Microsoft Remote Desktop 3/5

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Microsoft Remote Desktop

By Microsoft Corporation
Supported Devices : Mac OS

Release Notes

13/03/2017 | Version : 8.0.38 | Size : 14.2 MB
- The list of new resolutions wasn't showing up when you upgraded from version 8.0.36.
- Adobe applications were crashing when you tried to use them as RemoteApps.
- Black borders showed up when you used Office applications as RemoteApps on Windows Server 2016.

Want to see a list of the latest changes? Click Help > What's new. (We don't show the changes at upgrade anymore.)

17/01/2017 | Version : 8.0.37 | Size : 14.2 MB
We have made the following updates:
•Security enhancement: When you connect to desktops and apps that redirect local resources to the remote session, you need to grant permission for Remote Desktop to access those resources.
•Connections established from an RDP file or URI scheme are now automatically imported into the Connection Center
•New menu icons
•More default resolutions available based on user feedback
•Fixed an issue with the URI schema where pipes (|) were not parsed correctly

07/11/2016 | Version : 8.0.36 | Size : 14.1 MB
We’ve fixed the following in this release:
- An issue where you got a “Connection reset by peer” error message when you connected over a Remote Desktop Gateway
- An issue on macOS Sierra where full screen mode reset to “Custom” and you couldn’t change it


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
•Support for Azure RemoteApp

We're improving our app - learn more!


Overall :
#3 : Top Free Mac Applications

Categories :
#1 : Top Free Mac Applications [Business]

Screenshots Mac OSX :

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Business , Productivity

Comments and Ratings for Microsoft Remote Desktop

New version 8.037 (8.0.37)
02/03/2017 02:29:00 2/5 By C_Rage
Each time an update is put through the shared screen option breaks. I use 2 screens and like to have remote desktop on the main screen and use the 2nd screen for other things like web access. The last version worked perfectly but once again when there is an update this feature breaks. I have reinstalled the old version again and it was fine but now my Mac has automatically updated again to the new which is broken. Please fix asap.

Broken with Sierra 10.12.3 update (8.0.37)
10/02/2017 08:43:00 1/5 By Glenny 2 Lappies
The Sierra 10.12.2 update broke this version (8.0.36). Cannot now connect local drives to remote systems. Only fix is to use the 8.2 beta which isn't fully working. When it works, it's a useful tool. The inabilty to copy files to and from remote systems renders it useless for my workflows. The Sierra 10.12.3 update (9th Feb) broke this version (8.0.37). Cannot now connect local drives to remote systems. Only fix is to use the 8.2 beta which isn't fully working. When it works, it's a useful tool. The inabilty to copy files to and from remote systems renders it useless for my workflows.

locks me out of my PC (8.0.37)
09/02/2017 02:09:00 1/5 By MimiLukka
The RDP triggers multiple logins onto my PC, which then ends up locking me out. This is all since the recent update. Can someone please get this looked at?

Works OK... (8.0.37)
23/01/2017 02:00:00 2/5 By Grimesy88
I use this for accessing Microsoft remote apps. Whilst it works ok with 1 monitor, as soon as i have multiple monitors connected the mouse input stops working. Please can this be fixed ASAP, it’s the only thing stopping me from using it all the time.

Broken with Sierra 10.12.2 upate (8.0.36)
01/01/2017 12:27:00 1/5 By Glenny 2 Lappies
The Sierra 10.12.2 update broke this version (8.0.36). Cannot now connect local drives to remote systems. Only fix is to use the 8.2 beta which isn't fully working. When it works, it's a useful tool. The inabilty to copy files to and from remote systems renders it useless for my workflows.

