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

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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

4.5 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

InderThakur ,

Major Doubt

I have one doubt. App is pretty good, problem is when I am taking remote of my Windows machine after working on that, I usually quit this app. After that when mannually I go to that Windows machine, all opened apps are getting closed, nothing is opened now. So on windows I loose all my data which was not saved. Any hint here how after taking remote from this app, and finishing it, apps on windows should remain in its previous state?

PrabirMeher ,

Not working properly after recent upgrade

Before the recent upgrade, everything was working perfect. Now after the recent upgrade, when I am openin up any RDP session, it’s opening up in the same virtual desktop (earlier it used to be in a different virtual desktop). So that we can switch between the virtual desktop using 3 fingers swipe. Now, it’s now scaling well and worst part is that after connecting, I have to click on full screen mode which is scalling the window and then do a full screen which is opening up in a different virtual desktop but that’s a work around. Are you planning to fix this?

Suyog J ,

Imporvements Needed!


this is cerntainly a good app on MacOS and i am using it from past 1.5 years.

I want following features in it to make it 5 start app;
1. In full screen remote destop mode i am not able to get which VM or remote desktop i have connected on the fly. For this i need to click on Windows menu of the Remote Desktop app. Please make a provision to display hostname or remote desktop name some where on the screen if user presses some key combination, etc.
2. I am also want a feature of creating folders in the Remote Desktop main window and arrange my remote desktops in it as per its category like HyperV VMs, VMWare VMs, etc.
3. Easy to take backup and restore of saved remote desktop’s.

Thanks in advance.


Microsoft Corporation
13.9 MB

OS X 10.9 or later, 64-bit processor



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