iOS Microsoft Remote Desktop app gets a number of new changes in its first 2021 update

Brad Stephenson

Microsoft Remote Desktop app

Microsoft’s Remote Desktop app received its first update for the year for Apple’s iOS devices today. This update, a pretty big one, makes some UI improvements, adds a new zoom slider, and fixes a couple of bugs that were frustrating some users.

Here’s the full release notes for the update which brings Microsoft Remote Desktop up to Version 10.2.4:

It’s 2021 and time for our first release of the year.

First, we’ve made changes to the connection bar (which is part of the in-session user experience):

  • The connection bar can be collapsed by moving it into one of the four corners of the screen.
  • On iPads and large iPhones you can dock the connection bar to the left or right edge of the screen.
  • A press-and-hold gesture on the connection bar magnification button reveals a panel with a zoom slider.
  • The new zoom slider controls the magnification level of the session in both touch and mouse pointer mode.

Finally, we addressed some accessibility bugs and the following two issues:

  • The client now validates the PC name in the Add/Edit PC UI to ensure that it does not contain illegal characters.
  • Addressed an issue where the UI would stop resolving a workspace name during subscription.

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