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Microsoft Remote Desktop

Use Microsoft Remote Desktop for Android to connect to a remote PC or virtual apps and desktops made available by your admin. With Microsoft Remote Desktop, you can be p...

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What is Microsoft Remote Desktop?

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.


  • Access to remote resources through your Remote Desktop Gateway
  • Rich multi-touch experience with remote desktop protocol (RDP) and RemoteFX supporting Windows gestures
  • 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

You can control a remote PC by using a Microsoft Remote Desktop client. The client can run on almost any device, including on your mobile smartphone. The client gives you the same powers you would have if you could reach the PC's keyboard. Through the client, you can:

Operate the apps that are installed on the PC. Access the files and network resources of the PC. Leave the apps open when you end the client.

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  • Developed byMicrosoft Corporation
  • LicensingProprietary and Free product.
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For the Mac version (v10), it does not support native DPI scaling, which is a dealbreaker. Even if you have the DPI set on the Windows machine, it will be ignored and defaults to 100%. As a result, fonts and GUI are extremely tiny on an external monitor 1920x1080.

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As a free alternative you may also want to try remote desktop by AEROADMIN.

Hope this helps

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Windows 10 version 16299.0


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