Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection 2 released

by Volker Weber


Remote Desktop Connection Client for Mac 2 lets you connect from your Macintosh computer to a Windows-based computer or to multiple Windows-based computers at the same time. After you have connected, you can work with applications and files on the Windows-based computer.

Three months ago I asked what would happen to RDC 2, as the beta was about to expire and no product was released. The beta did expire, but only displayed a message and would continue to work. I asked Microsoft and they told me RDC 2 would be shipping "in spring" and there would not be another beta. Eventually they did release another beta, most likely because they were downing in support calls.

Anyway, the wait is over, and yesterday Microsoft released the final product and makes it available as a free download.

This free download runs natively on both Intel-based and PowerPC-based Macs. The RDC bundle supports eight languages: English, French, German, Italian, Swedish, Spanish, Dutch, and Japanese.

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[Thanks, Bruce]


And surprisingly for an MS product on OS X, it works really well too. Good performance, well behaved, and looks reasonable Mac like. Works much much better than VNC does to the same server systems as far as my testing has gone.

Stuart Mcintyre, 2008-07-02

Umm. I just use CorD, assuming that any MS software - especially stuff for the Mac - is crap.

Perhaps thats a little harsh, but it *is* built on my 20+ experience with MS software..

--* Bill

Bill Buchan, 2008-07-03


I did not assume, I tested.

Volker Weber, 2008-07-03

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