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Microsoft Remote Desktop updated for Apple Silicon

Microsoft Remote Desktop

Microsoft has released an update to its Remote Desktop app to natively support Apple Silicon on M1 Macs.

Microsoft's long-standing Remote Desktop application lets Mac users connect and use PCs, or virtual Windows apps. Rather than running Windows on the Mac itself, it's a remote connectivity solution which now works natively on M1 Macs.

"In this release we've made some significant updates to the shared underlying code that powers the Remote Desktop experience across all our clients," says Microsoft in its Mac App Store listing.

The most significant update is the native support for M1, but the new release also "addressed macOS 11 compatibility issues." It now requires macOS 10.14 or later.

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