What's new in Windows 365 Enterprise

Learn what new features are available in Windows 365 Enterprise.

Note

Each monthly update may roll out over several weeks and might not be immediately available to all customers.

For information about Windows App and its features, see What's new in Windows App.

For more information about public preview items, see Public preview in Windows 365.

Week of June 3, 2024 (Service release 2405)

Device security

Windows 365 support for Microsoft Purview forensic evidence

Windows 365 now supports Microsoft Purview forensic evidence. For more information, see Set up forensic evidence.

Device management

Troubleshoot action now supports bulk

The Troubleshoot remote action can now be used in bulk. For more information, see Remotely manage Windows 365 devices.

Government Community Cloud

New Windows 365 Frontline offers for GCC

New Windows 365 Frontline offers are now available for Government Community Cloud (GCC) customers using the Azure Commercial cloud.

Week of May 27, 2024

Device management

New Cloud PC gallery images for Windows 10 and Windows 11 are now available. These improved images have harmonized optimizations with Windows 365 apps images for better policy management:

  • Win 10 Enterprise Cloud PC: 21H2, 22H2,
  • Win 11 Enterprise Cloud PC: 21H2, 22H2, 23H2

Manage redirections for Cloud PCs on Android devices

You can now use the Intune admin center to manage redirections for Android users who access their Cloud PCs using Microsoft Remote Desktop.

Manage redirections for Cloud PCs on iOS/iPadOS devices

You can now use the Intune admin center to manage redirections for iOS/iPadOS users who access their Cloud PCs using Microsoft Remote Desktop and Windows App.

Week of May 20, 2024

Device management

Gallery images for Windows 365 Cloud PCs now come with the new Microsoft Teams pre-installed (not Teams (Classic)). This applies to Windows Enterprise 11 23H2 and 22H2. For more information, see Gallery images.

Week of May 6, 2024 (Service release 2404)

Device security

FQDNs removed from requirement list

Many required FQDNs were previously moved to the *.infra.windows365.microsoft.com wildcard FQDN. The old FQDNs are now being removed. For an updated list of FQDNs, see Network requirements.

Monitor and troubleshoot

Cloud PCs that aren't available report is now generally available

The Cloud PCs that aren't available report has moved out of preview and into general availability. For more information, see Cloud PCs that aren't available report.

Role-based access control

Intune scope tags (preview)

Windows 365 now supports Intune scope tags. For more information, see Scope tags.

Week of April 10, 2024

Partners

Use HP Anyware for Windows 365 Enterprise (preview)

You can now use HP Anyware for Windows 365 Enterprise Cloud PCs. For more information, see Set up HP Anyware for Windows 365 Enterprise.

Week of April 1, 2024

Device management

Step-up licenses now support storage

For Windows 365, step-up licenses now support storage. For more information, see Resize with Step-up Licenses.

Week of March 26, 2024 (Service release 2403)

Device management

Concurrency buffer for Windows 365 Frontline Cloud PCs

A new concurrency buffer lets you exceed the max concurrency count for a limited time under certain circumstances, like during shift changes. For more information, see Exceeding the maximum concurrency limit.

Maintenance windows (public preview)

You can now set maintenance windows for running remote actions on Cloud PCs. This will notify users in-session about the impending remote action period. For more information, see Cloud PC maintenance windows.

Bulk remote action support

You can now use bulk actions with the following remote actions: Restore, Restart, Resize, and Reprovision. For more information, see Remotely manage Windows 365 devices.

Device security

Microsoft Purview Data Loss Prevention support for Windows 365 Enterprise

Microsoft Purview Data Loss Prevention (DLP) now supports Windows 365 Enterprise. For more information, see Endpoint DLP support for virtualized environments.

Windows 365 Boot shared mode supports FIDO

Windows 365 Boot shared mode now supports FIDO. For more information, see How-to: Password-less FIDO2 Security Key Sign-in to Windows 10 HAADJ Devices.

Documentation

Updated documentation article: Known issues

We’ve updated the article Known issues: Windows 365 Enterprise and Frontline, add a known issue for Teams isn't enforcing screen capture.

Miscellaneous

Microsoft Graph APIs support for Windows 365 v1.0 workloads

In addition to Beta workloads, the Microsoft Graph APIs now support Windows 365 as v1.0 workloads. For more information, see Use Microsoft Entra ID to access the Windows 365 APIs in Microsoft Graph.

Monitor and troubleshoot

Cloud PC utilization report creation date

The Cloud PC utilization report now shows the Cloud PC creation date. For more information, see Cloud PC utilization report.

Cloud PC size recommendation report (public preview)

A new Intune admin center report recommends appropriate sizes for Cloud PCs to better fit your organization's needs. For more information, see Cloud PC recommendations report.

Improvements to Cloud PC connection quality report are now generally available

Improvements to the Cloud PC connection quality report have moved out of preview and into general availability. These improvements include:

  • a more comprehensive view of the overall performance of their Cloud PCs.
  • a more detailed view of devices when they are in a state of poor performance due to high round trip times.
  • Tenant level visibility to most recent/current for:
    • Round Trip Time.
    • Bandwidth.
    • Connection Time.
    • UDP Utilization.
  • Connection specific detail on client IP and associated CPC Gateway.
  • Filters for all columns.

For more information, see Cloud PC connection quality report.

Windows 365 Frontline

Windows 365 Frontline support for power on/off in bulk

You can now use bulk actions to turn on/off Windows 365 Frontline Cloud PCs.

Week of March 11, 2024

Documentation

Updated documentation article: Forced browser sign-in setting for Cloud PC gallery images

We’ve updated the article Device images overview, noting that gallery images have forced browser sign-in pre-applied.

Week of March 4, 2024 (Service release 2402)

Monitor and troubleshoot

Alerts for Windows 365 Frontline maximum concurrent Cloud PCs

A new alert notifies admins when the maximum concurrent Cloud PCs are active for Windows 365 Frontline subscriptions.

Cloud PC utilization report now generally available

The Cloud PC utilization report has moved out of preview and into general availability. For more information, see Cloud PC utilization report.

Device action data kept for 90 days

On the Overview page for individual Cloud PCs, the Actions will show actions performed within the last 90 days.

Windows 365 Switch

Windows 365 Switch support for Windows 365 Frontline

Windows 365 Switch now supports Windows 365 Frontline Cloud PCs. For more information, see Windows 365 Switch.

Device management

Offline Windows 365 Frontline Cloud PCs update sync

Windows 365 Frontline Cloud PCs that haven’t been used for seven days are now automatically turned on and synced with Windows Update for Business Policies.

Admins can remotely power on and off Windows 365 Frontline Cloud PCs

Admins can now power on and off Windows 365 Frontline Cloud PCs using remote actions. For more information, see Remotely manage Windows 365 devices.

Uni-directional clipboard support (preview)

You can now configure uni-directional clipboard for Cloud PCs that have Windows Insider Build 25898 or later. For more information, see Configure the clipboard transfer direction and types of data that can be copied in Azure Virtual Desktop.

Device security

Customer Lockbox support is now generally available

Windows 365 Enterprise and Frontline support for Microsoft Purview Customer Lockbox has moved out of preview and is now generally available.

