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Microsoft Updates Remote Desktop Store App With New Features

In addition to the classic Remote Desktop app (mstsc.exe), Windows 10 includes a modern app, simply called 'Microsoft Remote App'. It is a UWP app that receives updates from the Microsoft Store. A few days ago the app received a major feature overhaul, bringing a few useful features to the end user.

Windows 10 Remote Store App

Microsoft describes the app as follows:

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Use the Microsoft Remote Desktop app to connect to a remote PC or virtual apps and desktops made available by your admin. The app helps you be productive no matter where you are. Getting Started Configure your PC for remote access first. Download the Remote Desktop assistant to your PC and let it do the work for you: https://aka.ms/RDSetup Learn more about the different remote desktop apps at: https://aka.ms/rdapps

Microsoft has updated the Store app to version 10.1.1107. The change log comes with the following highlights:

  • You can now copy files between local and remote PCs.
  • You can now use your email address to access remote resources (if enabled by your admin).
  • You can now change user account assignments for remote resource feeds.
  • The app now shows the proper icon for .rdp files assigned to this app in File Explorer instead of a blank default icon.

Interested users can grab the app from the Store:

Get the Microsoft Remote Desktop app

For existing users, the update should be delivered automatically via the Microsoft Store.

If you prefer the classic Remote Desktop app, then you may the following articles useful:

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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