Alongside Windows 8.1, Microsoft released a rather useful app for iOS as well today. Microsoft Remote Desktop allows you to access and control your Windows PC from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. It looks like a rather decent utility, especially for business users, as plenty of similar apps have tried to pull off the same function with less simplicity.

With the Microsoft Remote Desktop app, you can connect to a remote PC and your work resources from almost anywhere. Experience the power of Windows with RemoteFX in a Remote Desktop client designed to help you get your work done wherever you are.

Features
•Access to remote resources through the Remote Desktop Gateway
•Rich multi-touch experience with remote desktop protocol (RDP) and RemoteFX supporting Windows gestures
•Secure connection to your data and applications with breakthrough Network Layer Authentication (NLA) technology
•Simple management of all remote connections from the connection center
•High quality video and sound streaming with improved compression and bandwidth usage
•Easy connection to external monitors or projectors for presentations

Microsoft Remote Desktop is a free for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users in the App Store.

Update: Microsoft introduced a version for Mac as well for OS X users to control Windows remotely.

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4 Responses to “Microsoft debuts Remote Desktop app for PC access on iOS (Update: For Mac too)”

  1. And it’s free! Very impressive. Too bad I won’t go back to Windows any time soon. My Mavericks is waiting for me! Or rather I’m waiting for Mavericks…

  2. Leon Kernan says:

    This is just a cut down version of the iTap mobile RDP client, which has dissappeared from the app store, I’m keeping the original around as it’s 10x better.

  3. The app would be of great useful to business user as they would be able to Manage all their task when they are travelling……….. And its free………

  4. My more likely stuff it’s LiteManager free for remotely desktop pc’s via Internet.