Windows 365 feature requests Ideas Windows 365 feature requests Ideas Tue, 19 Oct 2021 02:18:37 GMT Windows365Requests 2021-10-19T02:18:37Z Allow creating Private Endpoint to global KMS servers <P>Currently, according to this link (<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"></A>), egress traffic from Azure Windows VMs to KMS must flow across the Internet. This is not ideal, because it requires a routing configuration in Azure to route this traffic directly out to the Internet.</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>Instead, it would be ideal if it was possible to create a Private Endpoint, which points to the global KMS server ( -, to route this traffic through. This would allow all KMS traffic to stay private to Azure/Microsoft infrastructure, rather than having to flow across the Internet.</P> Wed, 13 Oct 2021 14:33:45 GMT Daniel Neel 2021-10-13T14:33:45Z Threat Explorer Feature Request - Block/Allow Senders/Recipients/URLs <P>Hi Microsoft.</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>Can you please add functionality to the Threat Explorer to be able to add/remove the sender or sender-domain to the block or allow lists in ATP polices in the actions menu ?</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>You allow everything from reporting email to deleting email but it would be so much easier if you could also add this functionality so we can quickly add or remove entries in the allow and block lists.</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>This should be for possible for all SPAM/Phishing, Safe-Links, Safe-Attachments and Malware policies. Integrate them into the Threat Explorer so you can quickly allow or deny email senders or recipients.</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>Thanks</P> Tue, 12 Oct 2021 17:06:05 GMT DanRoper 2021-10-12T17:06:05Z Docker Desktop and/or WSL not supported on a Windows 365 Cloud PC <P>As a developer, we need to install docker on our PC. When docker desktop starts an error message pop up and says that you need to&nbsp;<STRONG>enabled CPU virtualization.&nbsp;</STRONG>There is a way to enable CPU virtualization on Microsoft 365 PC?</P> Mon, 11 Oct 2021 16:00:49 GMT mcsalasp 2021-10-11T16:00:49Z Powerful Microsoft Forms Math <P>Options for Math expressions in Microsoft Forms are widely unusable for anything beyond 8th grade mathematics.</P><P>I would like to see LaTeX integration, the same equation editor as Microsoft Word, or a wider variety of tools: matrices, piece-wise functions, and integrals come to mind.</P> Thu, 07 Oct 2021 15:54:16 GMT FortierSP 2021-10-07T15:54:16Z Keyboard shortcuts (Alt + Tab) for RemoteApps <P>Not sure if this belongs here, but the idea has to do with RemoteApps published using RDS. Specifically remote terminal server client app or RDP connection.</P><P>Currently if remote terminal server client is published using RDS it will not accept windows key shortcuts (Alt+Tab, Win+R etc). This is a major lack of functionality especially for people who are using remote connection as a primary means to do their work. Similar solution developed by Citrix called Citrix Workspace doesn't have this issue.</P><P>I'm sure it would be greatly appreciated by windows users who use remote connections and have mastered keyboard shortcuts for this feature to be added.</P> Tue, 28 Sep 2021 17:32:14 GMT Virgis003 2021-09-28T17:32:14Z Azure AD Conditional Access Policy to access Windows 365 Cloud PC <P>We can control access to a Windows 365 Cloud PC from a IP Subnet or Geo Location using Azure AD Conditional Access Policies applied on Windows 365 &amp; Windows Virtual Desktop Client Apps but didn't find any way to apply conditional access policy while accessing&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>1. Android Client</P> <P>2. Mac Client</P> <P>3. iOS Client&nbsp;&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Please add the capability to manage the access to Cloud PC using above clients as well.&nbsp;</P> Sun, 19 Sep 2021 00:24:28 GMT prashantrangi 2021-09-19T00:24:28Z Windows 365 (Cloud PC) Labs <P>Please could we have an option that allows us to provide a cloud based PC in a lab scenario for educators and students, similar to Azure Lab Services?</P><P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"></A></P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>Current Azure Lab Services pricing based on the consumption based cost model is overly complex, complicated and hard to calculate.