For more information, see Microsoft Purview Customer Lockbox.

Week of February 26, 2024

Device security

New faster sign-in frequency option (preview)

When single sign-on is enabled, selecting the Conditional access > Session > Sign-in frequency > Every time option provides a faster reauthentication period of 5-10 minutes depending on the client used. For more information, see Set conditional access policies.

Windows 365 Boot

Shared and dedicated Windows 365 Boot device modes are now generally available

Windows 365 Boot shared and dedicated device modes have moved out of preview and into general availability.

For more information, see What is Windows 365 Boot? and Guided scenario - deploy Windows 365 Boot to shared physical devices.

Windows 365 Boot sign-in page customization is now generally available

Windows 365 Boot support for sign-in page customization has moved out of preview and into general availability. For more information, see Guided scenario - deploy Windows 365 Boot to shared physical devices.

Windows 365 Boot fail fast notifications are now generally available

Windows 365 Boot detection and notification of network or application setup issues has moved out of preview and into general availability.

Manage local PC settings through Windows 365 Boot is now generally available

User management of local PC settings through their Windows 365 Boot Cloud PC has moved out of preview and into general availability.

Windows 365 Switch

Windows 365 Switch desktop identifiers are now generally available

Windows Task view identifiers for Cloud PC or local PC have moved out of preview and into general availability.

Windows 365 Switch improved disconnecting is now generally available

The ability for users to seamlessly disconnect from their Cloud PC without leaving their local desktop has moved out of preview and into general availability. For more information, see Windows 365 Switch.

Windows 365 Switch connection status now generally available

Connection status and timeout information on the connection screen for Windows 365 Switch with Windows 365 Frontline Cloud PCs has moved out of preview and into general availability.

Week of January 29, 2024 (Service release 2401)

Device security

FQDN requirement changes

Many required FQDNs have been moved to the *.infra.windows365.microsoft.com wildcard FQDN. This move reduces the initial configuration requirements and the change rate of connectivity requirements. For Windows 365 Government, the FQDNs were moved to *.infra.windows365.microsoft.us. To avaoid any issues when provisioning new Cloud PCs, you must make sure that .infra.windows365.microsoft.com (.infra.windows365.microsoft.us for Windows 365 Government) is an accessible endpoint in your network allow list.

End user experience

End users can restart their Windows Cloud PC using the keyboard

For newly created Cloud PCs, end users can now restart or shut down their Cloud PC by using the keyboard combination CTL+ALT+DEL. This doesn't apply to Cloud PCs created before 1/31/2024.

Week of January 15, 2024

Documentation

Updated documentation article: Relative performance for different Cloud PC sizes

We’ve updated the article and added performance information for additional Cloud PC sizes. For more information, see Relative performance for different Cloud PC sizes.

Week of January 8, 2024 (Service release 2312)

Monitor and troubleshoot

New alert rule: Cloud PCs that aren't available (preview)

A new alert rule is now available to notify you when Cloud PCs aren't available. For more information about alerts in general, see Alerts in Windows 365. For more information about the report, see Cloud PCs that aren't available report. This feature is not yet available for Windows 365 Frontline.

Provisioning

Windows 365 now supports Italy North and Poland Central

Windows 365 Enterprise and Windows 365 Frontline Cloud PC now support the Italy North and Poland Central regions. For more information, see Supported Azure regions for Cloud PC provisioning.

Windows 365 Boot

Manage local PC settings through Windows 365 Boot (preview)

Users can now access and manage local PC settings more easily from their Windows 365 Boot Cloud PC. These include sound, display, and other device specific settings of their local PC. Settings can be found by going to Start > Settings in the Cloud PC.

Windows 365 Boot sign-in page customization (preview)

Windows 365 Boot now supports customizing the Cloud PC sign-in page with company logo branding for Cloud PCs in shared PC mode. For more information, see Guided scenario - deploy Windows 365 Boot to shared physical devices.

Windows 365 Boot device modes - shared and dedicated (preview)

Windows 365 Boot now supports two modes of signing in to a Cloud PC from a physical device:

  • Shared PC mode: Multiple users can use the same physical device to sign in to their own Cloud PCs through the Windows 11 sign-in screen.
  • (New) Dedicated PC mode: The physical device is assigned to a specific user to sign in to their Cloud PC through the Windows 11 sign-in screen.

For more information, see What is Windows 365 Boot? and Guided scenario - deploy Windows 365 Boot to shared physical devices.

Windows 365 Boot fail fast notifications (preview)

To speed up the sign-in process, Windows 365 Boot now detects network or application setup issues and notifies the users about them immediately during the sign-in process.

Windows 365 Switch

Windows 365 Switch improved disconnecting (preview)

Users can now seamlessly disconnect from their Cloud PC without leaving their local desktop. For more information, see Windows 365 Switch.

Windows 365 Switch desktop identifiers (preview)

When switching between desktops using Task view, each desktop is identified as a Cloud PC or Local PC.

Windows 365 Switch connection status (preview)

When using Windows 365 Switch with Windows 365 Frontline Cloud PCs, users now see connection status and timeout information on the connection screen. In case of an error, users can copy the correlation ID to help with resolving the issue.

Week of December 10, 2023

Device security

Windows 365 support for Microsoft Purview Customer Key (preview)

Windows 365 now supports encrypting Cloud PCs by setting up Microsoft Purview Customer Key. For more information, see Service encryption with Microsoft Purview Customer Key.

Week of December 04, 2023 (Service release 2311)

Device management

Windows 365 Boot is now available for Windows 365 Government

Windows 365 Boot is now available for US Government Community Cloud (GCC) customers using Windows 365 Government. For more information, see What is Windows 365 Boot?.

End user experience

UI change in web client

The gear icon menu has been updated. For details on the new menu, see Windows 365 web client.

New Microsoft Teams app is now generally available for Windows 365

The new Microsoft Teams app has moved out of preview and into general availability. It's been optimized for faster performance and more efficient resource use on Cloud PCs. For more information, see Upgrade to new Teams for Virtualized Desktop Infrastructure.

The new Microsoft Teams app is not yet available in the Windows 365 gallery images.

Monitor and troubleshoot

New report: Action status (preview)

A new report is now available that lets you know which actions have been performed successfully on Cloud PCs. For failed actions, possible reasons will also be provided. For more information, see Cloud PC actions report.

New filter option for the Connected Frontline Cloud PCs report

A new filter is available in the Connected Frontline Cloud PCs report. This new filter shows hourly data for various data periods. For more information, see Connected Frontline Cloud PCs report (preview).

Week of November 13, 2023

Device security

Screen capture protection in Windows 365 settings catalog

You can now implement screen capture protection for your Cloud PCs by using the settings catalog. Alongside watermarking, screen capture is a deterrent to data leaks and data loss. For more information, see Enable screen capture protection in Azure Virtual Desktop and Configure the administrative template.

This feature isn’t supported on Android, iOS, or web clients. Enabling this feature blocks users from accessing their Cloud PCs when using these clients.

