One of the most useful features of Windows is Remote Desktop. It lets you view and operate a computer across the internet, just as if you were sitting in front of it. For supporting friends or family in their hour of need, it's a useful facility, and if you look after a bunch of servers for a living (as I do) then it's essential. And while there are plenty of commercial products that let you manage multiple RD connections, many people (including myself) are of the opinion that the best one happens to be a freebie from Microsoft called Remote Desktop Connection Manager.
RDC Manager 2.2 was launched in 2010, and after more than 4 years of waiting it's finally been upgraded. The latest release is 2.7, which features a number of bug fixes, more features, better compatibility with Windows 8.x and Server 2012, and more. You can now summon the Windows 8 charms remotely if you so wish, and logging off from a remote server is less likely to produce a strange error message.
You'll find the download at http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=44989 and it's around 1.2 MB. The program is malware-free according to VirusTotal and Web of Trust.
Note that, if you're upgrading from version 2.2, start by ticking the "store my passwords in plain text" in version 2.2 before installing the new version, otherwise 2.7 won't be able to read any saved passwords. Once you've upgraded, 2.7 will re-encrypt your passwords for you.
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