Microsoft Remote Desktop 4+

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Microsoft Corporation

    • 4.6 • 109.1K Ratings
    • Free



Use Microsoft Remote Desktop for Mac to connect to Azure Virtual Desktop, Windows 365, admin-provided virtual apps and desktops, or remote PCs. With Microsoft Remote Desktop, you can be productive no matter where you are.


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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 10.9.2

This is a quick release to address the "Proof Key for Code Exchange is required" message some users are receiving when refreshing AVD workspaces after upgrading to 10.9.0 and 10.9.1. Thanks to everyone who reported this!

If you encounter any errors, you can contact us via Help > Submit Feedback.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
109.1K Ratings

109.1K Ratings

wad11656 ,

Fantastic, fast, and smooth from my small use

Had no qualms with the “square logo” version. I used it often, using both Active Directory logins and local logins. Did mass software installs on multiple machines simultaneously all remotely from the app. This one I feel like runs even faster and smoother than the last one! Great job, devs. I also can see on here that the devs are responding to many of the (often unbelievably whiny and uppity) complaints on this review page, often proving the customer wrong or letting them know that their desired feature is forthcoming. Thank you for your dedication, dev team. I feel these guys deserve a 5-star review. The average rating for this app largely seems to be due to customers’ ineptitude or ignorance, so the rating really isn’t fair or telling of the quality of the app.

cycollins ,

nearly perfect

I have a specific usage case - I work in a multiplatform environment in which I work on the Mac and on the PC. I don't want to keep changing physical keyboards, so despite the fact that the two physical machines are next to eachother beneath my desk, I use remote desktop to view and operate the PC while working on the Mac. This works reasonable well except that the Remote Desktop Service on the PC requires that I can only be logged in either via the Remote Desktop app OR the PC itself. Since there are some operations that cannot be performed via RDP - attaching to a VPN being one of them - it would be nice if I could just leave the PC logged in and operate it via Remote Desktop at the same time. Now, I'm sure there really IS such a way, but the internet is not my friend in helping me find it. So properly-speaking, this probably a complaint about the service and not the client app, but the entire eco-system is failing me in small ways. Also, while I appreciate the option that allows the Apple key to be interchangable with ctrl for edit operations and find, it doesn't seem to work consistently, and as everyone who has ever switched back and forth between the Mac and Windows knows, confusion over which meta key to use in editing will eventually cause brain damage and is likely to send hardware on ballistic journeys through windows (not Windows).

--=ICEMAN=-- ,

Its good, but needs to fix these 2 issue to be great.

I have used Microsoft from DOS days to Windows 11. But recently migrated to MAC for personal use. However, I do PC support from home and have a Windows 10 work LAB running. Both MAC and Windows PC are on the same Local network and IP scheme. My main issue is hit and miss. One day I can connect to the Windows 10 LAB via the hostname, the next I must use the IP address. I can map my shared drive from my MAC using the hostname yet cannot connect to the hostname with this Microsoft Remote Desktop app running on my MAC. Rebooting or flushing the network makes no difference. My next issue happened with the newest update. Once I am connected and use the fit to Window option and exit out of full screen mode to window mode, The desktop rather than stay at a scaled down version now blows up. The issue sort of looks like I am using the old Microsoft magnifier app. I really hate this as it makes using multiple apps hard while connect. Changing resolution makes no difference. Issue is still there. So, I truly hope that these two issues get fixed in an update soon. With this said. I really like this app. I appreciate the fact its free, easy to use and it has the ability to import or export the RDP files.

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