Announcing the public preview of URI schemes with the Remote Desktop client
Published Mar 08 2023 08:47 PM 11.1K Views

Today we’re very excited to announce the public preview of Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) schemes with the Remote Desktop client for Azure Virtual Desktop! This new feature allows you to subscribe to a workspace or connect to a particular desktop or Remote App via two URI schemes, ms-avd and ms-rd, and allows for fast and efficient end user connection to Azure Virtual Desktop resources.


The Remote Desktop client for Windows is the currently supported client for URI schemes. As we proceed through Public Preview, we will evaluate support for other clients as well. Please refer to our documentation for known limitations and example commands.


Key benefits

  • Enable customers to provide direct “links” for their end users to directly launch specified Azure Virtual Desktop resources
  • Enable end users to directly connect to URI resources in as seamless a manner as possible without needing to first subscribe to feed
  • Enable customers to maintain their own branded UI experiences without needing to expose Azure Virtual Desktop UI to end users


More details

For additional information on how to use URI schemes with the Remote Desktop client please see our documentation

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‎Apr 10 2023 07:00 PM
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