Microsoft's commitment to Android keeps on impressing us with new app releases, frequent improvements to its existing portfolio, and decent overall adoption of Google's design guidelines. Case in point, Remote Desktop. This handy app that lets you remotely connect to any Windows computer has been available for a while on Android, but its design was outdated and its features were slightly limited. Well that's no more.

Remote Desktop is finally getting the updated design and multiple account support that have been in testing through the app's Beta channel for a few months now. As you can see from the screenshots, the interface is more in line with Lollipop and although the nit-picky amongst us can point out a few missteps here and there, it's still a significant improvement over the old UI (pictured at the end of the post).

The update also includes multiple session support so you can access several apps and computers simultaneously, and lots of bug fixes and stability improvements.

What's new in 8.1.11
This release introduces a completely brand new client. We've put a lot of work into delivering a new improved experience that provides:
- A new user interface - New connection center and in-session improvements
- Multi-session support - Run more than one application or desktop session at a time
- Overall stability - Lots of bug fixes
Thanks to everyone for the on-going feedback and support!

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Previous version's UI

If you were holding off on trying Remote Desktop for any of the reasons mentioned above, you don't have to anymore, especially since the app is free in the Play Store.