Watermarking support in Windows 365 settings catalog

You can now implement watermarking for your Cloud PCs by using the settings catalog. Alongside screen capture, watermarking is a deterrent to data leaks and data loss. For more information, see Watermarking in Azure Virtual Desktop and Configure the administrative template.

Customer Lockbox support (preview)

Windows 365 Enterprise and Frontline now support Microsoft Purview Customer Lockbox.

For more information, see Microsoft Purview Customer Lockbox.

Provisioning

Single sign-on is now generally available

The following single sign-on updates have moved out of preview and are now generally available:

  • Single sign-on for Microsoft Entra joined and Microsoft Entra hybrid joined Cloud PCs.
  • You can turn on single sign-on separately for each provisioning policy to apply it to new Cloud PCs.
  • You can apply single sign-on to existing Cloud PCs.
  • A new Azure Network Connection check for Microsoft Entra hybrid joined provisioning policies to make sure that the domain is properly configured for single sign-on.

These updates are also available for Windows 365 Frontline.

New GPU offerings for Cloud PCs (preview)

Three new GPU offerings are now available for Window 365 Enterprise Cloud PCs. For more information, see GPU Cloud PCs

End user experience

Windows App now available in public preview

Windows App lets users securely connect to Windows devices and apps. Supported remote devices include:

  • Azure Virtual Desktop
  • Windows 365 Cloud PC
  • Microsoft Dev Box
  • Remote Desktop Services
  • Remote PC

Windows App is available for Windows, macOS, iOS and iPadOS, and web browsers.

For more information, see What is Windows App?

Week of October 30, 2023 (Service release 2310)

Device management

Permissions update for placing a Cloud PC under review

You now need an additional role, Storage Blob Data Contributor, to place a Cloud PC under review. For more information, see Place a Windows 365 Enterprise Cloud PC under review.

Device provisioning

Two new sizes for Cloud PCs

Two new sizes are now available for Windows 365 Cloud PCs:

  • 16vCPU/64GB RAM/512GB storage​
  • 16vCPU/64GB RAM/1TB storage

These 16 vCPU licenses can be purchased and assigned in the same way that you purchase and assign other Windows 365 licenses.

Two new gallery images are now available for Windows 365 Cloud PCs:

  • Windows 11 Preview + Microsoft 365 Apps 23H2
  • Winodws 11 Preview + OS Optimizations 23H2

You can choose the new gallery images when creating a provisioning policy.

Miscellaneous

New Graph API for Windows 365 Frontline

A new graph API is now available for Windows 365 Frontline.

Monitor and troubleshoot

Audit logs supported in Azure Log Analytics

You can now send Windows 365 audit log data directly to Azure Log Analytics, Event Hub, or certain third-party solutions. For more information, see Send Windows 365 audit logs to diagnostic settings in Azure Monitor.

Week of September 25, 2023 (Service release 2309)

Device management

The resize action is now generally available

The resize action has moved out of preview and into general availability. This feature is also available for both Windows 365 Government and Windows 365 Government customers using Windows 365 Enterprise. The resize action isn't currently available for Windows 365 Frontline. For more information, see Resize a Cloud PC.

Windows 365 Boot is now generally available

Windows 365 Boot has moved out of preview and into general availability. For more information, see What is Windows 365 Boot? This feature isn't currently available for Windows 365 Government.

Monitor and troubleshoot

New filter options in the Cloud PC utilization report

Two new filter options are now available for the Cloud PC utilization report:

  • Date last connected filter option: No connection within the last 60 days
  • Time connected filter option: None (0 hours)

For more information, see Cloud PC utilization report.

New report: Cloud PCs that can't connect

A new report is now available that provides metrics that help admins evaluate tenant level device connection status and reliability. For example, you can observe:

  • devices that have unhealthy hosts.
  • users' connections that consistently or frequently fail.
  • systemic issues, like an Azure infrastructure issue, that is impacting the ability of a user to connect.

For more information, see Cloud PCs that aren't available report.

Improvements to Cloud PC connection quality report

Improvements to the Cloud PC connection quality report include:

  • A more comprehensive view of the overall performance of their Cloud PCs.
  • A more detailed view of devices when they are in a state of poor performance due to high round trip times.
  • Tenant level visibility to most recent/current for:
    • Round Trip Time.
    • Bandwidth.
    • Connection Time.
    • UDP Utilization.
  • Connection specific detail on client IP and associated CPC Gateway.
  • Filters for all columns.

Provisioning

Single sign-on updates

The following updates related to single sign-on are now available:

  • Public preview features.
    • Single sign-on for Microsoft Entra hybrid join Cloud PCs.
    • You can turn on single sign-on separately for each provisioning policy.
    • A new Azure Network Connection check to make sure that the network is properly configured for single sign on.
    • Apply single sign-on to existing Microsoft Entra joined and Microsoft Entra hybrid joined Cloud PCs.

For more information, see Create provisioning policy and Edit provisioning policy.

End user experience

Windows 365 Switch is now generally available

Windows 365 Switch has moved out of preview and into general availability. For more information, see Windows 365 Switch. This feature isn't currently available for Windows 365 Government.

Week of September 18, 2023

Documentation

Windows 365 help documentation updated for Microsoft Entra ID

Windows 365 help documentation has been updated for the rebranding of Azure Active Directory to Microsoft Entra ID. For more information, see New name for Azure Active Directory. Some areas of the Microsoft Intune user interface haven't yet been updated to Microsoft Entra ID, so you might see differences until those updates are made.

Week of August 28, 2023 (Service release 2308)

Monitor and troubleshoot

System alerts and email notifications are now generally available

System alerts and email notifications have moved out of preview and into general availability. For more information, see Alerts.

New report: Connected Frontline Cloud PCs

The Connected Frontline Cloud PCs report is now available. For more information, see Connected Frontline Cloud PCs report.

Endpoint Analytics resource performance report now available to GCCH customers

The Endpoint Analytics resource performance report is now available to Government Community Cloud High (GCCH) customers. For more information, see Resource performance report.

New Cloud PC overview report page

All Cloud PC reports can now be accessed from the Cloud PC overview section under Device management.

Week of August 21, 2023

Partners

Use VMWare Horizon clients and the Blast protocol with Windows 365 Enterprise (public preview)

VMWare Horizon clients and the Blast protocol can be used with Windows 365 Enterprise Cloud PCs. This is a public preview. For more information, see Set up VMware Horizon for Windows 365 Enterprise. To submit a request to join this preview, see Tech Preview – VMware Horizon extending Microsoft Windows 365.

Week of August 7, 2023

End user experience

Windows 11 Task view support for Cloud PCs (preview)

Windows 365 Switch lets users connect to their Cloud PC by using the Windows 11 Task view. They can also use Task view to switch between their Cloud PC and their local device. For more information, see Windows 365 Switch and the Windows 365 Switch end user help article.

LG webOS 23 support on windows365.microsoft.com

The Windows 365 web site, windows365.microsoft.com, now supports LG webOS 23.

Security

Tamper protection support for Windows 365

Windows 365 now supports use of endpoint security Antivirus policy to manage Tamper protection for Windows 365 Cloud PCs. Support for Tamper protection requires devices to onboard to Microsoft Defender for Endpoint before the policy that enables Tamper protection is applied.

