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Microsoft’s Remote Desktop App Is Now Available For OS X And iOS

Microsoft’s Remote Desktop App Is Now Available For OS X And iOS

October 18, 2013
Windows 8.1 is available now, and along with its release, Microsoft has launched two new Remote Desktop apps that will allow Windows users to manage their computer from a Mac or an iOS device. Microsoft initially announced these apps on Oct. 7, 2013, but as of today, they are available for download from the iOS and Mac App Store.
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.
Remote Desktop OS X features:
  • 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
Remote Desktop for iOS features:
  • Access to remote resources through the 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
  • Easy connection to external monitors or projectors for presentations
If you own a PC, both versions of the Remote Desktop app are available for free. You can download the OS X version here and the iOS version here.

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