&nbsp; License based pricing per cloud based PC as used in Windows 365 is much simpler.</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>Furthermore, smaller educational institutions lack the in-house resources to provision the Azure Lab Services.&nbsp; A more simplified model on the Windows 365 platform would be much appreciated for our software development courses etc.</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>&nbsp;</P> Mon, 13 Sep 2021 14:12:13 GMT CNCNW 2021-09-13T14:12:13Z Offer edit capability for existing 'On-premises network connection' profile <P>Currently only 'delete' is available.</P> Fri, 10 Sep 2021 09:35:35 GMT Richard Barnes 2021-09-10T09:35:35Z Add "Exclude" to all Windows 365 Cloud PC Assignment Profiles <P>Add "Exclude" to all Windows 365 Cloud PC assignment profiles. Being able to exclude security groups a crucial capability.</P> Thu, 09 Sep 2021 20:04:27 GMT Bruces1810 2021-09-09T20:04:27Z Geolocation by U.S. State <P>Hi,&nbsp;</P><P>I work at a public school district and we make heavy use of Office 365.&nbsp; We have a number of conditional access policies to control logins.&nbsp; We have restrictions that are tailored to address out of country, but it would be very helpful if we could filter on the state level as our students reside in one area.&nbsp; I believe IPs are assigned and can be identified at the state level (I certainly see reports of whether a login is from Seattle versus Redmond or Tacoma, etc.) and it would be very helpful to the security posture if the geolocation options allowed us to filter down and apply at the state level.&nbsp; I think all school districts would value this as well as potentially many businesses.</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>Chris</P> Fri, 03 Sep 2021 16:56:55 GMT Chris_Moore_BSD 2021-09-03T16:56:55Z Windows 365 Cloud PC - Grace Period <P>When it is required to reassign a Windows 365 License there is a 7 day grace period that kicks in before that license is available.&nbsp; This does not work well when off-boarding employees and the cost to add more licenses to cover this gap is expensive.&nbsp; Can Microsoft allow the admins to immediately deprecate a license so it can be used for another user.&nbsp; Another option would be to open a support case and have Microsoft Support remove the license from the user in question.&nbsp; Thank you for your time and consideration of this request.</P> Thu, 02 Sep 2021 13:34:25 GMT dwitmer460 2021-09-02T13:34:25Z RDP from GNU/Linux <P>We have several RDP clients on GNU/Linux, but none of them work with those URLs' from Windows 365.</P><P><BR />We should be able to connect from GNU/Linux.</P> Thu, 02 Sep 2021 05:28:37 GMT famadorian 2021-09-02T05:28:37Z static IP for instances <P>would be great if a static IP could be assigned on the instance level for whitelist purposes.</P><P>also for vnet level (several instances) for the same reason.</P> Wed, 01 Sep 2021 12:07:51 GMT talamir 2021-09-01T12:07:51Z Resize windows 365 business I wish we'll have the option to upgrade both size and/or vcpu no. In business edition of windows 365. Thu, 26 Aug 2021 23:43:24 GMT Mshamza 2021-08-26T23:43:24Z Ability to specify region for each user when provisioning Business Cloud PC's <P>Hello,</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>Please add the ability to provision Business Cloud PC's for each user. This would be an extremely valuable feature and result in generating high demand for this new solution.</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>The key to performance in VDI/Session-based Windows desktops and apps is keeping latency as low as possible. All other performance requirements in Windows 365 can be adjusted like CPU and RAM. By adding user-specific region control, the new Remote worker's user experience can be optimized by placing each user in the region that corresponds to their primary work location.</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>So for a distributed workforce, which is very common today, you can optimize the performance of video/audio (the most severely impacted functions) by placing the users virtual desktop as close to the primary work location as possible, thereby reducing the latency as much as possible.