No way to diable menu bar from popping in full screen mode (8.0.36)
06/12/2016 14:45:00 1/5 By Jack D. Williams
Are you Microsoft not even testing your tools anymore? Zillions of users out there are complaining regarding this issues and you still have not resolved this. Add the damned settings in the plist file PLEASE: <key>LSUIPresentationMode</key> <integer>3</integer> or find any other way to prevent the MAC OS menu from displaying in FULL SCREEN MODE - IT IS SOOOOOO ANNOYING!

does what it says (8.0.36)
27/11/2016 06:17:00 5/5 By Bryan Potts
Excellent free product to connect remotelly to a microsoft computer

Missing feature (8.0.36)
25/11/2016 06:40:00 3/5 By Sven Rijneker
This little app is extremely useful. But i must say it is missing 1 thing and it so rediculously simple… The ability to create Subfolders under the “My Desktops” root so you can organise your connections. I have well over 30 remote desktop connections that i use in order to do my job (Network Engineer). and they are all in 1 big long list. Giving me the ability to create a folder were i can throw a few of the connections would make this a 5 star rating from me. As it stands, i cant sort my connections into groups, like Domain controllers, SQL servers etc This is something that has been asked to be added by a large number of people over most of the time this app has existed. Surely it cant be that difficult to alow me to create subfolders !

Doesn´t work well (8.0.36)
10/11/2016 08:08:00 1/5 By Michaelmallmann
Constanly updates but never solves the problem I´m facing! I use this app to conect to a server running W2012 R2 and the mouse arrow gets completly messed up when the session opens. I had to install a VM to be able to use a Remote Desktop properly.

No longer works with Windows Home Server (8.0.35.)
19/10/2016 19:11:00 1/5 By awkwardbay
Since a recent update this app no longer works with Windows Home Server. I get a Connection Reset by Peer message. Is this broken by design because Windows 2003 is no longer supported?

Colour depth setting seems to have no effect (8.0.34)
12/10/2016 11:04:00 3/5 By Routari
Dropping the colour depth can often improve latency, but this seems to be fixed at 32bit, no matter what you change the setting to.

Problems with macOS Sierra (8.0.34)
07/10/2016 11:56:00 3/5 By Soopadoubled
I use this daily and it worked flawlessly with previous versions of OS X, however there seems to be issues with macOS. My main gripe is that you can no longer run it in full screen on a second display and continue to use macOS on your primary display - all other displays are just blacked out.

Flawless under OSX. Buggy under macOS (8.0.34)
13/09/2016 23:27:00 3/5 By Biggash
Please fix this for the new OS. I’d happily come back and give it five stars.

Seamless (8.0.33)
22/08/2016 22:59:00 5/5 By ColourfulSmile
This is such a great app, I can use the brilliance of my mac to do the manual PC only applications that my old laptop runs. I just dial into it and it works! TIP: Export the link and have it handy directly in the right hand side of your task bar. Log into the machine you need in one click!

Saviour (8.0.33)
02/08/2016 19:08:00 5/5 By AG Consultancy
I’ve been looking for so long for an updated version for Mac… Thank you so much… so much neater and smoother too.

Pointless (8.0.32)
19/07/2016 23:38:00 1/5 By snigatkins
Terrible. Connects fine to server, but screen blacked mostly blacked out. Bits I can see won’t move, or if clicked disappear too. Completely unusable.

Keyboard issues (8.0.32)
13/07/2016 19:17:00 4/5 By Pedro Cabreado
Having trouble with wrong characters appearing when using a UK keyboard

No longer works with Windows Home Server (8.0.32)
23/06/2016 21:31:00 1/5 By awkwardbay
This app updates more often than all my other apps put together and most times nothing appesrs to change but every now and then something changes that just stops it working on one system. In this case it is a Windows Home Server which I know is no longer supported by Microsoft but sadly Microsoft failed to provide any sort of upgrade path for a 32-bit machine so I’m stuck with it until it breaks completely. For the record here is my previous review of this Appn which is still just as appropriate: Since the recent update this app no longer works with Windows Home Server. I get the Connection Reset by Peer message. It does still work with Windows 7 though Since the update I now have to use the iPad App which so far has not been damaged by a bad 'upgrade'.

