What's new in Windows Virtual Desktop for October


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


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


Improved performance

  • We've optimized performance by reducing connection latency in the following Azure geographies:
    • Switzerland
    • Canada

You can now use the Experience Estimator to estimate the user experience quality in these areas.


Azure Government Cloud availability

The Azure Government Cloud is now generally available. Learn more at our blog post.


Windows Virtual Desktop Azure portal updates


We've made some updates to the Windows Virtual Desktop Azure portal:

  • Fixed a resourceID error that prevented users from opening the "Sessions" tab.
  • Streamlined the UI on the "Session hosts" tab.
  • Fixed the "Defaults," "Usability," and "Restore defaults" settings under RDP properties.
  • Made "Remove" and "Delete" functions consistent across all tabs.
  • The portal now validates app names in the "Add an app" workflow.
  • Fixed an issue where the session host export data wasn't aligned in the columns.
  • Fixed an issue where the portal couldn't retrieve user sessions.
  • Fixed an issue in session host retrieval that happened when the virtual machine was created in a different resource group.
  • Updated the "Session host" tab to list both active and disconnected sessions.
  • The "Applications" tab now has pages.
  • Fixed an issue where the "requires command line" text didn't display correctly in the "Application list" tab.
  • Fixed an issue when the portal couldn't deploy host pools or virtual machines while using the German-language version of the Shared Image Gallery.

Client updates for October 2020

We've released new versions of the clients. See these articles to learn more:

For more information about the other clients, see Client updates.

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Fantastic work, WVD Team.  Love the transparency @TomHickling!