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Virtual Desktops Community Newsletter 9th February – 23rd February 2023

Welcome to this news blog post from the official Microsoft Virtual Desktops global community. In this newsletter, we will take you along with all the community and partner news over the past few weeks news.


Shabaz Darr has released a video onto YouTube where he gives an introductory video on the up and coming NerdioCon 2023 Conference which will be held in Cancun, Mexico! In this video he has a chat with Mike Starnes from Foundation IT about the conference and the benefits of Nerdio! You can view it here:


FSLogix profile containers for Azure AD cloud only identities

Jason Parker from Microsoft have released some updated advise around using FSLogix in Cloud only environments, i.e. the user is not synced from Active Directory Domain Services. In the post Jason explains the method to use Azure Page Blob Storage accounts to use FSLogix profiles. You can view the post here –

Microsoft Defender for Endpoint – Web Content Filtering for Windows 365 Cloud PC and Azure Virtual Desktop

Aresh Sarkari has written a blog post on how to use Defender for Endpoint for Web Content Filtering for AVD & Cloud PC. If your organization is using Defender for Endpoint this may save you having to purchase a 3rd party solution for managing which type of content your users are allowed to browse. You can read his blog post here –

Add a new session host to an existing host pool the easy way with Terraform

Johan Vanneuville has released a nice post on how to deploy a AVD Session hosts into an existing hostpool using Terraform. Johan expained how to use the new AzureRM Provider from Terraform to perform this functionality. You can read all about it on his blog post here –


Remote Desktop Client Insider Build updated to v1.2.4062

Microsoft have updated the Remote Desktop Client build to v1.2.4062. The new build includes imporvements to the narrator experience, a few bug fixes, and an update for Teams which includes a fix which resolves an issue with application window sharing. You can view more info here –