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Virtual Desktops Community News Blog Post 23rd June 2022 – 14th July 2022

Welcome to the 45th 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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Nerdio

Nerdio are very happy can announce direct integration with Rimo3!! Using Rimo3 you can now import your applications from multiple sources, perform automated application smoke testing, and then export them directly to Nerdio as MSIX App Attach apps so they can be assigned to users!

IGEL

IGEL have now announced that they now have full support of Microsoft Teams optimization on IGEL OS-Powered endpoints when connecting to Azure Virtual Desktop and Windows 365! This is great news as this was previously only available for Windows and MacOS Endpoints. Great teamwork from IGEL and Microsoft here!

Community

Windows Autopatch Implementation Guide

Jitesh Kumar wrote a blog post about how to implement the Windows Autopatch feature. He explains in a very detailed way what you need, how to fix common issues, and how to configure this feature through the portal.

You can read his post here: https://www.anoopcnair.com/windows-autopatch-implementation-guide-setup/

Create a Secure Workstation Image with Trusted launch enabled in Azure

Torbjörn Granheden shows how to create a secure workstation image with Trusted Launch enabled. How shows how the image from the VM level to AVD optimization till an image definition in the Compute Gallery. From that point he creates a new VM.

Check his post here: http://tbone.se/2022/07/11/create-a-secure-workstation-image-with-trusted-launch-enabled-in-azure/

Fix personal AVD host as a user with MS Teams

Sander Rozemuller has written a post about how to make it possible to fix a personal AVD host when it becomes unresponsive as a user. If a host is unhealthy the user gets a notification in MS Teams that allows the user to restart the session host.

You can read his post here: https://rozemuller.com/fix-personal-avd-host-as-a-user-with-ms-teams/

Microsoft

Packaging Adobe Reader DC for AVD MSIX AppAttach

Luis Henrique Demetrio wrote an article about how to create an MSIX AppAttach Adobe Reader DC package for AVD. He shows which tool to use and how to create a package in a detailed way supported by screenshots.

You can read his post over here: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/windows-dev-appconsult/packaging-adobe-reader-dc-for-avd-msix-appattach/ba-p/3572098

Microsoft Azure Virtual Training Day: Fundamentals

Azure Virtual Desktop is on the roll every day. To help you better understand the cloud and perfect your skills Microsoft has planned new Azure Virtual Training days for Azure Virtual Desktop.

Register for one of the upcoming training days:

New Windows Desktop Client version 1.2.3317

A new version of Windows Desktop Client became available. You can download the version from this page: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/remote/remote-desktop-services/clients/windowsdesktop-whatsnew

Windows Autopatch has arrived!

Microsoft announced that Windows Autopatch is now generally available.

Read the full article here: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/windows-it-pro-blog/windows-autopatch-has-arrived/ba-p/3570119