Windows Virtual Desktop Azure portal and Microsoft Teams integrations are generally available
Published date: 28 July, 2020
In April 2020, we released the public preview of Azure portal integration (also called the Spring Update) which made it easier to deploy and manage Windows Virtual Desktop. We also announced a new audio/video redirection (A/V redirect) capability that provided seamless meeting and collaboration experience for Microsoft Teams. Both these capabilities are now generally available.
With the Azure portal integration, you get a simple interface to deploy and manage apps and virtual desktops. Host pool, workspace, and all other objects you create are Azure Resource Manager objects and are managed the same way as other Azure resources. You can provide fine-grained access to Windows Virtual Desktop resources using role-based access control, publish remote apps and desktops to AAD groups instead of individual users and troubleshoot issues faster with Azure Monitor.
A/V redirect features overcomes the latency issues that customers typically face with audio and video streaming in virtual desktops. Once you enable A/V redirect in the Desktop client for Windows, the audio and video will be handled locally for Microsoft Teams calls and meetings and will provide the same experience as using Microsoft Teams on your local machine.
You can read more about these capabilities in our blog post.