Microsoft releases Remote Desktop 8.0 for Android, iOS and Mac

Coinciding with its release of Windows 8.1, Microsoft has released new versions of its Remote Desktop Client (RDC) for Android, iOS and Mac. This is the first major upgrade to RDC for Mac since version 2.0 was released in June 2008 and last updated in May 2011 and the first releases for Android and iOS.

RDC 8.0 for Mac includes some long awaited features including support for Mac OS X 10.7 and later. While RDC . . .

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Lync for Mac 2011 14.0.4 update provides Mountain Lion support

Microsoft has released its Lync for Mac 2011 14.0.4 update. This update appears to solidify improvements in the the 14.0.3 hotfix for specific devices and officially supports OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion).

Additional improvements:

Fixes an issue where a Mac user cannot participate in screen sharing and receives the error message Encryption policy does not match because an administrator has set a policy to enforce desktop and application sharing encryption. Fixes an issue where 16:9 . . .

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Don’t fight Gatekeeper to install Office for Mac updates

Apple released OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) on Wednesday and with it released its new security technology called Gatekeeper. Gatekeeper’s purpose is to watch as you download applications and installers from the Internet and verify they are legitimate software not malware. That’s a good thing.

Most of Microsoft’s Office for Mac installers and updaters are not “signed”, which means Gatekeeper may not allow you to install them or at least may make them difficult to . . .

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