Use Microsoft Remote Desktop for Mac to connect to a remote PC or virtual apps and desktops made available by your admin. With Microsoft Remote Desktop, you can be productive no matter where you are.
Configure your PC for remote access using the information at https://aka.ms/rdsetup.
Learn about our other Remote Desktop clients at https://aka.ms/rdclients.
• Access remote PCs running Windows Professional or Enterprise and Windows Server.
• Access managed resources published by your admin.
• Connect through a Remote Desktop Gateway.
• Secure connection to your data and applications.
• Simple management of your connections and user account from the Connection Center.
• Audio and video streaming.
• Redirect folders, your clipboard, and local devices such as microphones and cameras.
Submit feedback at https://aka.ms/rdmacfbk.
It's time for a quick update. In this release we made some changes to improve the connection reliability for Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD) scenarios.
If you encounter any errors, you can contact us via Help > Submit Feedback. And, if you are feeling adventurous, you can always test drive the beta version of the client, available from https://aka.ms/rdmacbeta.
Ratings and Reviews
CPU Usage is WAY up, and Doesn’t support Retina screens
I’m shocked that the new version still does not support remote connections with “retina” resolution. It is possible to smoothly render remote 2k and 4k desktops using Remote Desktop on Windows, but the Mac version remains artificially low res.
Worse than that though, doing the same tasks, Activity Monitor reports this new version uses 2-4x as much CPU as the previous version (with the square icon). I noticed this when my 2016 Macbook got HOT using the app… it had always remained at room temperature no matter what when using the old version.
I hope that this is merely an error on Microsoft’s part, but given some of the things the company has done lately, it’s hard to rule out the possibility that they’re doing things other than remote desktop with those CPU cycles.
Doesn't work on my MackBook Pro anymore!!!
The latest version is no longer compatible with 2011 MacBook Pro (the OS can only go as far as Sierra)
I can't find an older version to use.
Since the whole pandemic, I have been relying on this daily for 8 hours. No crashes at all, can be laggy at times even though both PC and Mac have a wired connection but its not anything that will hold you back from getting work done.
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