Microsoft has introduced Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) version 2.0 beta 2, an updated version of its software that lets Mac users connect to Windows computers.

Available now for download the software lets users connect to a Windows PC and work remotely with applications and files held on that computer from your Mac.

The new version introduces multiple session improvements; the ability to manage all connection settings using connection files; Vista Network Level Authentication (NLA), a new authentication method used in Windows Vista; auto-reconnect; and widescreen support.

System requirements call for a G4/500MHz or faster, Mac OS X v10.4.9 or later, 128MB RAM and 13MB hard disk space.

The new beta is set to expire on March 31, 2008.