Azure Virtual Desktop

OneDrive – OneDrive client will be blocked on VM running unsupported FSLogix

  Starting January 2023 – expected to be completed by February 2023, OneDrive sync client will be blocked on virtual machine running FSLogix older than 2009 Hot Fix 1.   If after this hard block has been deployed, you are running OneDrive on a virtual machine with an unsupported FSLogix, an error message will be …

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Azure Virtual Desktop – You can enable single sign-on and password less for AVD (preview)

These features are currently in preview and is currently available only on Windows 11 22H2 Enterprise Preview (mono and multi session) X64 Gen 2 as session host AVD SSO This can be enable for both Azure AD Joined and Hybrid Joined (Active Directory) virtual machines; it does not support Azure AD Domain Services joined virtual …

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Azure – How to remotely connect to Azure virtual machines

When running workloads on cloud services ones of the challenges is to manage them in a secure way; this especially true when you have to manage virtual machines. Accessing and managing virtual machines in an on-premises environment is usually done either using Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) for Windows machines or Secure Shell (SSH) for Linux …

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Intune – You can now define user configuration settings on AVD using Intune

As you may be already aware you have been able to manage Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD) virtual machines using Intune for some time now. Well, you were able to only manage devices settings with Intune. Good news, you can now also manage user settings with Intune on AVD. What user settings can you manage with …

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Azure Virtual Desktop / Teams – Support for multi-window and background effects is now available

If you use Teams on Windows/Mac you already know that you can pop-out chat, meetings or document into a separate window, as well as the capability to use a background image. If you are using Azure Virtual Desktop (aka AVD, aka Windows Virtual Desktop, aka WVD) you may also already know that Microsoft has been …

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Azure Virtual Desktop/Intune – You can now auto-configure the AVD Remote Desktop Client

As you know, Azure Virtual Desktop (aka AVD, aka Windows Virtual Desktop) is the Microsoft solution to securely provide virtualized remote desktop virtualized on Azure. To connect to an AVD session you need to use the remote desktop client (available here https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-desktop/user-documentation/connect-windows-7-10/?WT.mc_id=M365-MVP-7836) and then get your end-users to subscribe to a workspace. Well, good news …

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Azure Virtual Desktop – You can now use Azure Active Directory

As you know if you are deploying and managing Azure Virtual Desktop (aka AVD, aka Windows Virtual Desktop, aka WVD) you have (had) the requirement to use either an Active Directory Domain Service (AD DS) or Azure Active Directory Domain Service to join your virtual machine (AAD DS). Well, good news, this requirement is no …

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Azure Virtual Desktop – Multimedia redirection is now available in preview

If you are using Windows Virtual Desktop (aka WVD, aka Azure Virtual Desktop, aka AVD) you may have a need to provide multimedia redirection to your users, allowing the use of the local client capabilities to play multimedia content instead of running it on the WVD session. Well, good new, you can now have multimedia …

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Windows 11 – Windows 11 is now available in preview in Azure Virtual Desktop and Azure Virtual Machine

By now, you may already know that a new Windows version – Windows 11 – is coming by the end of this year. You may already know that you can deliver Windows 10 experience on the cloud using Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD – now known as Azure Virtual Desktop, AVD) and Azure Virtual Machine. Well, …

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Azure Virtual Desktop – Ensure you are using a recent remote desktop client before July 27th 2021

If you are using Windows Virtual Desktop (aka WVD, aka Azure Virtual Desktop, aka AVD) you know you need to use a specific remote desktop client. The AVD Remote Desktop client is being updated frequently to introduce new capabilities and fixes. Well, starting July 27th 2021, Microsoft is enforcing a minimum remote desktop client. You …

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