Week of July 31, 2023 (Service release 2307)

Device management

Move Cloud PC is now generally available

Move Cloud PC has moved out of preview and into general availability. For more information, see Move Cloud PC.

New setting to allow users to reprovision their own Cloud PC

You can now grant users permission to reset (reprovision) their own Cloud PC. For more information, see Make a user a local admin.

Device security

Azure network connection (ANC) least privilege update

A new, more secure least privilege is now available. You must manually remove the old network contributor role from the resources where the ANC was created. For more information, see Role-based access control.

Miscellaneous

Provide feedback button for admins is now generally available

The Provide feedback button has moved out of preview and into general availability.

Week of July 17, 2023

End user experience

Windows 365 web client camera support (preview)

Users can now give their Cloud PC access to their local device's camera.

Week of July 3, 2023 (Service release 2306)

Device management

Windows 365 Frontline is now generally available

Windows 365 Frontline has moved out of preview and into general availability. For more information, see What is Windows 365 Frontline?

Group-based license support for Cloud PC resizing

Both single and bulk resizing now support Cloud PCs that were provisioned with group-based licenses.

End user experience

Windows365.microsoft.com Open in browser button includes Windows 365 app and Open in Remote Desktop app

Users now have two options when they select the Open in browser drop-down button to open a Cloud PC user session from the windows365.microsoft.com page:

  • Open in Windows 365 app
  • Open in Remote Desktop app

Windows 365 app update notifications for users

Windows 365 app users will get a notification when an udpate is available. If users choose to update, the app closes and they'll get a Windows notification when the update is complete.

Monitor and troubleshoot

Resource performance report in Endpoint Analytics now available for Windows 365 Government

The resource performance report in Endpoint Analytics is now available for Windows 365 Government. For more information, see Resource performance report.

Correlation IDs for Azure network connection notifications

The Azure network connection health check status in Microsoft Intune now includes a correlation ID. This ID helps the support team troubleshoot customer issues. Make sure to provide the ID number when you contact Microsoft support.

Windows 365 Government

Windows 365 app support for Windows 365 Government environments

The Windows 365 app now supports Windows 365 Government environments.

Windows 365 app pin Cloud PC to task bar now supports Windows 365 Government

Windows 365 Government users can now pin their Cloud PC to the task bar in the Windows 365 app for Windows 11 platforms.

Week of June 12, 2023

Apps

Windows 365 Government support for virtualization-based workloads

Virtualization-based workloads are now supported in Windows 365 Government environments. For more information, see Set up virtualization-based workloads on your Cloud PC.

Documentation

New documentation article: High-level architecture diagram

We’ve published a new help documentation article. For more information, see High-level architecture diagram.

Week of June 5, 2023

Miscellaneous

Microsoft 365 admin center: Windows 365 cloud PC advanced deployment guide

The Advanced deployment guides page in the Microsoft 365 admin center has a new guide to help admins plan for, deploy, and scale Windows 365 Enterprise in their organization. This guide has a checklist of Cloud PC configuration tasks and includes best practices, tools, and recommendations based on the tenant's configuration.

Windows 365 Enterprise can now be purchased by government customers

Windows 365 Enterprise can now be purchased by customers with an existing Government Community Cloud (GCC) tenant. Such customers can use their Azure Commercial subscription if they want to use custom images and Azure network connections. (Previously, customers with a GCC tenant could only buy Windows 365 Government. An Azure Government subscription was required for custom images and Azure network connections.) Windows 365 Enterprise is a commercial product with commercial licensing terms and conditions.

Windows 365 Enterprise is FedRAMP compliant. Except for FedRAMP, Windows 365 Enterprise doesn't offer the same compliance as Windows 365 Government. CJIS and IRS 1075 aren't supported in Windows 365 Enterprise.

Windows 365 Government

Windows 365 Government setup tool

A new Windows 365 Government setup tool is now available. It replaces the PowerShell scripts that were used to set up tenant mapping and permissions. For more information, see Set up tenants for Windows 365 Government.

Week of May 29, 2023 (Service release 2305)

Device management

Cloud PC on-demand restore points and copy to Azure Storage account are now generally available

Cloud PC on-demand restore points and copy to an Azure Storage account have moved out of preview and into general availability. For more information, see Create on-demand manual restore points for Cloud PCs and Share Cloud PC restore points to an Azure Storage Account.

Shortpath for managed/private networks

Managed network RDP Shortpath is available for Windows 365. For more information about RDP Shortpath in Windows 365, see Use RDP Shortpath for private networks with Windows 365 .

Move Cloud PC

A new provisioning policy option lets you define a new region or ANC for the provisioning policy. When you initiate the move:

  1. All Cloud PCs in the provisioning policy that no longer match the updated region or ANC will be shut down.
  2. All such Cloud PCs will be moved to the new region or ANC.

It may take several hours for the moves to complete.

New Cloud PCs created by the provisioning policy will be created in the new region or ANC.

For more information, see Move Cloud PC.

Miscellaneous

Provide feedback button for admins (preview)

A Provide feedback button is now available in several Windows 365 admin pages in the Intune admin center.

Monitor and troubleshoot

Admin alert when a Cloud PC enters the grace period

Admins are now alerted when a Cloud PC enters the grace period. For more information about grace periods, see Device management overview for Cloud PCs. For information about how to view and customize alerts, see Alerts in Windows 365.

Windows 365 app

Windows 365 app supports dark mode

The Windows 365 app now supports dark mode. End users have the option to set the Windows 365 app to light or dark mode, or to match system settings.

Windows 365 app settings support for multiple monitors

Users can now change multiple monitor setting in the Windows 365 app.

Windows 365 Government

Windows 365 Government Azure Network Connection set up improvement

During Azure network connection (ANC) creation or editing, instead of copying and pasting details (like Subscription ID, and VNET name) for the ANC, you can now select options from a drop down menu. For more information, see Set up tenants for Windows 365 Government.

Week of May 22, 2023

Device management

Windows 365 Boot: users can sign in directly to their Cloud PC from their physical device (preview)

Windows 365 Boot lets admins configure Windows 11 physical devices so that users can:

  • Avoid signing in to their physical device.
  • Sign in directly to their Windows 365 Cloud PC on their physical device.

For more information, see What is Windows 365 Boot?

Documentation

New documentation article: Using Intune, install the Windows 365 app on physical devices

We’ve published a new help documentation article. For more information, see Using Intune, install the Windows 365 app on physical devices.

Week of April 24, 2023 (Service release 2304)

End user experience

Windows 365 web client keyboard shortcut redirection

Windows 365 web client users can now use keyboard shortcuts (like Alt + Tab) on their Cloud PC. These shortcuts would normally be intercepted by the host operating system and not sent to the Cloud PC. For more information about these keyboard shortcuts, see Access a Cloud PC.

Windows 365 app: pin Cloud PC to task bar

End users can now pin their Cloud PC to the task bar in the Windows 365 app. This lets them launch the Cloud PC from the task bar icon without going into the connection center.

Windows365.microsoft.com dark mode

You now have the option to use dark mode on windows365.microsoft.com. For more information, see Access a Cloud PC.

