Microsoft's Macintosh Business Unit has released Remote Desktop Connection Client 1.0.1 for Mac OS X.

This solution, first announced at Macworld Expo,New York, 2002, lets Macs connect to Windows-based computers in order to work with programs and files on that computer.

To connect to Windows computers, users require network access and permissions to connect to it, and the computer must be running Terminal Services or Remote Desktop Services. The solution supports Windows XP, Server 2003, 2000 and NT. Microsoft recommends dual-processor Macs have Mac OS X 10.2.3 installed.

The new feature in this release allows Mac users to connect to specific Network Ports using the PCs IP address. The software is best seen as work in progress - Microsoft has a detailed list of known issues found in its application available from its Web site.