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Archive for October 10th, 2014

Old and invalidated by the Microsoft RDP client in the Mac App Store: Best RDP client for Mac OS X Lion and up

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/10/10

Back when I wrote this mid 2013, this was the best Windows RDP overview article I could find: Best RDP client for Mac OSX Lion.

And it all got invalidated when finally (after years of silence), Microsoft released AppStore versions of the RDP client for both Mac OS X and iOS:

Microsoft Launches ‘Remote Desktop’ Apps for Mac and iOS – Mac Rumors.

So I tried the Mac App Store – Microsoft Remote Desktop that runs on OS X 10.6.0 or later for more than a year, and I like it a lot.

This is what the AppStore version improved over the classic Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection:

  • It has more regular updates.
  • It remaps the Mac Command key to the Microsoft Windows logo key.
  • It uses the new RDP protocol version features which means fast response, even on slow network connections and better security.
  • Full screen support is superb.
  • Clipboard integration just works.
  • It is really stable.

Just so you know about alternatives,

for the record, this is the draft I wrote in 2013: Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Apple, Keyboards and Keyboard Shortcuts, Mac, Mac OS X / OS X / MacOS, MacBook, MacBook Retina, MacBook-Air, MacBook-Pro, OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Power User, Windows, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2000, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista, Windows XP | 3 Comments »

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