Microsoft has a preview of the new universal app to offer Remote Desktop client connections on the Windows Store. Being a universal app, it works on mobile devices, PCs (with Windows 10), the Surface Hub, HoloLens, Xbox, and other Windows devices. The Remote Desktop app uses RemoteFX and Remote Desktop Protocol to allow connections across multiple platforms.
You can install the app on Windows 10 from the Windows Store.
The app certainly has a facelift compared to the tried and true mstsc.exe. It offers saving desktop connections similar to RDCMan (Remote Desktop Connection Manager) to provide quick connections to servers and desktops you access frequently.
While the app is still in the Preview state, it is currently showing some limitations and the reviews are providing the feedback.
- No automatic screen resizing for different resolutions
- No display when connecting to a High DPI screen like a 4K monitor or a Surface Pro
- No remote file copying
Microsoft Remote Desktop app is designed to help you get your work done wherever you are. You can connect to remote PCs and be productive as if these resources were running locally.
Connect to Windows Professional, Enterprise and Windows Server editions from your Windows 10 device. Find the full list of supported Windows versions and helpful tips on connecting to a Windows PC at https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn473009.aspx
- Access to remote resources through your Remote Desktop Gateway
- Rich multi-touch experience with Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) and RemoteFX supporting Windows gestures
- Secure connection to your data and applications
- Simple management of your connections in the connection center
- High quality video and audio streaming