Microsoft updates Remote Desktop‬ app with native support for Apple Silicon

Microsoft Remote Desktop app

Microsoft has released a new update for its Remote Desktop app. The update brings native support for Apple Silicon and adds a couple of features like client-side IME support when using Unicode keyboard mode and Kerberos support in the CredSSP security protocol sequence. Apart from that, Microsoft also addressed macOS 11 compatibility issues. Lastly, the Redmond giant notes that it has made some significant upgrades to the underlying shared code.

Here is the full changelog for the 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.

If you are encountering any major issues then you can navigate to Help > Report an issue to reach out to Microsoft. The new update bumps the app to version 10.6.0 and is available for download from the App Store. Do note that the Remote Desktop app now requires macOS 10.14 or later in order to work.

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