What's new in the Windows Desktop client

You can find more detailed information about the Windows Desktop client at Get started with the Windows Desktop client. You'll find the latest updates to client below.

Latest client versions

The client can be configured for different user groups. The following table lists the current versions available for each user group:

User group Version
Public 1.2.535
Insider 1.2.594

Updates for version 1.2.594

Date published: 01/14/2020

Download: Windows 64-bit, Windows 32-bit, Windows ARM64

  • You can now select which displays to use for desktop connections. To change this setting, right-click the icon of the desktop connection and select Settings.
  • Fixed an issue where the connection settings didn’t display the correct available scale factors.
  • Fixed an issue where Narrator couldn’t read the dialogue shown while the connection initiated.
  • Fixed an issue where the wrong user name displayed when the Azure Active Directory and Active Directory names didn’t match.
  • Fixed an issue that made the client stop responding when initiating a connection while not connected to a network.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the client to stop responding when attaching a headset.

Updates for version 1.2.535

Date published: 12/04/2019

Download: Windows 64-bit, Windows 32-bit, Windows ARM64

  • You can now access information about updates directly from the more options button on the command bar at the top of the client.
  • You can now report feedback from the command bar of the client.
  • The Feedback option is now only shown if the Feedback Hub is available.
  • Ensured the update notification is not shown when notifications are disabled through policy.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented some RDP files from launching.
  • Fixed a crash on startup of the client caused by corruption of some persistent settings.

Updates for version 1.2.431

Date published: 11/12/2019

Download: Windows 64-bit, Windows 32-bit, Windows ARM64

  • The 32-bit and ARM64 versions of the client are now available!
  • The client now saves any changes you make to the connection bar (such as its position, size, and pinned state) and applies those changes across sessions.
  • Updated gateway information and connection status dialogs.
  • Addressed an issue that caused two credentials to prompt at the same time while trying to connect after the Azure Active Directory token expired.
  • On Windows 7, users are now properly prompted for credentials if they had saved credentials when the server disallows it.
  • The Azure Active Directory prompt now appears in front of the connection window when reconnecting.
  • Items pinned to the taskbar are now updated during a feed refresh.
  • Improved scrolling on the Connection Center when using touch.
  • Removed the empty line from the resolution drop-down menu.
  • Removed unnecessary entries in Windows Credential Manager.
  • Desktop sessions are now properly sized when exiting full screen.
  • The RemoteApp disconnection dialog now appears in the foreground when you resume your session after entering sleep mode.
  • Addressed accessibility issues like keyboard navigation.

Updates for version 1.2.247

Date published: 09/17/2019

Download: Windows 64-bit

  • Improved the fallback languages for localized version. (For example, FR-CA will properly display in French instead of English.)
  • When removing a subscription, the client now properly removes the saved credentials from Credential Manager.
  • The client update process is now unattended once started and the client will relaunch once completed.
  • The client can now be used on Windows 10 in S mode.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the update process to fail for users with a space in their username.
  • Fixed a crash that happened when authenticating during a connection.
  • Fixed a crash that happened when closing the client.