Microsoft remote desktop

Microsoft’s Remote Desktop application has received a long-awaited update in the App Store for iPhone and iPad.

The app allows iOS users to connect to a remote PC or virtual apps and desktops made available by an admin.

With the latest update, Microsoft is introducing the ability to control the remote session with a mouse or trackpad on iPadOS 13.4 or later.

What’s New

Version 10.1.0

This is the update many of you have been waiting for! If you are using iPadOS 13.4 or later, you will now be able to control the remote session with a mouse or trackpad.

  • Support for the Apple Magic Mouse 2 and Apple Magic Trackpad 2 (left-click, left-drag, right-click, right-drag, horizontal and vertical scrolling, and local zooming).
  • Support for external mice (left-click, left-drag, right-click, right-drag, middle-click, and vertical scrolling).
  • Support for CTRL, ALT and SHIFT key state with mouse and trackpad clicks (enables features such as multi-select and range-select).
  • Support for the trackpad “Tap-to-Click” feature.

We’ve also updated the Mouse Pointer mode right-click gesture to press-and-hold (not press-and-hold-and-release). And, on iPhone we’ve thrown in some taptic feedback when we detect the right-click gesture.

In addition, we’ve made the following improvements:

  • Added an option to disable NLA enforcement under iOS Settings > RD Client.
  • Mapped Control+Shift+Escape to CTRL+SHIFT+ESC (where Escape is generated using a remapped key on iPadOS or Command+.)
  • Mapped Command+F to CTRL+F.
  • Fixed an issue where the SwiftPoint middle button was not working (iPadOS 13.3.1 or earlier, and iOS).
  • Fixed some bugs which prevented handling of the “rdp:” URI.
  • Addressed an issue where the in-session Immersive Switcher UI showed stale app entries if a disconnect was server-initiated.

And finally, we added support for the Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) Spring 2020 Update.

Download/update the app from the App Store by clicking the link below.