iOS Microsoft Remote Desktop app updates for the first time in over a year and gets loads of changes

Microsoft Remote Desktop app

Microsoft’s official Microsoft Remote Desktop app updated on iOS devices this week. This is the first app update in over a year with the previous update happening way back in June 2018.

This latest update brings Microsoft Remote Desktop up to Version 10.0.0 and adds a loads of new functionality and a promise for more regular support from Microsoft going forward.

Here’s the official release notes:

It’s been well over a year since we last updated the Remote Desktop Client for iOS. However, we are back in the game with an exciting update, with many more to follow at a regular cadence from here on out. Here’s what new in this release:

  • Support for the Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) service.
  • Brand new Connection Center UI.
  • Brand new in-session UI for switching between connected PCs and apps.
  • New layout for the auxiliary on-screen keyboard.
  • Improved external keyboard support.
  • Support for SwiftPoint Bluetooth mice.
  • Support for microphone redirection.
  • Support for local storage redirection.
  • Support for camera redirection (Windows 10 1809 or later required).
  • Support for new iPhone and iPad devices.
  • Dark and light theme support.
  • Control whether your phone can lock when connected to a remote PC or app.
  • Collapse the in-session connection bar with a long-press on the Remote Desktop logo.

The Microsoft Remote Desktop app is a free tool to allows users to control a remote PC or virtual apps and desktops from their iPhone or iPad.

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