Catch all the announcements shared at Microsoft Inspire 2021? Here are the news items the AzUpdate team is covering this week: Microsoft unveils Windows 365, Deploying Azure AD joined virtual machines in Azure Virtual Desktop, VMware Site Recovery Manager is now Available for Azure VMware Solution and a security-based Microsoft Learn module of the week.
At Microsoft Inspire 2021, Microsoft announced Windows 365, a cloud service that introduces a new way to experience Windows 10 or upcoming Windows 11 for all types of workers. Windows 365 securely streams the full Windows experience—including all apps, data, and settings—to personal or corporate devices.
IT Administrators will be happy to learn that management of Windows 365 is no different from managing any Windows deployment. Within the Devices blade inside Microsoft Endpoint Manager, details on Windows 365 deployments will report on the status of the environment alongside actual Windows deployed machines from within the Overview dashboard.
More details on security, technical requirements and provisioning can be found here: Get started with Windows 365
Announced alongside the Windows 356 annoucement was the new ability to deploy and access Azure Active Directory joined virtual machines in Azure Virtual Desktop. IT Admins no longer need to have line-of-sight from the VM to an on-premise or virtualized Active Directory Domain Controller or to deploy Azure AD Domain services. It can also remove the need for a DC entirely thus simplifying the deployment and management of the environment. These VMs can also be automatically enrolled in Intune for ease of management.
Here are the following supported configurations for Azure AD-joined VMs:
User accounts can be cloud-only or hybrid users from the same Azure AD tenant. External users are not supported at this time.
Further details surrounding deployment can be found here: Deploy Azure AD-joined VMs
The VMware Site Recovery Manager disaster recovery solution minimizes downtime of virtual machines in case of a disaster by leveraging on-premises VMware environment capabilities with Azure VMware Solution. VMware Site Recovery Manager for Azure VMware Solution automates and orchestrates failover and failback between an on-premises environment and AVS, or between two AVS sites, ensuring protection from a disaster. In addition, built-in non-disruptive testing ensures recovery time objectives are met. Overall, SRM for AVS simplifies management through automation and ensures fast and highly predictable recovery times.
SRM assists in planning, testing, and running the recovery of VMs between a protected vCenter Server site and a recovery vCenter Server site. VMware Site Recovery Manager can be used with Azure VMware Solution with the following two DR scenarios:
Further details surrounding use can be found here: Deploying disaster recovery with VMware Site Recovery Manager
This learning path helps you understand the fundamental concepts involved in managing your endpoint environment that can now include Windows 365 cloud PCs.
Skills learned by completing this learning path:
Learn more here: Microsoft Endpoint Manager fundamentals
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