previous version (8.0) I can run RD session full screen on one monitor and use other monitor for my Mac OS apps. This new version can’t do that: it’s either Full Screen (all monitors, so can’t use simultaneously with other apps), or in window (non-full screen)
This wonderful app does not appear in MAS China
wimi9u0 on 1/15/2018
Thanks for this great app, it gives me great convenience and I often recommend this app to my friends. However, Why this wonderful app does not appear in MAS China? I am eager for that. Is that possible? By the way, when click pin to menu bar, should icon in docker should disappear?
Unusable in current state
Randy Carpenter on 1/12/2018
There is no way to organize the connections. The only option is alphabetical. This is pretty much a complete deal breaker since I have numerous hosts. The groups thing is nice, but there is no way to easily add hosts to groups. You have to “edit” each one and choose the group from the drop down. Very tedious and you still have the issue that they are not arrangeable at all. Alphabetical only. Useless.
Error Code 0x3
AnnArborFabs on 1/9/2018
Seems like I’m not the only one that's having this issue
Ugh, Microsoft!
askwhy on 1/9/2018
There's no apparent way to set the color depth, so the window paints slowly. In the previous 8.x version of the app I would set the color depth to 16-bit and it was fast. I would expect it to be on the Display tab, so if it's somewhere else, please tell me. How could such a performance factor be missed when it was in the last version? Time to uninstall...
InfoScope on 1/8/2018
一直用beta版, 正式版跟进, 五星
Arrange Desktops
plzhlp on 1/8/2018
I can’t seem to figure out how to arrange my desktops list in the app in the order I want. It seems to be in some sort of auto arrange and I can’t edit the list at all. Anybody please help. Thanks Also doesn’t seem to want to save the desktop location of a remote RDP session on multiple monitor setup. Will only save location of the monitor that the app controller is running on.
error 0x3
Louisdc on 1/8/2018
I wasn’t able to connect on the old version, so I download this app. Now I’m getting an error 0x3. Please help. Thanks
PIV support?
Macncheesepro on 1/3/2018
Great updates, but even though the local resources allows me to specify smart cards, I still can’t use my PIV card to log onto servers that require it. Am I missing something or does this app still not support this?
2 apps with same name - not a single one works
AndroidPhone on 12/28/2017
There are 2 apps in the App Store with same name and neither of them work for me. The servers are good as I can connect to them from my other windows PC. This app gives me "The remote PC ended your session. If this keeps happening, contact your network administrator for assistance. Error code: 0x3” reponse. The other one gives me “Unable to connect to remote PC. Please provide the fully-qualified name or the IP address of the remote PC, and then try again.” BOTH apps on App store are useless for me, great work Microsoft.
4k full screen!
Hymnotix on 12/27/2017
Thanks Microsoft for a very useful product. I am running my RDP session on an external 4k 24” monitor at full resolution and it has been working perfectly. It took some time fiddling with the settings. First you have to make sure MacOS actually is running the monitor at 4k, then in the RDP display settings check “start session in full screen” and resolution set to “default for this display.” It is great to have my regular 1080p x 2 desktop setup running not only at full resolution but actually doubled (4k is 1080p x 4). So much workspace! Only problem is that text is tiny and now I wish I had a 40” 4k monitor.
Feature Idea
Haganism on 12/21/2017
This is a great tool that keeps me out of Parallels when managing servers. Supporting multiple locations with mutlple servers it would be great if I could organize within the app by folder/location. The only sort not is alpebetical and this isn’t very helpful when you have 50 servers to step through and update/reboot, etc. Other than that I ike the new interface! OH, wait I see it know, it’s managed by Groups. Not the greatest method to setup, right click and add to would be easier or multiple selection but it works. I have everything grouped by site and this is MUCH MUCH better,
Great app but I need to report a bug
Sandhu-Texas on 12/19/2017
Wonderful app! Makes me so happy. But there is a defect I need to report. If there is a window behind another window and I click on that window, it is leading to Windows on remote machine to crash. Can you help?
Why can’t I use to capture the window of this application?
mhlkjhdf on 12/19/2017
Yet, capturing a selection of the window, with this application in it, works fine. Check your work Microsoft
Difference between apps?
Joseph_N on 12/18/2017
It would help if MSFT explained the difference between its two Mac-enabled remote desktop apps. 3-stars is a comment on the opacity of the process, not the performance of the app.
Cant verify identity
Jiinxt on 12/10/2017
On the 8.x version if it cannot verify the identity, you can choose “Connect Anyways” but you cannot do this on this version. Want to switch for the visual improvements and the Mac keyboard shortcuts but this is a deal breaker ATM.
Great Software
Georgehap on 12/8/2017
This works like a charm, despite all the bad and average reviews here i took a chance and am amazed with stability and functionality. You won’t make mistake if you need to connect to Win Desktop
KarlsModernLife on 12/8/2017
This “update” is pure garbage. All they did was to change the design and call it a new app so they can improve the 3 stars they had before. They should have 2 stars instead. SINCE 2014 people have been having trouble getting the app to recognize 2 monitors and they still cant get it together. Microsoft is such a dissapointment. If apple were to open Mac OS to any PC they would be long gone. So much they ask for feedback for nothing; thats why all your products are a failure. The only reason people use Windows is because there is no other option.
Microsoft continues to write the best software for the Mac!
BillRacine on 12/1/2017
Once again, Microsoft has done it. This is the RDP program I’ve been looking for! Super fast and I have my groups, I can setup credentials, everything I’ve been looking for, I have finally found. Way to go!
How about supporting retina screen
沙雕2 on 11/30/2017
I really would love to see retina support
Doesn’t support full screen properly
ooshnoo on 11/30/2017
after countless requests on Microsoft’s user voice site, they still did not get full screen mode working properly and matching the fucntionality of the previous version of RDC. On the old version, when using a Mac with dual displays, you could set full screen mode as follows: Resolution: Native Full screen mode: Custom Start session in full screen: Checkbox enabled: With these settings, the RDC connection would show full screen on only ONE display, while your Mac desktop is on the other display. This setting no longer works.
Great improvement… minor blip found
Vaughnm519 on 11/29/2017
Loving the ability to store usernames as well as pass Mac shortcuts for Cut, Copy, and Paste. Also really enjoying the new layout. The blip I found is that if you use preferences to manage your Groups. after adding the 10th or 1tth one the + and - buttons are no longer available to click as they have been moved off screen. I call this a minor blip as you are still able to add and remove groups just not through the preferences > Groups window.
Much appreciated improvement
balderoine on 11/28/2017
I have been using it just for a few minutes but I’m impressed with the new interface. I only entered my remote PC name followed by my login credentials and that was it for the setup. This version feels much snappier than the old version. I like the more native and integrated feel with the rest of the Office apps. Overall, I’m quite happy with this version.
Fact Sheet
  • Publisher: Microsoft Corporation
  • Category: Business
  • Released: Nov 27, 2017
  • Current Version Released: Jan 22, 2018
  • Version: 10.1.3
  • Size: 17.1 MB
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.10 or later.
  • Recommended Age: 4+
  • Game Center Certified: No
  • Supported Languages: English;