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Azure Virtual Desktop – You can now enable watermarking (preview)

With increasing use of Azure Virtual Desktop, it is more and more important to ensure sensitive information are protected. A first level of protection has been added with the screen capture protection (see https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-desktop/screen-capture-protection/). Today a new screen capture protection capability is being made available in preview: watermarking When enabled, QR code watermarks appear as …

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Teams – Window sharing is now generally available in Azure Virtual Desktop

  The Microsoft Teams product group has been working hard to deliver seamless user experience in Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD) for Teams users to provide similar experience on both physical and virtualized (aka AVD) session.   The capability to share your windows in Azure Virtual Desktop session while using Teams is now generally available. That …

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Azure Virtual Desktop – Support for confidential virtual machine is available in preview

Earlier in July 2022, Microsoft has made generally available a new compute series – Azure confidential virtual machine (DCasv5 and ECasv5) (see https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/confidential-computing/overview/). Today, this Azure confidential virtual machine series is made available in preview for use with Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD). Support for confidential virtual machine is available for Windows 11 22H2 hosts; support …

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Azure Virtual Desktop – You can now monitor your AVD at scale (preview)

If you use the Azure virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) Azure Virtual Desktop, you already know that you can monitor your AVD host pool health (insights). Well, until know if you had multiple host pools – which is the case if you have a mix of pooled and personal host – you could not have insights …

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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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Windows – The new Windows 11 edition – 22H2 – is now available

The new Windows 11 edition – Windows 11 22H2 – is now available. You can download it from your MSDN (https://my.visualstudio.com/downloads) or Volume License subscription (https://www.microsoft.com/vlsc) or the Software Center using the Installation media or Media Creation Tool (https://www.microsoft.com/software-download/windows11). It is also available for Windows 365 or Azure Virtual Desktop. If your organization uses Intune/Endpoint …

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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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