What is new in Azure Virtual Desktop for October 2022


Here's what changed in October 2022:


Background effects for macOS Teams on Azure Virtual Desktop now generally available

Background effects for Teams on Azure Virtual Desktop is now generally available for the macOS version of Teams on Azure Virtual Desktop. This feature lets meeting participants select an available image in Teams to change their background or choose to blur their background. Background effects are only compatible with version 10.7.10 or later of the Azure Virtual Desktop macOS client. For more information, see What’s new in the macOS client.


Host pool deployment support for Azure availability zones now generally available

We've improved the host pool deployment process. You can now deploy host pools into up to three availability zones in supported Azure regions. For more information, see our blog post.


FSLogix version 2210 now in public preview

FSLogix version 2210 is now public preview. This new version includes new features, bug fixes, and other improvements. One of the new features is Disk Compaction, which lets you remove white space in a disk to shrink the disk size. Disk Compaction will save you significant amounts of storage capacity in the storage spaces where you keep your FSLogix disks. For more information, see What’s new in FSLogix or the FSLogix Disk Compaction blog post.


Universal Print for Azure Virtual Desktop now generally available

The release of Windows 11 22H2 includes an improved printing experience that combines the benefits of Azure Virtual Desktop and Universal Print for Windows 11 multi-session users. Learn more at Printing on Azure Virtual Desktop using Universal Print.

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