</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>There is only so much protocol and transport optimization that can be done, the key to the BEST user experience is to place users in the CLOSEST region.</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>This would give Microsoft and its partners an advantage over many competing solutions.</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>Stuart Jackson</P> Tue, 24 Aug 2021 18:13:38 GMT StuartJackson 2021-08-24T18:13:38Z Control cloud PC user permissions via <P>The ability in Windows365 business to control admin first setup and reduced permissions for the user. When deploying a W365 Business Cloud PC, all users are given admin permissions to the local machine. I note that this is required for certain use cases for developers etc however it would be useful to SME and micro SME if there is the ability to apply restricted access controls from the admin portal.</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P><A href="#" target="_blank">Ryan Mangan on Twitter: "@MMelkersen @rucam365 Good shout Mattias, I would add your suggestion to the feature request list." / Twitter</A></P><P>&nbsp;</P><P><LI-USER uid="934188"></LI-USER>&nbsp;should take credit for this suggestion</P> Tue, 17 Aug 2021 10:17:07 GMT rymangan 2021-08-17T10:17:07Z Check Health of Client before Connecting to Windows 365 <P>Sometimes user might attempt to connect to Windows 365 from an unsafe client and this pose a risk of leak of credential and data, there is a need for a policy to check health of client and check the following:</P><UL><LI>Firewall is on</LI><LI>Anti-Malware is on</LI><LI>Anti-Malware is update</LI><LI>Windows is update</LI></UL><P>If above conditions are true, then permit connection, otherwise, prevent connection and start a task to solve these issues and once it has been solved, then permit connection. Administrator could enable this policy for Windows 365 which are sensitive to ensure users are connecting from a safe device. This policy is only applicable for Windows and it won't permit user to connect from unsupported device (e.g. MacOS or Linux) for the first phase of this project (may be take into consideration in the future).</P> Fri, 13 Aug 2021 14:45:25 GMT Reza_Ameri 2021-08-13T14:45:25Z MFA Filter for Disabled MFA <P>It is currently possible to filter within the Multi-Factor authentication view for ANY / ENABLED and ENFORCED.</P><P>Why is there no DISABLED?</P><P>Why is there no easy Export to a csv?</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>I care most about those without MFA (and getting them secured), but there is no easy way to see that list or tell the client/owner.</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>Both of these changes should be programmatically simple and a great benefit when trying to get clients all secured.</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>Thanks.</P><P>Alan</P> Thu, 12 Aug 2021 13:36:06 GMT AJE-DC 2021-08-12T13:36:06Z Static IP address for all windows 365 users for one company <P><SPAN>Windows 365 needs to have this capability to help security of accessing external applications, websites, or databases.&nbsp; </SPAN></P><P><SPAN>Have all windows 365 users in the same windows 365 business environment to have the same static IP address. Basically, I want to sign up to have all my company users to use windows 365 cloud for their company desktops and to whitelist a static IP to allow access to certain websites for added security.</SPAN></P> Wed, 11 Aug 2021 17:59:43 GMT jamie_arcrm 2021-08-11T17:59:43Z For the IP address of W365 to be based in the same country as the company purchasing W365 <P>If the customer is based in the UK, then the IP address of the Cloud PC to also have a UK IP address (rather than the Netherlands) so that all websites/services worked correctly and in the right language. Not sure if this a feature request or a bug fix request!&nbsp;</P> Wed, 11 Aug 2021 14:15:10 GMT RayPagden 2021-08-11T14:15:10Z Progress / Estimated Time of Completion for Business Desktop provisioning <P>It was noted that whilst provisioning a Business Cloud PC, it can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 1 hour. It would be great if the User experience could be enhanced to provide a progress bar/status update/time left to complete so that the user has some incline of what's going on. None techies may be less patient.