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

We're improving our app - learn more!

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

2.7 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

Eckodelta ,

Get the beta version

Coming from a windows background and using Remote Desktop Connection Manager.. using this app was a pain. No groups, no tile view, no centralised credential management. I recently started using Microsoft’s beta version of the same app and it is way, way better. Beta version supports multple groups of connections, centralised creds, tile view with preview, supports command copy / paste / etc. It’s not on the app store, but just search for it and make sure you use a microsoft link.

MichaelB130a ,


Its mostly pretty good, Cut/Copy/Paste sometime does not work well, but would love to be able to organise all my sessions within folders instead just stuck under “My Desktops”, an option for starting the session in maximized window (without scroll bars) would be the icing on the cake.

John Noble ,

What is WRONG WITH YOU, Microsoft?

I found myself here via some link online. RDP for Mac, that'll do, reviews aren't great, but whatever, it's the thing I need.

I launch it, and the app tells me that "This client will soon be deprecated." Guess what – there's a new version out.

JUST DISABLE THIS VERSION!!! I haven't used Windows in a while and I haven't even STARTED TO USE WINDOWS YET and already Microsoft are annoying me. You have a unique talent.


Microsoft Corporation
13.9 MB

OS X 10.9 or later, 64-bit processor



Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2017 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

More By This Developer