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Upgrade to ‎Microsoft Remote Desktop 10 on the Mac App Store

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/08/17

If you are still on version 8, then note this version will be deprecated at 20180901, so it is time to upgrade to [Archive.is‎Microsoft Remote Desktop 10 on the Mac App Store

[Archive.is] ‎Microsoft Remote Desktop 8 on the Mac App Store is now at version 8.0.44, which changed one thing:

This update adds a dismissible banner to the app UI to message the fact that the client will be deprecated soon. You can start using the new version of Remote Desktop today by downloading Microsoft Remote Desktop 10 from the App Store.

It is easy to import your RDP desktops from version 8 into version 18: in the menu, select Connections, then Import from Microsoft Remote Desktop 8, then enter your credentials so the saved logon passwords can be imported from the [WayBack] KeyChain.

A few things to note:

  • importing the Microsoft Remote Desktop 8 fails to import the Local Resource bindings
  • in Microsoft Remote Desktop 10, editing Local Resource binding right after adding them will crash

Background reading:

The full version histories of both:

Microsoft Remote Desktop 10 Version History

  • 10.2.1

    In this release we enabled connectivity to Azure Active Directory (AAD) joined PCs. To connect to an AAD joined PC, your username must be in one of the following formats: “AzureAD\user” or “AzureAD\user@domain”.

    In addition, we addressed some bugs affecting the usage of smart cards in a remote session.

    If you encounter any errors, you can always contact us via Help > Report an Issue.

  • 10.2.0

    This is a big release! We’ve changed a bunch of tooling on our side, added new features and fixed some pesky bugs.

    • Incorporated updates for GDPR compliance.
    • MicrosoftAccount\username@domain is now accepted as a valid username.
    • Clipboard sharing has been rewritten to be faster and support more formats.
    • Copy and pasting text, images or files between sessions now bypasses the local machine’s clipboard.
    • You can now connect via an RD Gateway server with an untrusted certificate (if you accept the warning prompts).
    • Metal hardware acceleration is now used (where supported) to speed up rendering and optimize battery usage.
    • When using Metal hardware acceleration we try to work some magic to make the session graphics appear sharper.
    • Got rid of some instances where windows would hang around after being closed.
    • Fixed bugs that were preventing the launch of RemoteApp programs in some scenarios.
    • Fixed an RD Gateway channel synchronization error that was resulting in 0x204 errors.
    • The mouse cursor shape now updates correctly when moving out of a session or RemoteApp window.
    • Fixed a folder redirection bug that was causing data loss when copy and pasting folders.
    • Fixed a folder redirection issue that caused incorrect reporting of folder sizes.
    • Fixed a regression that was preventing logging into an AAD-joined machine using a local account.
    • Fixed bugs that were causing the session window contents to be clipped.
    • Added support for RD endpoint certificates that contain elliptic-curve asymmetric keys.
    • Fixed a bug that was preventing the download of managed resources in some scenarios.
    • Addressed a clipping issue with the pinned connection center.
    • Fixed the checkboxes in the Display property sheet to work better together.
    • Aspect ratio locking is now disabled when dynamic display change is in effect.
    • Addressed compatibility issues with F5 infrastructure.
    • Updated handling of blank passwords to ensure the correct messages are shown at connect-time.
    • Fixed mouse scrolling compatibility issues with MapInfra Pro.
    • Fixed some alignment issues in the Connection Center when running on Mojave.

    If you encounter any errors, you can always contact us via Help > Report an Issue.

  • 10.1.8

    We’ve got some awesome updates in this release. In between several bug fixes, we’ve made the following noteworthy improvements:

    • Added support for changing the remote resolution by resizing the session window!
    • Fixed scenarios where remote resource feed download would take an excessively long time.
    • Resolved the 0x207 error that could occur when connecting to servers not patched with the CredSSP encryption oracle remediation update (CVE-2018-0886).

    If you encounter any issues, you can always contact us via Help > Report an Issue.

  • 10.1.7

    We’ve been at it again, working hard to make this app better with each release. In this version we addressed the following issues:

    • Made security fixes to incorporate CredSSP encryption oracle remediation updates as described in CVE-2018-0886.
    • Improved RemoteApp icon and mouse cursor rendering to address reported mispaints.
    • Addressed issues where RemoteApp windows appeared behind the Connection Center.
    • Fixed a crash that occurred when editing local resources after an import from Remote Desktop 8.
    • Pressing ENTER on a desktop tile will now initiate the connection.
    • When full screen, CMD+M will now correctly map to WIN+M.
    • The Connection Center, Preferences and About windows now respond to CMD+M.
    • Pressing ENTER from the “Adding Remote Resources” sheet now starts feed discovery.
    • Fixed an issue where a new remote resource feed would show up empty in the Connection Center until refresh.

    Please keep the feedback coming. If you encounter any errors, you can contact us via Help > Report an Issue.

