Microsoft launches beta of new Remote Desktop app for Mac

Microsoft has a public Remote Desktop app available on the Mac that can be downloaded from the App Store, and the Redmond giant is now rolling out a beta client with a new user interface. The beta app also boasts new feature additions, including improved user account management, and the ability to use native Mac commands such as Command-X,C,V to cut, copy and paste within a remote session.

The beta client of Remote Desktop retains features seen in the public release, such as seamless audio and video streaming, as well as connecting to local desktops with a single monitor. Microsoft mentions that it will continually add new features to the beta app, including support for multiple monitors, clipboard redirection, Remote Desktop gateway and remote resources (RemoteApp and desktop connections).

Got feedback? Make sure to let Microsoft know through the UserVoice portal. Once again, the new Remote Desktop app is in beta and should be treated as such. You may run into bugs, freezes or crashes when using the utility.

Beta test the new Remote Desktop app for Mac

Source: Microsoft

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