Provisioning

Windows 365 now supports South Africa North and Sweden Central

Windows 365 Cloud PC now supports the South Africa North and Sweden Central regions. For more information, see Supported Azure regions for Cloud PC provisioning.

Windows 365 Government

Windows 365 Government with custom images or Azure network connections

For Windows 365 Government customers, the Custom images and Azure network connection pages have been updated to make it clear that:

  • Before using custom images with Windows 365 Government, you must link your Azure Commercial tenant with your Azure Government tenant.
  • Before using Azure network connections with Windows 365 Government, you must link your Azure Commercial tenant with your Azure Government tenant.

Week of April 10, 2023

End user experience

Location redirection

Users can now turn on Location redirection so that their Cloud PCs use their correct geographic location. For more information, see Location redirection.

Week of April 3, 2023

Device management

Windows 365 Frontline

Windows 365 Frontline is a new version of Windows 365 that helps organizations save costs by providing a single license to provision three Cloud PC virtual machines. For each Windows 365 Frontline license that you buy, you can provision three different Cloud PCs that can’t be used concurrently. Instead, each user receives a unique Cloud PC that they can use when the other two users on the same license aren’t signed into their Cloud PCs. For more information, see What is Windows 365 Frontline?

Convert Windows 365 licenses to higher level licenses

Customers with an active direct enterprise agreement can now convert lower-level Windows 365 licenses to higher-level licenses. Reach out to your field specialist to learn more.

Documentation

New documentation article: Relative performance for different Cloud PC sizes

We’ve published a new help documentation article. For more information, see Relative performance for different Cloud PC sizes.

Week of March 28, 2023 (Service release 2303)

Device provisioning

Cloud PC custom name template

You can now create a template to automatically create unique names for new Cloud PCs. For more information, see Create provisioning policies.

Device security

FQDN tags

FQDN tags help customers simplify the creation and maintenance of the necessary rules for outbound network traffic through Azure firewalls. For more information, see Use Azure Firewall to manage and secure Windows 365 environments.

Miscellaneous

Windows 365 and FedRAMP

Windows 365 Enterprise has been assessed by a FedRAMP authorized auditor to meet FedRAMP requirements at data centers within the Continental US.

Windows 365 Government

Windows 365 Gov support for transferring files from your Cloud PC by using windows365.microsoft.com web client

You can use the windows365.microsoft.com web client to transfer files to and from your Windows 365 Gov Cloud PC. For more information, see Transfer files to and from a Cloud PC.

Higher Cloud PC screen resolution option for Windows 365 Gov

Windows 365 Gov Cloud PC users can now choose a higher screen resolution when they connect to their Cloud PC from https://windows365.microsoft.com.

Week of March 6, 2023

Device management

Create on-demand Cloud PC restore points and copy them to an Azure Storage account

You can now create on-demand Cloud PC restore points and copy them to an Azure Storage account. For more information, see Create on-demand manual restore points for Cloud PCs and Share Cloud PC restore points to an Azure Storage Account.

Role-based access control

Permission changes for Azure network connection operations

The permissions required for the editing, creating, and deleting Azure network connection (ANC) and health check retry operations have changed: You must now have Intune Administrator, Windows 365 Administrator, or Global Administrator permissions. For more information, see Azure network connections.

Week of February 27, 2023 (Service release 2302)

Apps

Windows 365 app is now generally available

The Windows 365 app has moved out of preview and into general availability. For more information, see Installing the Windows 365 app.

Improved video playback by using multimedia redirection is now generally available

Improved video playback performance on your Cloud PCs by using multimedia redirection (MMR) has moved out of preview and into general availability. For more information, see Video playback improvement.

Cloud PC web client: improved feedback interface for end users

The Cloud PC web client (accessible from windows365.microsoft.com) has an improved feedback interface for end users to provide feedback.

Device management

Hardware acceleration for the windows365.microsoft.com web client

On the windows365.microsoft.com web client, you can now benefit from hardware acceleration. This option is turned on by default and improves motion performance for activities like scrolling, moving windows, or playback of video.

Configure installed language and region for provisioning Cloud PCs in GCC/H environments

When creating a provisioning policy, admins can now configure the installed language and region for new Cloud PCs in US Government Community Cloud (GCC) and GCC High environments. For more information, see Provide users a localized Windows experience

Device provisioning

Add more Azure Network Connections to a provisioning policy

A new Azure Network Connection (ANC) option lets you add more ANCs to a provisioning policy and define a priority order for their use. By preparing multiple ANCs in different Azure regions, admins can make provisioning more reliable in the rare case capacity constraints in a region.

GCC/H support for geography option in Windows 365 provisioning policy

The Geography setting in provisioning policies is now supported for US Government Community Cloud (GCC) and GCC High environments. For more information, see Create provisioning policies.

Documentation

New documentation article: Azure network connection domain credential life cycle

We’ve published a new help documentation article. For more information, see Azure network connection domain credential life cycle.

Week of February 20, 2023

Partners

Citrix HDX Plus support is now generally available

Windows 365 support for Citrix HDX Plus has moved out of preview and into general availability. For more information, see Set up Citrix HDX Plus for Windows 365 Enterprise.

Week of February 6, 2023

Apps

Nested virtualization now supports 4vCPU Cloud PCs

Windows 365 nested virtualization now supports 4vCPU Cloud PCs. For more information, see Set up virtualization-based workloads support.

Week of January 30, 2023 (Service release 2301)

Apps

Windows 365 app now supports Windows 10

The Windows 365 app now supports Windows 10.

Microsoft Teams: Share application windows from Windows 365 Cloud PC

In Microsoft Teams, you can now share specific windows from your Cloud PC desktop. Previously, you could only share the full Cloud PC desktop.

End user experience

Open Cloud PCs in a Remote Desktop app from windows365.microsoft.com

From windows365.microsoft.com, you can now open a Cloud PC in a Remote Desktop app. For more information, see Access a Cloud PC.

Improved feedback interface for end users

windows365.microsoft.com has improved the interface for end users to provide feedback.

Get Cloud PC connection details from windows365.microsoft.com

On windows365.microsoft.com, you can now get Cloud PC connection details like transport protocol, round-trip time, frame rate, and more.

Week of January 16, 2023

Monitor and troubleshoot

Windows 365 Government support for forensic auditing of Cloud PCs

Forensic auditing is now available for Windows 365 Government. For more information, see Digital forensics and Windows 365 Enterprise Cloud PCs and Place a Cloud PC under review.

Week of January 2, 2023

Role-based access control

Support for custom Windows 365 RBAC roles now generally available

Support for custom Windows 365 role-based access control (RBAC) roles has moved out of preview and into general availability. These custom roles are also now supported for Windows 365 Government (Government Community Cloud and Government Community Cloud High). For more information, see Custom roles.

Week of December 12, 2022

Provisioning

Provision Azure Active Directory Join Cloud PCs with single sign-on (public preview)

Windows 365 now supports creating Azure Active Directory Join Cloud PCs that use single sign-on for Cloud PC login. Existing Cloud PCs won’t have single sign-on configured. For more information, see Create provisioning policy and Edit provisioning policy.

