Microsoft Remote Desktop Gains Native Apple Silicon Support

Microsoft Remote Desktop Gains Native Apple Silicon Support

Microsoft has released an update to its Remote Desktop app, bringing native support for the Apple Silicon used in M1 Macs.

Microsoft’s Remote Desktop application allows Mac users to connect and use PCs or virtual Windows applications.

Use Microsoft Remote Desktop for Mac to connect to a remote PC or virtual apps and desktops made available by your admin. With Microsoft Remote Desktop, you can be productive no matter where you are.


Configure your PC for remote access using the information at

Learn about our other Remote Desktop clients at


• Access remote PCs running Windows Professional or Enterprise and Windows Server.

• Access managed resources published by your admin.

• Connect through a Remote Desktop Gateway.

• Secure connection to your data and applications.

• Simple management of your connections and user account from the Connection Center.

• Audio and video streaming.

• Redirect folders, your clipboard, and local devices such as microphones and cameras.

While the biggest new feature in the update is native compatibility for M1 Macs, there are a number of other improvements and bug fixes:

What’s New

Version 10.6.0

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.

Microsoft Remote Desktop is a free download from the Mac App Store. [GET IT HERE]

(Via AppleInsider)