Microsoft Remote Desktop for Mac

Microsoft Remote desktop for Mac is remote desktop connection tools for Mac. You can read on How to use remote desktop to connect to a Windows 10 PC if you want to remote through Windows Based OS. Microsoft Remote Desktop software allows you to make a remote desktop to a Windows OS through a Mac Os Device. So if you want to control your Windows Based PC/Server remotely with a Macbook, this software is the best. This software is run smoothly on a Mac device. The advantages of this software are easy to use. You don’t need any other programs or requirements to run this software.

Microsoft Remote Desktop
Microsoft Remote Desktop

Microsoft Remote Desktop Versions

When we write this article. the latest version available is  Microsoft Remote Desktop 10 client. On this latest version, Microsoft gives an update on previous problems. That is Fixed a hang that occurred when connecting via an RD Gateway. Added a privacy notice to the “Add Feed” dialog. The previous versions aren’t available on the App Store. So if you want to download old versions, you have to search for an alternative download website.

Software Information

  • Seller: Microsoft Corporation
  • Size: 18.7 MB
  • Category; Business
  • Compatibility: OS X 10.11 or later, 64-bit processor
  • Languages: English
  • Age: Rating Rated 4+
  • Copyright © 2017 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
  • Price: Free

If you want to download Microsoft Remote Desktop Client version 10. You can go to the official apps store by following this link.

How to Create a Remote Desktop Connection

To create a connection to a Windows based PC/Server, you have to get some information about your Windows PC. The first information is your PC domain name or IP address (local or public IP Adress). The second is PC credentials consist of Username and Passwords. If you have all of them, then you can create a remote desktop connection. Below is step by step to create a remote desktop connection from Mac Os.

  1. From the Spotlight Search or Apps, open Microsoft Remote Desktop.
  2. On the Top menu click on the + button. There will appear a new Form.
  3. Fill in Connection Name. Try to create the name clearly so you can identify your Remote PC Correctly.
  4. Fill in your PC Name or IP Address. If you are on the local network, use Local IP Address. But if you on the Internet, use the Public IP Address.
  5. Choose a gateway of your connections. Leave it to default if you’re not using a gateway.
  6. Type your Credentials Username and Password.
  7. There is some option you can choose, that is Resolution, Colors, Fullscreen Mode.
  8. Close form if all required information is filled.
  9. To start a remote desktop session, press Control + Click on your connection name given in step 3.
  10. Press Start.
  11. Remote Desktop Session will start soon.
  12. Finish
Microsoft Remote Desktop
Remote Desktop Connections

Manage Multiple Connections

On Microsoft Remote Desktop Client, you can create multiple connections. So if you want to connect  2 or more workstation just add a new connection by click on the button on the top menu. This feature is so helpful for a system administrator or the person who manage more than 1 workstation. Wherever you are, you can manage your computer client fast and secure.