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Virtual Desktops Community Weekly Blog Post 27th May 2022 – 2nd June 2022

Welcome to the 42nd Azure Virtual Desktop community newsletter! We now released our newsletter on Thursdays to get a wider reach and give you the ability to engage with us in a better way!

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Bas van Kaam from Nerdio has announced that they have released the capability for customers to submit product feedback, feature requests and ideas in general from their customers, partners and community friends. This is a really great idea! If you have a feature which you want to see implemented in Nerdio then submit the idea here –



Life on the Edge Season 2 Episode 2: Sustainability

James O’Regan from IGEL has released a new episode if Life on the Edge where he discusses Sustainability with Ewen Anderson who is the CIO of PX3. In the podcast they discuss the pandemic and the impact it has had on the environment and how remote working is the key driver to reducing emissions. You can listen to the podcast here –


Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD) – Packaging the SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) to MSIX

Luis Henrique Demetrio, a Windows Development Advocate at Microsoft has released a nice Microsoft Tech Community blog article where he shows how to package SQL Server Management Server as a MSIX App Attach Application. You can read his post here – Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD) – Packaging the SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) to MSIX – Microsoft Tech Community



Microsoft is making virtual developer workstations available in the cloud via Dev Box

Microsoft is launching a new service called Microsoft Dev Box. This is a service which will allow developers to spin up azure virtual desktops with their tools ready to go pretty much instantly. You can read more about it here – Introducing Microsoft Dev Box