Microsoft’s Official Remote Desktop App For iOS Now Available For Download

Microsoft has today released the much awaited official Remote Desktop application for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, finally giving Windows users the freedom to access their Windows computers on the go. The app is compatible with all iOS devices running iOS 6 or later, and is available in the App Store as free universal download (via AppleInsider).


Microsoft notes that the new application offers access to a Windows PC with RemoteFX. An updated OS X version with RemoteFX support is due to be released soon as well. Similarly, new versions are also said to be coming to Android, Windows, and Windows RT.

Features of the Remote Desktop app for iOS include:

  • 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


You can grab the free app at the following App Store link:

Download Microsoft Remote Desktop for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad [Direct Link]