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• 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.

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What’s New

Version 10.3.11

In this release we've addressed an authentication error that was preventing some users from subscribing to workspaces. We've also updated the client to perform a background refresh of all subscribed workspaces when starting up to ensure that published apps and PC resources are kept current.

Barring any unforeseen developments, this should be the last release that will be compatible with macOS 10.12. If you are interested in trying out the latest pre-release builds of the macOS client, you can install beta updates from

Ratings and Reviews

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mmarkov ,

Staggeringly awful

I'm quite shocked by how terrible this app is. You'd think that it was made for some other operating system and people using it on a mac aren't actually supposed to. When you finally log in, the screen will more often than not be showing a large gap at the bottom, which you can rectify by 'minimising' and then opening the window a couple of times until it decides to finally fill the screen. If you're lucky, it will then only crash a couple of times before you can get a slow and frustrating 45 minutes out of it, before it probably freezes or crashes again. I don't understand how the developers who hopefully tested this on a mac thought 'this is great, works like a charm'. I'm using a 2019 Macbook Pro, by the way, with the most up-to-date software. I would really love this to work properly, as it's a great idea, so please please test it again, and then fix it.

TheDruid ,

So much worse than v8

Gave this version another shot after the update. Performance seems to have improved a little (still not as fast as v8). I run on an external monitor not on my retina display - and even with the interpolation quality cranked up to high - the graphics are still blurry compared to the pin-sharp version 8. The issue of managing user accounts separately from the Images is still present - while this might work for those who use the same set of credentials on mutliple images - evefry single one of my images has an autogenerated set of credentials which changes every time. Having a hundred accounts called 'administrator' in the connection manager makes this completely unusable

This version is awful.
Performance wise - an order of magnitude slower than v8.
And I work with cloud based VmWare instances that get creted and destriyed frequently - each time they get a new IP address and login credentials. V8 handled this well with the credentials assigned to each entry in the list. This version tries to be clever and have a set of logins - which does not work at all for this scenario - i have a hundred logins in the list all called 'administrator'

Back to version 8 for me

Developer Response ,

Have you tried an interpolation quality of None (you can set this in the app preferences)? That is what the v.8 client uses. The level of blurriness depends to a large degree on the type of content in the remote session and how it reacts to scaling. If you are connecting to Windows 7 and classic theming is in effect, then interpolation will make things look blurry.

Stevewb53 ,

Works, but has problems

The options to mirror Mac keys for cut paste etc, do not work, the app does not shut down properly and has to be made to Force Quit each time. Set up is not as straightforward as v8. I copied the settings from v8 and they did not work. So now I can use a v8 shortcut (.rdp) and tell it to open in v10 - cluncky, and not ideal. Seeing this is for Mac users to access Windows ‘stuff’ you’d think MS would try harder. With v8 working just fine and no probelms, begs question why I should change - I thought v10 might be an improvement, but needs some work. I’ll stick with v8 for now and see if the situation improves. I’m happy to move to a new 'permanent’ version when that works. Oh, and what about 4k or native resolution, please. Don’t see it on there. Thanks.


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macOS 10.12 or later, 64-bit processor



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