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.
In this release we've worked on making the client more stable by addressing some hangs and crashes.
• Addressed a crash that prevented the client from starting up for some users.
• Fixed a hang that occurred when copying Outlook mails in the remote session.
• Made updates to address crashes reported through telemetry.
Thanks to everyone who worked with us to root-cause these issues.
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 https://aka.ms/rdmacbeta.
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
Good MSWindows client, but poor macOS software
Much better than the last time I used this, a few years ago. It is fast (given a fast connection and remote computer) and handles differing screen resolutions well (though I haven't tried it with a Retina screen).
However, it is missing what I consider the most basic feature for a remote desktop (after "can make a remote connection): key remapping.
I should be able to type Command-Z on my Mac and have it send ctrl Z to the remote Windows 10 computer. Hardcoding just Command-X, Command-C, and Command-V is almost worse than nothing, because it makes the mental code-switching even harder—what if I cut something and want to undo it? Or want to select all before copying?
The better solution would be to enable global remapping of the modifier keys within the remote desktop session: I could map Command (locally) to Control (remotely), Option to Alt, and Control to Windows (or whichever arrangement makes the most sense to the user). Bonus points if it let you select left and right Command/Option/Control keys separately (I wouldn't want to split them, but I could see someone wanting to map the left-hand set to macOS standards and the right-hand set to the MSWindows standards).
Inferior compared to version 8
I work remotely and must use this for work. I use work related apps and have more than one open at the same time. if any one app is maximized, my dock and menu bar disappear, and I have to minimize the apps to see those. I absolutely hate that. My work has the remote computers set to time out after about 20 minutes of inactivity for security purposes. If I leave my desk for longer than that, I have to let it time out because if I log out, and then try to log back in later, I end up being logged in as a temporary user instead of as my profile. So if I leave my desk, I let it time out and when I come back and log in again, the apps are still open (I can see this in the RDS icon menu) but I can’t get the apps to pull up on the screen. Also, in version 8, I could toggle on my kepboard and see the box with the list of apps on my desktop easily, but with the new version - no. This version is definitely NOT an improvement over 8.
Was working great - till update
Not sure why you keep breaking a tool that so many rely on daily.
This latest version crashes (on the Mac) if I type too fast in Visual Studio on my Windows Desktop at work. I get the spinning beachball- have to exit to the Mac, force quit MRD and restart it, then reconnect. I'm finding myself doing this at least 2 or 3 times per hour! I try to type slowly, but then end up getting really focused on my work and start moving faster. I use VI so I'm typing everything and it seems to be when I'm repeating an edit over and over that it crashes MRD. This is a Productivity KILLER! Like I said it happens when I'm focused and your bug is a sure way to kill that focus - every time! I wish it were easier to revert to an older version. I was forced to update when I upgraded to Mojave and decided to start clean and re-install everything. This is the only app that makes me regret that decision!! I was on an old stable version and had been refusing to update. Sigh!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.