</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>&nbsp;</P> Fri, 06 Aug 2021 10:59:30 GMT rymangan 2021-08-06T10:59:30Z Add more hard disks to Windows 365 Cloud PCs <P>Sooner or later, users need more disk space for temporary storage or even as a disk for business applications they're using. For that reason, it absolutely makes sense to have an option to add more disks.&nbsp;</P> Fri, 06 Aug 2021 06:56:26 GMT KoehlerPatrick 2021-08-06T06:56:26Z Add nonprofit version Add SKUs for nonprofits. Thu, 05 Aug 2021 14:10:34 GMT Jonathan475 2021-08-05T14:10:34Z Control RDP Properties for Windows 365 Cloud PCs <P>It would be great if there is a possibility to control the RDP properties similar to AVD deployments.&nbsp;</P><P>This allows administrators a more granular control over the Cloud PC deployments and usage scenarios.&nbsp;</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>One example could be that no audio and video should be redirected for a kiosk device. Another option could be that File transfer shouldn't be allowed for people that are frequently roaming.</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>Thank you!&nbsp;</P> Thu, 05 Aug 2021 06:51:12 GMT KoehlerPatrick 2021-08-05T06:51:12Z Additional Device Properties for Cloud PCs - Targeting Apps and policies using Intune <P>Additional device properties for Cloud PCs would be helpful to target applications and policies based on department, location, etc...&nbsp; The additional device properties might help us to create:</P><OL><LI>Azure AD Dynamic Device collection</LI><LI>Intune Assignment Filters</LI></OL><P>I have explained one of the workarounds we have at this point in time in the following blog post. However, the opportunity is very limited with this logic.&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"></A></P> Thu, 05 Aug 2021 05:00:18 GMT Anoop C Nair 2021-08-05T05:00:18Z Custom Naming Standard Template for Cloud PC <P>I think it would be helpful to Custom Naming Standard Template for Cloud PC similar to Autopilot.</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>Apply device name template -</P><P><SPAN>Create a unique name for your devices. Names must be 15 characters or less and can contain letters (a-z, A-Z)</SPAN></P><P><SPAN><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Autopilot.JPG" style="width: 999px;"><img src=";px=999" role="button" title="Autopilot.JPG" alt="Autopilot.JPG" /></span></SPAN></P> Thu, 05 Aug 2021 04:36:59 GMT Anoop C Nair 2021-08-05T04:36:59Z Export the Image like a Virtual Machine <P>Hi Team,</P> <P>I would like to suggest the features that can export the Cloud PC Image like Virtual Machine.</P> <P>This is because I'm work in Forensics, we need to imaging the PC hard disk.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> Thu, 05 Aug 2021 12:09:51 GMT Eng Soon Cheah 2021-08-05T12:09:51Z Option for Azure AD join <P>In the provisioning policy, it is only possible to create an OnPrem network. However, it would be good if there is an option to join the cloud PC only in Azure AD.</P> Mon, 02 Aug 2021 20:36:46 GMT skykitchen 2021-08-02T20:36:46Z Windows 365 in CMMC or FedRAMP Moderate <P>Can I purchase virtual desktop or Windows365 that already lives in a CMMC or FedRAMP compliant environment? What do I need to do to get my Windows365 to be CMMC L3 compliant?</P> Mon, 02 Aug 2021 13:40:24 GMT brian26 2021-08-02T13:40:24Z we need windows 365 for personal use <P>I would love to buy the personal version of windows 365<BR />which u can do like an addon to Microsoft 365 for personal and family use<BR />i would definitely buy if u add it</P> Mon, 02 Aug 2021 13:36:26 GMT Radhesh1905 2021-08-02T13:36:26Z Replication and failover in another zone <P>W365 is the persistent VDI so&nbsp; the whole virtual machines is the critical component for the user, so incase of Azure one site failure the service should be available from other region / Zone. It may use Azure site recovery in backend or other snapshot concept. It should also give some SLA commitment so that Enterprise Users can consume this service</P> Tue, 27 Jul 2021 11:57:44 GMT KumarAD19 2021-07-27T11:57:44Z Ability to Deploy App during Windows Setup <P>When we setup the Windows 365, then we have to setup applications and licenses separately. Because it is only about the Windows.