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

Brad Stephenson

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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