Microsoft Remote Desktop app updates twice for Macs with new functionality and fixes

Brad Stephenson

Microsoft Remote Desktop app

The Microsoft Remote Desktop app for Apple’s Mac computers updated twice this week with a variety of changes.

Among the more noteworthy changes made with these app updates is the addition of support for Apple Silicon (Apple’s new ARM-based Mac processors), client-side IME support in Unicode keyboard mode, and Integrated Kerberos support. A number of fixes and refinements were also made that corrected issues affecting macOS 11 compatibility, Office apps not being viewable, and macOS 11 compatibility.

These updates also increased the minimum OS requirement to macOS 10.14 or later.

Here’s the full release notes for the Version 10.6.0 update:

  • In this release we’ve made some significant updates to the shared underlying code that powers the Remote Desktop experience across all our clients. We’ve also added some new features and addressed bugs and crashes that were showing up in error reporting.
  • Added native support for Apple Silicon.
  • Added client-side IME support when using Unicode keyboard mode.
  • Integrated Kerberos support in the CredSSP security protocol sequence.
  • Addressed macOS 11 compatibility issues.
  • Made updates to improve interoperability with current and upcoming features in the Windows Virtual Desktop service.
  • Made fixes to address mispaints when decoding AVC data generated by a server-side hardware encoder.
  • Addressed an issue where windows from remoted Office apps were not visible despite being present in the app switcher.
  • Note that this app now requires macOS 10.14 or later.

And here’s the notes for the smaller Version 10.6.1 app update:

  • In this release we fixed a hang that occurred when connecting via an RD Gateway.
  • If you encounter any errors, you can always contact us via Help > Report an Issue.

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