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Microsoft Updates Remote Desktop on Windows

Microsoft’s Remote Desktop app on Windows has received a new update that allows users to copy files from local and remote PCs.


has rolled out an update for its app. This release is focused on the Windows version of the tool. There are some interesting new features on board this bump, including the ability to copy files.

Remote Desktop is now on Version 10.1.1149.0. As mentioned, the standout new feature is the ability to copy files. Specifically, users can now copy files from local and remote PCs.

Elsewhere in the update, Microsoft has opened the app to allow users to access remote resources with their email address. It is worth noting this feature will only be allowed with admin permission.

Other new abilities added to the app include a choice to change the account assigned to a resource feed. As always, Microsoft has also squashed some bugs and focused on performance issues. You can check out the full changelog below:

  • You can now copy files between the local and remote PCs.
  • Your email address can now be used to access remote resources, if enabled by your admin.
  • The user account assigned to a remote resource feed can now be changed.
  • When assigning .rdp files to this app, a proper icon will be shown in File Explorer instead of a blank one.
  • Additional bug fixes.

If you want to check out the Remote Desktop app on Windows, you can grab it from the Microsoft Store here.

Recent iOS Updates

Recently, Microsoft has been showing the iOS version of Remote Desktop plenty of love. Back in November, Microsoft issued its first update for Remote Desktop on iOS in over a year. Since then, the company has continued its renewed commitment to the app. Last month, an extensive update was rolled out for iOS.

Luke Jones
Luke Jones
Luke has been writing about all things tech for more than five years. He is following Microsoft closely to bring you the latest news about Windows, Office, Azure, Skype, HoloLens and all the rest of their products.

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