Microsoft Releases Remote Desktop For Apple iOS

You don’t need pricey third party RDP apps anymore.  Microsoft has finally released a Remote Desktop app for iPhone and iPad.  The features are:

  • 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

The price is good: free.  And all the gesture stuff works – now I don’t feel stupid for swiping from the right on an iPad 🙂

IMAG0097 An abomination: Windows 8.1 “running” on an Apple iPad

Source: Wes Miller (@getwired).


Microsoft also released the Microsoft Remote Desktop app for Android and updated it for Mac OS X.