Provisioning

Configure installed language and region for provisioning Cloud PCs generally available

Language pre-configuration for Cloud PCs has moved out of preview and into general availability. Admins can select the Language & Region pack under Configuration in their provisioning policy to pre-configure the language for the endpoint devices. For more information, see Use a provisioning policy to set up a default display language on Cloud PCs.

Device management

New Third-party connector column on All devices page

There's a new column on the All devices page: Third-party connector. For more information, see Device management overview for Cloud PCs.

Retry Citrix agent installation

You can now use the Retry Citrix agent installation option instead of doing a full provisioning retry. For more information, see Retry Citrix agent installation.

Documentation

New documentation article: Windows 365 deployment options

We’ve published a new help documentation article. For more information, see Windows 365 deployment options.

Week of December 5, 2022

Device management

Support for RDP Shortpath for public networks now generally available

Support for RDP Shortpath for public networks has moved out of preview and into general availability. For more information about RDP Shortpath, see Use RDP Shortpath for public networks with Windows 365.

Week of November 28, 2022

Provisioning

New Geography option in Windows 365 provisioning policy

The new Geography setting gives admins two ways to choose Azure regions during provisioning.

  • You can select a specific region to make sure that your Cloud PCs are only provisioned in that region.
  • You can select Automatic to let the Windows 365 service automatically select a region (within the Geography) at the time of provisioning.

Existing provisioning policies will automatically populate the Geography and Region settings based on existing settings. No admin action is required.

For more information, see Create provisioning policies.

Windows 365 app

Updated Windows 365 app installation to install dependent applications

The Windows 365 app installation process has been updated to automatically install dependent applications.

Azure Active Directory policy updated for Windows 365 app

The Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) policy has been updated so that no extra Conditional Access policy change is required to use the Windows 365 app.

Week of November 14, 2022

Documentation

New documentation article: Use the Enrollment Status Page with Cloud PCs

We’ve published a new help documentation article. For more information, see Use the Enrollment Status Page with Cloud PCs.

Week of November 7, 2022

Windows 365 Government

Windows 365 Government now supports Windows 11 and Secure boot

Windows 365 Government now supports the following features:

  • Creating Cloud PCs that use Secure boot.
  • Windows 11 options in the gallery images list.
  • Creating custom images running Windows 11 (must be Generation 2 virtual machines).

Week of October 24, 2022

Device management

Point-in-time restore now generally available

Point-in-time restore has moved out of preview and into general availability. For more information, see Point-in-time restore for Windows 365 Enterprise.

Provisioning

New supported Azure region: UAE North

A new Azure region is now supported for Windows 365 Cloud PC provisioning: UAE North.

For more information about supported Azure regions, see Supported Azure regions for Cloud PC provisioning.

Week of October 17, 2022

Monitor and troubleshoot

New Azure Network Connection health check

A new check has been added the Azure Network Connection health checks: UDP connection server reachable. For more information, see Azure network connections health checks.

Forensic auditing of Cloud PCs now generally available

Forensic auditing has moved out of preview and into general availability. For more information, see Digital forensics and Windows 365 Enterprise Cloud PCs and Place a Cloud PC under review.

Week of October 10, 2022

Apps

Windows 365 app in public preview

A new app to sign in to and manage your Windows 365 Cloud PCs is now in public preview. The app provides functionality similar to the windows365.microsoft.com web site for accessing and managing your Cloud PCs. For more information, see Installing the Windows 365 app.

Device provisioning

Support for US Government environments

Government organizations can now use Windows 365 services first in US Government Community Cloud (GCC) High environments and later in GCC environments. All Windows 365 dependency services must also be used by the organization within the associated Government environment. For more information, see What is Windows 365 Government?

Partners

Use Citrix HDX Plus with Windows 365 Enterprise

You can now use Citrix HDX Plus with Windows 365 Enterprise Cloud PCs. For more information, see Set up Citrix HDX Plus for Windows 365 Enterprise.

Monitor and troubleshoot

Cloud PC utilization report

A new report is now available for Cloud PCs. The Cloud PC utilization report shows how many hours users have been connected to their Cloud PCs. Information for individual Cloud PCs and aggregated data is also shown. For more information, see Cloud PC utilization report.

Cloud PC with connection quality issues report

A new report is now available for Cloud PCs. The Cloud PCs with connection quality issues report shows information for round-trip time, available bandwidth, and remoting sign-in time. Information for individual Cloud PCs and aggregated data is also shown. For more information, see Cloud PC connection quality report.

Week of September 26, 2022 (Service release 2209)

Monitor and troubleshoot

System alerts and email notifications (preview)

You can now set up system alerts and automated emails to be notified when certain events, warnings, or errors occur in the Windows 365 service. A subset of critical Cloud PC issues will be sent automatically to admins. In addition, you can define alert rules, such as target audience (devices, user groups, tenants), thresholds, frequency, and notification channels. For more information, see Alerts.

Miscellaneous

Allow list URL change for Windows 365

We've added a new endpoint which the Windows 365 service requires to be accessible: *.infra.windows365.microsoft.com". This is part of ongoing endpoint consolidation work to reduce the number of FQDNs required to be accessible for the service.

Week of September 19, 2022

Device management

Downsize Cloud PCs (Preview)

You can now downsize a Cloud PC's RAM and specifications (except disk size). For more information, see Resize a Cloud PC.

Device provisioning

Windows 365 Cloud PC support for Windows 11 Enterprise version 22H2

New gallery images are now available that include support for Windows 11 version 22H2. The following gallery images can be used for newly provisioned Cloud PCs:

  • Win11 22H2 + M365 Apps
  • Win11 22H2 + Optimizations

Week of August 29, 2022 (Service release 2208)

Monitor and troubleshoot

New health check: Localization language package readiness

The Azure network connection tab has a new health check: Localization language package readiness. This health check verifies that the operating system and Microsoft 365 language packages can install. It also makes sure that the localization package download link is reachable. For more information, see Azure network connection health checks.

Review Cloud PC connectivity health checks and errors in Microsoft Intune admin center

You can now review connectivity health checks and errors in the Microsoft Intune admin center to help you understand if your users are experiencing connectivity issues. You’ll also get a troubleshooting tool to help resolve connectivity issues. To see the checks, select Devices > Windows 365 > Azure network connections > select a connection in the list > Overview. This feature is rolling out to all customers over the next few weeks.

Provisioning

New supported Azure regions: East Asia, Korea Central, Norway East, Switzerland North

New Azure regions are now supported for Windows 365 Cloud PC provisioning: East Asia, Korea Central, Norway East, and Switzerland North.

For more information about supported Azure regions, see Supported Azure regions for Cloud PC provisioning.

Week of August 22, 2022

Documentation

New documentation article: Restrict Office 365 services to Cloud PCs

We’ve published a new help documentation article. For more information, see Restrict Office 365 services to Cloud PCs.

Week of August 15, 2022

App management

Language and region configuration now also applies to Microsoft 365 Apps

Provisioning policies configured for language now also apply to Microsoft 365 Apps. When a user first signs in, their Microsoft 365 Apps will use the configured language. For more information, see Provide a localized Windows experience.