  • 10.1.6

    We’ve got a fresh collection of fixes and improvements for you:

    • Fixed an issue where RemoteApp windows would reorder themselves.
    • Resolved a bug that was causing some RemoteApp windows to get stuck behind their parent window.
    • Addressed a mouse pointer offset issue that affected some RemoteApp programs.
    • Fixed an issue where starting a new connection would give focus to an existing session and not open a new session window.
    • The correct error message is now displayed when a gateway server could not be found.
    • The Quit shortcut (CMD + Q) is now consistently shown in the UI.
    • Improved the image quality when scaling in “fit to window” mode.
    • Updated the default icon for desktop tiles.

    Please keep the feedback coming. If you encounter any errors, you can contact us via Help > Report an Issue.

  • 10.1.5

    We’ve been working hard to iron out bugs and add useful features:

    • Connecting to a remote app no longer gets stuck at the “Configuring remote session” prompt.
    • Added UI in General Preferences to specify the default redirected folder when launching RDP files or remote apps.
    • A port number can now be specified when subscribing to remote resources.
    • Fixed a number of bugs affecting RDP file import and export scenarios.
    • The Preferences shortcut (CMD + ,) is now consistently shown in the UI.

    If you encounter any errors, you can contact us via Help > Report an Issue.

  • 10.1.4

    In this release we fixed the following issues:

    • Improved the reliability of downloading remote resources.
    • Fixed scenarios where the incorrect error code was returned when name resolution failed.
    • Added an option to set the color quality of the connection.
    • Fixed a number of bugs affecting RDP file launch scenarios.
    • Addressed scenarios where the mouse cursor would disappear.
    • Fixed graphical issues with some apps running in the remote session.

    If you encounter any errors, you can contact us via Help > Report an Issue.

  • 10.1.3

    We’ve been hard at work improving the app, taking into account all of the valuable feedback you have been sending in. Please keep it coming. In this release we have fixed the following issues:

    • Remote resource feed downloads now support load-balanced servers without showing a certificate warning.
    • The 0x908 licensing error during auto-reconnect scenarios has been resolved.
    • The mouse cursor used to disappear in some scenarios, but we fixed it to stay visible.
    • The RDP file “alternate shell” property is now honored.
    • Dragging and dropping emails within Outlook in RemoteApp scenarios now works.
    • Menu items related to saved desktops no longer disappear when switching between pivots.
    • Added a hotkey for the “Add Remote Resources” action (CMD + S).
    • Improved reliability when connecting through an RD Gateway.
    • The RD Gateway port number can now be specified as part of the gateway name.
    • Connecting via an RDP file no longer creates a bookmark in the Connection Center.
    • Quicken backup now works over redirected folders.
    • Wildcard specifiers now work against redirected folders.

    If you encounter any errors, you can contact us via Help > Report an Issue.

  • 10.1.2

    We fixed a crash that occurred when subscribing to or refreshing inaccessible remote resource feeds.

    Please keep all the feedback coming. If you encounter any problems, you can contact us via Help > Report an Issue.

  • 10.1.1

    We’ve made a small tweak and fixed the settings migration feature (Connections > Import from MS Remote Desktop 8) to detect the data from version 8.0.43 of MS Remote Desktop 8 (versus detecting if the app is installed). This means you can import connection data even after MS Remote Desktop 8 has been uninstalled.

    In addition, we fixed a bug that was preventing some connections from continuing if certificate errors were encountered.

    If you hit any issues you can contact us via Help > Report an Issue.

  • 10.1.0

    We’ve been hard at work improving the app, taking into account all of the valuable feedback you have been sending in. Please keep it coming.

    In this release we have fixed the following issues:

    • Email-based feed discovery now works.
    • Fixed an issue that caused feed downloads to take a very long time.
    • Exporting bookmarks to RDP files now works as expected.
    • RDP files are now correctly associated with the app.
    • Resolved an issue that prevented the app from starting on older hardware platforms.
    • Improved the frame rate when dragging windows on Windows 7 and earlier.
    • Fixed a bug preventing selected folders from being redirected if the app is closed and reopened.
    • Fixed some cases where connection brokering failed when using an RD Gateway.
    • Fixed a bug that was causing duplicate user accounts to be stored when saving credentials.
    • The correct error is now returned when an RD Gateway is not resolvable.
    • The time to connect is now faster if a certificate error dialog is encountered and dismissed.
    • Adding more than nine groups in Preferences no longer causes the +/- buttons to fall off the dialog.
    • Added UI to enable or disable auto-reconnect.
    • The version displayed in the Appstore now aligns with the version displayed in the About dialog.

    If you encounter any errors you can contact us by using the Help > Report an Issue.

    Known issue: If you are connecting to an AAD-joined machine, the connection will error out, reporting that your password is incorrect. We are working on a fix.

  • 10.0.1

    Bug fixes and performance improvements.
  • 10.0

Microsoft Remote Desktop 8 Version History

–jeroen

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