What's new in Windows Virtual Desktop for January 2021

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We have just updated our What's new in Windows Virtual Desktop document for changes made to the service in January.

 

Please bookmark: aka.ms/WVDWhatsNew, as the authoritative site for all changes, as well as the official road map at aka.ms/WVDRoadmap for dates of upcoming features.

If you would like to see a new specific feature, suggest these on the WVD UserVoice

 

New Windows Virtual Desktop offer

New customers save 30 percent on Windows Virtual Desktop computing costs for D-series and Bs-series virtual machines for up to 90 days when using the native Microsoft solution. You can redeem this offer in the Azure portal before March 31, 2021. Learn more at our Windows Virtual Desktop offer page.

 

networkSecurityGroupRules value change

In the Azure Resource Manager nested template, we changed the default value for networkSecurityGroupRules from an object to an array. This will prevent any errors if you use managedDisks-customimagevm.json without specifying a value for networkSecurityGroupRules. This wasn't a breaking change and is backward compatible.

 

FSLogix hotfix update

We’ve released FSLogix, version 2009 HF_01 (2.9.7654.46150) to solve issues in the previous release (2.9.7621.30127). We recommend you stop using the previous version and update FSLogix as soon as possible.

For more information, see the release notes in What's new in FSLogix.

 

Azure portal experience improvements

We've made the following improvements to the Azure portal experience:

  • You can now add local VM admin credentials directly instead of having to add a local account created with the Active Directory domain join account credentials.
  • Users can now list both individual and group assignments in separate tabs for individual users and groups.
  • The version number of the Windows Virtual Desktop Agent is now visible in the Virtual Machine overview for host pools.
  • Added bulk delete for host pools and application groups.
  • You can now enable or disable drain mode for multiple session hosts in a host pool.
  • Removed the public IP field from the VM details page.

 

Windows Virtual Desktop Agent troubleshooting

We recently set up the Windows Virtual Desktop Agent troubleshooting guide to help customers who have encountered common issues.

 

Microsoft Defender for Endpoint integration

Microsoft Defender for Endpoint integration is now generally available. This feature gives your Windows Virtual Desktop VMs the same investigation experience as a local Windows 10 machine. If you're using Windows 10 Enterprise multi-session, Microsoft Defender for Endpoint will support up to 50 concurrent user connections, giving you the cost savings of Windows 10 Enterprise multi-session and the confidence of Microsoft Defender for Endpoint. For more information, check out our blog post.

 

Azure Security baseline for Windows Virtual Desktop

We've recently published an article about the Azure security baseline for Windows Virtual Desktop that we'd like to call your attention to. These guidelines include information about how to apply the Azure Security Benchmark, version 2.0 to Windows Virtual Desktop. The Azure Security Benchmark describes the settings and practices we recommend you use to secure your cloud solutions on Azure.

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