Monitor and troubleshoot

Remoting connection report in Endpoint Analytics now generally available

The remoting connection report in Endpoint Analytics has moved out of preview and into general availability. For more information, see Remoting connection report.

Resource performance report in Endpoint Analytics now generally available

The resource performance report in Endpoint Analytics has moved out of preview and into general availability. For more information, see Resource performance report.

Week of August 8, 2022

Documentation

New documentation article: Windows 365 security

We’ve published a new help documentation article. For more information, see Windows 365 security.

Week of July 25, 2022

Resize action support for more Cloud PCs

The resize action now supports Cloud PCs that are Azure Active Directory joined.

Week of July 18, 2022

Apps

Cloud PC Outlook mail sync setting

For newly provisioned and reprovisioned Cloud PCs, you can now set the Outlook mail sync setting to 6 or 12 months.

Device management

Windows 11 optimized image now available for Windows 365 Cloud PCs

You can now choose the Windows 11 Enterprise + OS Optimizations image when creating a new provisioning policy. This feature is rolling out to all customers over the next few weeks.

Device provisioning

Provision Cloud PCs with Secure Boot

Support for creating Cloud PCs that use Secure boot functionality is now available in Europe, APAC, and North American regions. Existing Cloud PCs won't have secure boot automatically enabled.

Week of July 4, 2022 (Service release 2206)

Apps

Support for virtualization-based workloads now generally available

Support for virtualization-based workloads has moved out of preview and into general availability. For more information, see Set up virtualization-based workloads on your Cloud PC.

End user experience

Transfer files from your Cloud PC by using windows365.microsoft.com web client

You can use the windows365.microsoft.com web client to transfer files to and from your Cloud PC. For more information, see Transfer files to and from a Cloud PC.

Monitor and troubleshoot

New health check: verify that Intune enrollment restrictions allow Windows enrollment

The Azure network connection tab has a new health check: Intune enrollment restrictions allow Windows enrollment. This health check verifies that Intune enrollment restrictions are configured to allow Windows enrollment. Windows 365 Enterprise requires Intune enrollment during provisioning.

Week of June 6, 2022 (Service release 2205)

Monitor and troubleshoot

Forensic auditing of Cloud PCs

You can now place a Cloud PC under review. This action starts a process to create a secure snapshot of a Cloud PC. You can then analyze the snapshot using electronic discovery solutions. For more information, see Digital forensics and Windows 365 Enterprise Cloud PCs and Place a Cloud PC under review.

Week of May 16, 2022

Device management

Support for RDP Shortpath for public networks

Windows 365 Enterprise Cloud PCs now support RDP Shortpath for public networks. For more information about RDP Shortpath, see Use RDP Shortpath for public networks (preview) with Windows 365.

Windows 365 ending support for Windows 10 version 1909 (19H2)

Windows 365 no longer supports Windows 10 version 1909 (19H2).

User experience

Windows 365 Cloud PC support for Teams background effects

Windows 365 Cloud PCs now support background effects in Teams. For more information, see the blog Microsoft Teams background effects generally available on Windows 365.

Windows 365 Cloud PC support for Teams multi-window and Call me

Windows 365 Cloud PCs now support multi-window and Call Me in Teams. For more information, see the blog Teams Multi-window support and Call Me generally available on Windows 365.

Week of May 9, 2022 (Service release 2204)

Device management

Support for Azure AD joined Cloud PCs now general available

Support for Azure AD joined Cloud PCs has moved out of preview and into general availability.

Provisioning

Provision Cloud PCs with Secure Boot

Cloud PC support for Secure boot functionality is now rolling out in Asia Pacific (APAC) regions and Europe. This feature will roll out to all customers over the next few months.

Week of May 2, 2022

Documentation

New documentation article: Manage Windows 365 Cloud PCs with Configuration Manager

We’ve published a new help documentation article. For more information, see Manage Windows 365 Cloud PCs with Configuration Manager.

Week of April 18, 2022

On-premises network connection has been renamed to Azure network connection

The term on-premises network connection has been renamed to Azure network connection in all user interfaces, documentation, and communications.

Change Cloud PC time zone

Non-admin users can now change their Cloud PC’s time zone.

Week of April 11, 2022

Scripts

Windows365-PSScripts GitHub repository is now open for contributions

The Windows365-PSSCripts GitHub repository is now open. It contains Windows 365-related scripts to help admins manage Cloud PCs. You can also contribute your own scripts to help others use Windows 365.

For more information, see the Windows365-PSScripts GitHub repository readme.

Week of April 4, 2022 (Service release 2203)

Apps

Live captions for Microsoft Teams on Windows 365 Cloud PCs

For Windows 365 Enterprise and Business Cloud PCs, Microsoft Teams can now detect what is said in a meeting and display real-time captions. The captions can be toggled on and off.

To use live captions in a meeting, go to your meeting controls and select More options and Turn on live captions.

For more information, see Microsoft Teams Live Captions generally available on Windows 365 and Use live captions in a Teams meeting.

Nested virtualization (preview)

For most currently supported regions, Windows 365 8vCPU/32GB licenses now support nested virtualizations for different developer scenarios to use systems like WSL/Hyper-V. Southeast Asia and West US 2 aren't currently supported for this feature. For more information, see Set up nested virtualization on your Cloud PC.

Improve video playback by using multimedia redirection

You can improve video playback performance on your Cloud PCs by using multimedia redirection (MMR). For more information, see Video playback improvement.

Device management

windows365.microsoft.com now generally available

The windows365.microsoft.com web client has moved out of preview and into general availability.

Device provisioning

Upload a custom image without an Azure network connection

Customers using Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) Join without bringing an Azure virtual network can now upload custom images directly on the image tab in Microsoft Intune. Previously, to upload an image, customers needed to create an ANC for the destination Azure subscription that provides the image.

Cloud PC name appended to the network interface name

A Cloud PC’s name is now appended to the network interface name within the Azure portal. This naming makes it easier to find the IP address for the Cloud PC when an Azure network connection is selected.

End-user experience

End user feedback

End users can now provide feedback to Microsoft from within the Windows 365 web client and directly on windows365.microsoft.com.

End user error log collection

End users can now collect error logs.

Week of March 24, 2022

Device management

New remote action: Remote Help

The Remote Help remote action (in the Microsoft Intune admin center) lets admins start a remote session into an end user’s Cloud PC.

Week of February 28, 2022 (Service release 2202)

Device management

Point-in-time restore (preview)

Administrators and users can now restore a Cloud PC to a state from a previous point in time. Multiple near-term and long-term restore points are available. For more information, see Point-in-time restore for Windows 365 Enterprise.

Higher Cloud PC screen resolution option (preview)

Cloud PC users can now choose a higher screen resolution when they connect to their Cloud PC from https://windows365.microsoft.com.

Documentation

New documentation article: Windows 365 approved partners

We’ve published a new help documentation article. For more information, see Windows 365 approved partners.

Week of February 14, 2022

Documentation

New documentation article: Windows 365 identity and authentication

We’ve published a new help documentation article. For more information, see Windows 365 identity and authentication.

