Announcing public preview of Windows Virtual Desktop service metadata storage in Europe

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We are excited to announce the public preview of storing service metadata in Windows Virtual Desktop in the Europe geography. This feature allows customers to choose West Europe and North Europe as regions to create their service objects in. The Azure geography associated with these regions is where the metadata for the host pool and other service objects will be stored.

 

With this update, Windows Virtual Desktop supports storing metadata in the following geographies:

  • United States (US) (Generally available)
  • Europe (EU) (Public preview)     

Getting started:

To get the latest list of supported regions, re-register the resource provider:

  • On the Azure portal, go to Subscriptions and select the relevant subscription.
  • Select Resource Provider.
  • Select Microsoft.DesktopVirtualization, then select Re-register from the action menu.

When you re-register the resource provider, you won't see any specific UI feedback or update status. The re-registration process also won't interfere with your existing environments.

 

To create a host pool, follow the instructions here : Windows Virtual Desktop host pool Azure portal - Azure | Microsoft Docs as before. The new regions will be displayed when you click on the “Location” drop down.

 
 

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Learn more about Azure geographies at the Azure datacenter map.

 

The following documentation links will be updated shortly:

Data locations for Windows Virtual Desktop - Azure | Microsoft Docs

Windows Virtual Desktop host pool Azure portal - Azure | Microsoft Docs

Windows Virtual Desktop environment host pool creation - Azure | Microsoft Docs

2 Replies

@Pavithra Thiruvengadam 

 

Is there any way to move an existing Host Pool's meta-data from the US to the EU, or do we have to build afresh?

@garymansell You cannot move or migrate service objects (and hence the metadata) from one geography to another. You will need to recreate the objects.