RDP 8 the new protocol for Remote Desktops in Server 2012 has been released for Windows 7. This is not your typical just install a new client – so make sure you would benefit from updating to the new RDP8. To understand if this would help you ask yourself are you Remoting into a Windows 8, Windows 2012, or Windows 7 with RDP 8 installed machine? If the answer is yes, then it makes sense to do the upgrade.
Remote Desktop Protocol 8.0 update for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2592687
There are a host of new features in the new RDP 8 protocol. These features are available when you use a client and host that is compatible with RDP 8.0.
This means that a computer that is running Windows 8, Server 2012, or Windows 7 SP1 with the RDP 8.0 update installed can connect to another computer that is running Windows 8, Server 2012, or Windows 7 SP1 with the RDP 8.0 update installed.