Device management

Support for Azure AD joined Cloud PCs

Windows 365 Enterprise now supports Cloud PCs that are Azure AD joined. These devices can run in either:

  • A Microsoft-hosted network:
    • You don’t need to bring any Azure infrastructure
    • You don't need to create an Azure network connection
  • Your own network (using an Azure network connection)

Configure installed language and region for provisioning Cloud PCs

When creating a provisioning policy, admins can now configure the installed language and region for new Cloud PCs. Previously, Cloud PCs were only created with English (United States). For more information, see Provide users a localized Windows experience

Monitor and troubleshoot

Use Collect diagnostics to collect more details from Windows 365 devices through Intune remote actions

Intune’s remote action to Collect diagnostics now collects more details from Windows 365 Cloud PCs.

The new details for Windows 365 Cloud PCs include the following registry data:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server\AddIns\WebRTC Redirector
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Teams\

To learn more about the Collect diagnostics remote action, see Collect diagnostics from a Windows device.

Provisioning

New supported Azure regions: US Central and German West Central

Two new Azure regions are now for Windows 365 Cloud PC provisioning: US Central and German West Central.

For more information about supported Azure regions, see Supported Azure regions for Cloud PC provisioning.

Week of January 17, 2022

New documentation article: Optimize Cisco Webex on a Windows 365 Cloud PC

We’ve published a new help documentation article. For more information, see Optimize Cisco Webex on a Windows 365 Cloud PC.

Week of January 10, 2022

New documentation: Data encryption in Windows 365

We've added information to the help documentation about encryption for Windows 365 Cloud PCs. For more information, see Data encryption in Windows 365.

Week of January 3, 2022

We've added information to the help documentation about the update cycle for Windows 365 Cloud PC gallery images. For more information, see Gallery image update cycle.

Week of December 13, 2021

Device management

Cloud PCs in grace period count towards active Cloud PC license usage

Cloud PCs that are in grace period now count towards your active Cloud PC license usage. This policy makes sure that your organization’s active Cloud PC allocation matches the total available licenses in your tenant.

For more information about grace period, see Device management overview and End grace period.

Week of November 29, 2021 (Service release 2111)

Device management

Operating system end of support status for Cloud PCs

The Provisioning policies page has a new column: Image status. It tells you if the device image for each provisioning policy uses an operating system (OS) that is supported by Microsoft Windows security and other updates. For more information, see Lifecycle policies and end of support for Cloud PC OS.

New documentation article: Optimize Zoom on a Windows 365 Cloud PC

We’ve published a new help documentation article. For more information, see Optimize Zoom on a Windows 365 Cloud PC.

Device security

Two new security baseline settings for Windows 11 Cloud PCs

Windows 365 Enterprise now supports the following Windows 11 security baseline settings:

  • Tamper Protection: Helps protect Cloud PCs from bad actors bypassing security features like anti-virus protection.

  • Script Scanning: Helps identify possible threats by intercepting scripts and scanning them before they’re run.

For more information about the security baseline updates for Windows 11, see Windows 11 Security baseline. For more information about setting security baselines for Cloud PCs, see Deploy security baselines.

Week of November 1, 2021 (Service release 2110)

Device management

Improved user interface for online access to Cloud PCs

The user interface on windows365.microsoft.com has been improved with:

  • Faster load times.
  • Higher performance reliability.
  • Local resource settings (printer, microphone, clipboard).
  • Alternative keyboard settings.
  • Edit settings in-session.
  • Accessibility support.

Provisioning

Provisioning maximum timeout changed to five hours

To improve reliability, the maximum provisioning timeout has been changed to five hours.

Role-based access control

Custom Windows 365 RBAC roles in public preview

Custom Windows 365 role-based access control (RBAC) roles are now available in the Microsoft Intune admin center. You can mix-and-match Windows 365 permissions to create custom roles for your organization's needs. You can also create both Windows 365 and Intune custom roles and give granular admin permissions to admins for both services. For more information, see Custom roles.

Week of October 11, 2021 (Service release 2109)

Device management

Resize support for preview and trial licenses

If you have a combination of paid and free trial licenses, the Resize remote action will use your paid licenses first. When those licenses run out, it will use your trial licenses. For more information, see Resize a Cloud PC.

Device provisioning

Health check improvement

The DNS can resolve Active Directory domain health check has been improved. A new step has been added to look for the following Azure Active Directory DNS record. If it can’t be found, the check fails.

_ldap._tcp.yourDomain.com -type SRV

Role-based access control

Windows 365 Administrator role

The Windows 365 Administrator role is now available for admins by using role assignment in the Microsoft Intune admin center and Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) for Windows. With this role, admins can broadly manage Windows 365 Enterprise Cloud PCs, users, devices, and groups. This new role is in addition to the other existing roles that Windows 365 currently supports: Azure AD Global Admin, Intune Admin, and Cloud PC granular roles in Microsoft Intune. For more information, see Role-based access control.

Week of October 4, 2021

Device management

Support for Windows 11

Windows 365 Enterprise now supports Windows 11 as a Cloud PC operating system.

Windows 11 Cloud PCs require Generation 2 (Gen2) virtual machines. For information about converting existing Generation 1 custom device images to Gen2, see Convert an existing custom device image to a generation 2 virtual machine.

Week of September 13, 2021

Device management

New PowerShell script for installing languages on custom device images

The Windows365LanguagesInstaller PowerShell script can install 38 additional languages on your custom device images. For more information, see Provide a localized Windows experience.

Week of September 6, 2021 (Service release 2108)

Device management

End grace period option

Certain conditions put a Cloud PC into a seven-day grace period. At the end of this time, the Cloud PC will be deprovisioned and user will lose access.

You can now immediately end the grace period for individual Cloud PCs. By ending the grace period manually, you won’t have to wait the full seven days to remove user access from the Cloud PC.

For more information on grace periods, see End grace period.

Week of August 30, 2021

Monitor and troubleshoot

Resource performance report in Endpoint Analytics

Endpoint analytics has a new report named Resource performance. The Resource performance report includes metrics for CPU and RAM performance on Cloud PCs. For more information, see Resource performance report.

Remoting connection report in Endpoint Analytics

Endpoint analytics has a new report named Remoting connection report. This report includes the following metrics:

  • Cloud PC Sign in time (sec) provides the total time users take to connect to the cloud PC.
  • Round Trip Time (ms) provides insights on the speed and reliability of network connections from the user location.

For more information, see Remoting connection report.

Week of August 2, 2021

Windows 365 now generally available

Windows 365 is a new service from Microsoft that automatically creates Cloud PCs for your end users. Cloud PCs are a new hybrid personal computing category that uses both the power of the cloud and the accessing device to provide a full and personalized Windows virtual machine. Admins can use Microsoft Intune to define the configurations and applications that are provisioned for each user’s Cloud PC. End users can access their Cloud PC from any device and any location. Windows 365 stores the end user’s Cloud PC and data in the cloud, not on the device, providing a secure experience.

For more information about Windows 365, see Windows 365.

Next steps

For details about Windows 365 licensing, see Windows 365 pricing.