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3 stars out of 5
· 11/17/2015
No keyboard

Clicking around works ok, but virtual keyboard does not appear when button is pressed.

5 stars out of 5
· 11/14/2015

Love it, works great. Mouse controls are pretty smooth and intuitive. Image and resolution is excellent across to my phone.

4 stars out of 5
· 10/29/2015
Great Start

I work on remote desktops all day. This application does a great job of allowing me to move from one system to another. I prefer it over any other program I have used. However, it does have some shortcomings that I am hopeful will be corrected soon. The primary issue is that local drives cannot be shared. Hence, when I need to download/upload a file, I need to connect with another program. This is the one big issue that needs to be addressed. Using the clipboard copy would also be nice and I would think this would go along with the file transfer issue. I would like the ability to name the connections and organize them on the launch pad. This would just be a nice organizational feature.

1 stars out of 5
· 11/2/2015

When it works it is a great program. Problem is, after a couple of weeks, it will open then close right away. Uninstalling and installing again does not work. I happened to install the retail version of Windows 10 to replace the Insider Preview in September. When I installed Remote Desktop it worked for a couple of weeks then again started closing right after it opened. No idea what is going on.

3 stars out of 5
· 10/29/2015
All of the sudden, its unstable

I've been using the app since Windows 8, and its my preferred RDP app, however on all of my Windows 10 machines (laptop, desktop, tablet, wife's laptop), the app just crashes when I try to open it. I can temp resolve it by removing the app and reinstalling. Hopefully this gets fixed. My laptop is a fresh install by the way

1 stars out of 5
· 10/16/2015
Very bad user experience!

I wasn't able to use both my displays when remoting in. Fullscreen also always uses only 1 of my displays. The Start button and the taskbar were not even shown in the remote session! How do you expect me to get anything done when the remoting doesn't even show the full screen real estate? Pathetic! The Settings that are exposed to the user are not useful. It is shameful that the Microsoft Remote Desktop App on a Mac works seamless (even with Phone Authentication) whereas the Windows 10 version sucks!

1 stars out of 5
· 11/20/2015
Doesn't work properly on W10m10586, 10581

Complaining credentials are incorrect. Tried a few times and I am locked out from my corporate network. On screen keyboard doesn't open either.

1 stars out of 5
· 10/14/2015
Works for a couple of days and the stops

Like the app but it only worked for two days. Now it just opens and after two second closes. No error message, just an entry in the event log. Tried uninstalling and reinstalling but the Windows Store gives an error. Please fix this! Event log entry: Unable to start a DCOM Server: Microsoft.RemoteDesktopClient.wwa as Unavailable/Unavailable. The error: "317" Happened while starting this command: "C:\windows\system32\wwahost.exe" -ServerName:Microsoft.RemoteDesktopClient.wwa

3 stars out of 5
· 11/19/2015
Works as advertised, needs updating to Windows UWP

Works as advertised on Windows 10 and Windows 10 mobile, however, PC version UI feels very Windows 8 and could use an update to Windows Universal. Also, the Windows Phone version feels very WP8.1 and could also benefit from being brought into the universal app platform/UI. Finally, lets kill off the desktop remote desktop client for Windows and make the UWP updated version the default one. Less duality, more focus :) Will give 5/5 stars when updated for Windows 10.

3 stars out of 5
· 10/22/2015
Looks nice and refreshed but lacking

I have reverted to old mstsc because I feel as though it's missing core features and function that the previous version had. Biggest concern so far is when I used to pin the old remote desktop to the taskbar, right-clicking the icon or press-and-hold would pull up a menu of my connection history and made connecting a breeze. With this new remote desktop, opening multiple connections is now confusing as it doesn't let me do that anymore.

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  • See all your remote connections in the home screen and open them with a single touch.
  • Access and manage work resources published via RemoteApp and Desktop Connections.
  • Connect to multiple remote desktops at the same time. Keep an eye on different sessions while you multitask.
  • Navigate applications in your remote session easily using the touch keyboard, the Touch Pointer, Rotation and Zoom.
  • Automatically detect and optimize your connection quality with RemoteFX WAN Transport enhancements.
  • Customize settings for all remote connections at once or individually.

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This version includes the following updates: • Improved performance and reliability. • Addition of a new command bar button to easily display the on-screen keyboard. • Ability to manage RemoteApp and Desktop Connections resources directly from the app.

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