Installing Remote Desktop on a Personally-Owned Mac (How-to)

Microsoft Remote Desktop is software that provides access to Drake’s virtual applications and desktops. This application may be installed from the Mac App Store on a personally-owned Mac computer.

If you are using a Drake-owned computer, please see the article Installing Remote Desktop on a Drake-Owned Mac (How-to).

Installing Microsoft Remote Desktop

  1. Open the Mac App Store.
  2. In the Search text box, type in Microsoft Remote Desktop.

App Store Search box

  1. Locate Microsoft Remote Desktop in the search results. Click Get to install the software.

Installing Microsoft Remote Desktop from the Mac App Store.

Find and Launch Remote Desktop

  1. Open Spotlight Search by pressing the Command and Spacebar keys at the same time.
  2. In the Spotlight Search text box, search for Remote Desktop.
  3. Click on the Microsoft Remote Desktop search result to launch the software.

Searching for Remote Desktop using Spotlight Search


Once you have opened remote Desktop, you may now proceed with signing in to your Drake Microsoft account. For instructions on signing in, please reference the article Using Azure Virtual Desktops (How-to).

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