</P><P>It would have been nice if during the configuration, it would check the AzureAD and licensing status and show available license (e.g. Microsoft 365, Visual Studio,...) and then assign those licenses to the Windows and while it is preparing the Windows, it automatically install them into the Windows.</P><P>This could be a process using the available license in the company's tenants and in long term for other applications and even non-Microsoft applications too.</P> Thu, 22 Jul 2021 13:58:55 GMT Reza_Ameri 2021-07-22T13:58:55Z Support Running Virtual App on the Browser <P>It would have been nice if we could install an application (e.g. Visual Studio) on the Windows 365 and then deploy the application to end users. In this case, instead of asking the user to boot up the Windows and then run the application, they could just click on the application (e.g. Visual Studio) and run it and they won't see the Windows and only see the application.</P> Thu, 22 Jul 2021 13:55:04 GMT Reza_Ameri 2021-07-22T13:55:04Z Device based Targeting <P>Hi-May I know if W365 allows device based targeting? I am looking to understand how we can distinguish the W365 sessions from others? Can we target ESP similar like Autopilot? Or should we assign the computer name through Intune profile?</P> Thu, 22 Jul 2021 08:52:37 GMT AnanthaAZ 2021-07-22T08:52:37Z Windows 365 Autopilot Deployment Profile <P>I think an Autopilot deployment profile which locks the user's device into their licensed Windows 365 session would be a really beneficial scenario. Focusing on the Education sector, a device could be purchased with relatively minimal specs which can be provisioned directly into a higher-spec Windows 365 environment. Students and Teachers alike can then move around the campus using the exact same session in Windows 365 while moving between physical hardware. Students and teachers who are studying IT focused courses like 3D modelling or design who require higher spec machines can use the anticipated GPU-powered SKUs without us having to change their hardware.</P> Wed, 21 Jul 2021 20:52:09 GMT Rhys Williams 2021-07-21T20:52:09Z Optimize for Touch-based devices <P>There are cases where user might try to access the Windows 365 in a touch-based devices like tablet. In this case, it is recommended during the connection, it check and if the device is a touch based and mouse and keyboard not present, automatically open the Windows in the tablet mode. However, when keyboard and mouse are present, then open it in normal (non-touch mode). This setting should be configurable in the policies (Enable/Disable).</P><P>This would be easier for users to interact with Windows when they are using touch-based devices.</P> Mon, 19 Jul 2021 16:06:50 GMT Reza_Ameri 2021-07-19T16:06:50Z End User Experience Monitoring We need good End User Experience monitoring with strong focus on network to be able identify network issues between W365 and user. Something similar to: <A href="#" target="_blank"></A> Mon, 19 Jul 2021 14:56:09 GMT Bildos 2021-07-19T14:56:09Z Bring my own MSIX apps <P>I would like to deliver my own apps that I already have as MSIX&nbsp;</P> Sat, 17 Jul 2021 05:50:14 GMT stg3orgi 2021-07-17T05:50:14Z Teams AV redirection for MacOS Windows365 Clients <P>Teams AV redirection will be a very useful feature to implement for MacOS Windows365 clients. As we are working in a hybrid environment (work/home), we currently depend on Citrix to provide Teams AV redirection. If the MacOS client can implement Teams AV redirection, we will therefore no longer require Citrix and be able to use Windows365 so save money.</P> Thu, 12 Aug 2021 15:56:23 GMT Imran Kamaluddin 2021-08-12T15:56:23Z Windows 365 support for Linux and Chrome OS endpoints <P>It would be great to see support for Linux endpoints (such as Raspberry PI not just running emteria.OS) and Chrome OS endpoints (that don't currently support installing Android apps).&nbsp; Otherwise, it looks as though those endpoints will be limited to a "Web" experience.</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P><A href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener"></A> shows:</P><P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="R_Spruijt_0-1626342854213.png" style="width: 400px;"><img src=";px=400" role="button" title="R_Spruijt_0-1626342854213.png" alt="R_Spruijt_0-1626342854213.png" /></span></P><P>&nbsp;</P> Thu, 15 Jul 2021 10:13:52 GMT R_Spruijt 2021-07-15T10:13:52Z