Microsoft Remote Desktop now supports on-screen keyboards from clients

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Microsoft Remote Desktop recently received an update on Android that makes it easier to use with touchscreen keyboards. The update brings the app to version and also includes a couple of other improvements as well as bug fixes.

Following the update, you’ll be able to use built-in and on-screen keyboards from the client-side of the Remote Desktop setup. Here’s everything that’s new with the update:

  • Added support for client-side IMEs when using built-in and onscreen keyboards.
  • Integrated credential prompting into the workspace subscription flow.
  • Improved WVD workspace download performance to prevent throttling.
  • Fixed instances in the UI of incorrect command icons.

With this update in place, your remote desktop setup should also prevent throttling, thanks to improvements of WVD workspace download performance in the app.

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If you’re new to using a remote desktop app, you can check out our guide on How to use Remote Desktop to connect to a Windows 10 PC. If you’re not locked into the Microsoft ecosystem, there are also some great alternatives. Our Richard Devine recently wrote about how Chrome Remote Desktop is so good you shouldn’t look at anything else.

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