Cut copy paste no longer works (8.0.32)
16/06/2016 12:06:00 1/5 By Flyerblade
I suspect this might actually be shift/ctrl etc not working anymore but the result is the same - infuiriating to use. I’ve lived with the credential stuff not working (it doesn’t remember anything so you have to re-enter it, then it doesn’t forward it correctly so you have to reenter it again at the end) for ages but this is the final straw making it unusable.

Can’t paste (8.0.32)
15/06/2016 17:07:00 1/5 By Moobar
It’s 2016 and this app won’t let me paste into input fields? Sure, no worries, I’ll happily type in the 60 character password.

Nice (8.0.32)
11/06/2016 01:11:00 5/5 By ArmagoN1
This may actually make me use my Mac more. Now I can simply access my Windows devices from here.

I can’t open my remote session! (8.0.32)
08/06/2016 10:26:00 1/5 By LuBz1
This new update is horrendous! I am unable to open my remote session.

App no longer works. (8.0.32)
05/06/2016 12:53:00 1/5 By Rees1973
This app no longer works since the most recent update. Just crashes the app. Using a brand new iMac 3.3 Ghz intel core i7.

Bottom of screen cropped (8.0.32)
31/05/2016 11:23:00 1/5 By Will gamer
A very poor update. Apparently the cropping of the top of the screen has been fixed (which was never an issue for me) but now it crops the bottom instead! It seem all they did was to shift the whole screen by a few pixel - very shoddy coding and testing. For now I’m reverting back to 8.0.31

perfect (8.0.31)
18/05/2016 23:33:00 5/5 By TINIE LOVER
don’t know what the other reviews are on about. needed this to access college portal and worked perfectly. perfectly fit on screen and wasa eaasy to navigate around. thank you legens

Yet another rubbish “update" (8.0.31)
28/04/2016 17:12:00 1/5 By Depicus
HOLY POOR DEVELOPERS - We are now on update 5 since the blank bottom bug was introduced and STILL NOT FIXED. Loses 20 pixels from the top in full screen so the menus at the top are nearly impossible to use. Microsoft updates are like Russian Roulette - you never know if the new version will work or not. Update - so we’ve had five updates since and feedback here yet still not fixed. Thankfully I cannot now log in to half my servers so the errors above seem less important. Monkeys would be over qualified to write this rubbish

OK - except for the black bar and hidden menu bar (8.0.31)
28/04/2016 13:38:00 2/5 By JJGlebe
Have used this app for years to connect to my workplace and mostly it does what you'd expect. However the previously mentioned bug with a black bar taking up the bottom half centimetre of the screen, and which causes an equivalent amount to disappear from the top of the window when in Full Screen view is absolutely infuriating - it makes title/menu bars in Windows very difficult to see and use. It’s hard to believe the developers have not sorted this out in the updates released since the bug first crept in.

Z Order of windows still messed up! (8.0.30)
26/04/2016 11:51:00 1/5 By really_frustrated1001
Version 8.0.26 worked fine with our business application. All versions after this have seriously messed up the Z order. I am using a windows application that worked perfectly but now has windows hidden behind others This makes the app unusable Please fix this as soon as possible

EPIC FAIL! (8.0.30)
22/04/2016 13:25:00 1/5 By Fairyness
Microsoft!…what have you done with this update?!…the previous versions worked just fine, but now, after updating, part of the top screen window has disappeared as well as periodic lock-ups running on iPad Pro! - Furthermore, this update no longer stores the RDT server login passwords even after ‘saving’ them. It is needless to say that ‘updates’ are suppose to IMPROVE the running efficiency of apps, not DEPROVE it as it is now the case! This update is a quintessence of this subject title! - this is something Bill Gates would have never allowed to happen.

Thanks for fixing (8.0.30)
22/04/2016 10:44:00 5/5 By Pietro Di Meglio
No longer have the issue of being unable to connect. This app is very useful to me as I can log into my college server and work from home.

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