Microsoft Remote Desktop

Microsoft Remote Desktop
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Works with

  • Windows Phone 8.1

App requires

  • internet connection
  • microphone
  • HD720P (720x1280)
  • WVGA (480x800)
  • WXGA (768x1280)
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With the Microsoft Remote Desktop app, you can connect to a remote PC and your work resources from almost anywhere. Experience a rich Windows experience with RemoteFX in a Remote Desktop client designed to help you get your work done wherever you are.

Getting Started:
Connect to Windows Professional, Enterprise and Windows Server editions from your Windows Phone 8.1 device. To view the full list of supported Windows versions and helpful tips on connecting to a Windows PC, read the FAQ at

• 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
• Simple management of all remote connections from the connection center
• Seamless audio and video streaming
• Support for Azure RemoteApp

Release 8.1.8 includes the following updates:
• App is now out of preview
• Added support for connecting through a Remote Desktop Gateway
• Added support for accessing Remote Resources
• Bug fixes and other improvements

Release 8.1.7 includes the following updates:
• Added the ability to pin apps to the start screen
• Added automatic refresh for Azure RemoteApp
• Bug fixes and other improvements

Release 8.1.6 includes the following updates:
• Added support for Azure RemoteApp (
• Bug fixes and other improvements

Release 8.1.5 includes the following updates:
• Mouse Pointer is now the default input mode for all connections
• The SHIFT key is now available on the extended keyboard
• A resume button has been added to the app bar to return to the last active session
• Bug fixes and other improvements

Release 8.1.4 includes the following updates:
• Fn keys are now available on the extended keyboard
• Updated the disconnection behavior in preparation for multi-session support
• Added a link to the feature request site from the About page
• Added a new command to Cortana ("Remote desktop add [a] [new] desktop")
• Bug fixes and other improvements
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  • by Lawton 5/25/2015
    Finally has gateway support. This is now THE RDP app to use.
  • by Lars 5/23/2015
    Awesome remote desktop app. Connection and visuals are top notch compared to any service I have used. As an IT engineer, I love having Remote Desktop handy on my phone.
  • by Philippe 5/22/2015
    I change my initial one star rating since gateway access has been added Works great on a 1520
  • by Chris 5/21/2015
    This app is a cool proof of concept, it offers two control options, either re-mapping the touch screen of the phone as a touch screen for the computer, or using it as a trackpad. That is a fantastic idea and works great. However the app is almost unusable. I remote into my desktop PC and the size of the screen makes it unusable, there needs to be some display scaling. If I open a window on my desktop it shouldn't only show me 1/8th of my window. There needs to be some scaling, and some sort of zoom option. If these were added this utility would be amazing. I don't usually write reviews on apps but I feel that this one has so much potential and I love to see it get better.
  • by Eric 5/20/2015
  • by Ricky 5/19/2015
    Deson't Work
  • by 小龙 5/18/2015
    5 star
  • by Arun 5/17/2015
  • by Alan 5/17/2015
    Microsoft broke it again. This app was great until the latest update whereby it will no longer authenticate. Can no longer use the gateway for apps or even a simple rdp connection. I can already hear the user cries come Monday morning. Thanks Microsoft. Shot in the foot again.
  • by J 5/16/2015
    If you're getting error you have something misconfigured on you desktop. Dont blame the app for you stupidity. Awesome app. Hbogo can be watched if you configure gp to use medium audio.