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All Azure Windows VMs provisioned in Azure Global Cloud from July 2022, are activated via azkms.core.windows.net, which points to two new KMS IP addresses, 188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206.
Target availability: Q3 2022
NVads A10 v5 series virtual machines are now generally available. These are ideal for graphic, video, and AI workloads and include GPU portioning, making them perfect for any size workload.
Get popular VM images directly from Microsoft and third-party publishers via the Azure Marketplace.
Simplify management and configuration of your guest virtual machine.
Target retirement date: August 31, 2023
Move to GPU accelerated virtual machines by 31 August 2023.
Create an Azure Files share to store FSLogix profiles and configure it to support Azure AD authentication.
Citrix has announced official support for Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops on Azure VMware Solution. With this announcement you gain more choice and flexibility in the migration and modernization of Virtual Desktop Infrastructure to Azure.
General availability: ExpressRoute now supports Azure Virtual Desktop Shortpath RDP over Private Peering
ExpressRoute enables direct connectivity between on-premises and Microsoft global network. You can connect to virtual machines and private endpoints defined in an Azure virtual network with private peering.
Azure Virtual Desktop now supports autoscale for pooled host pools to help you optimize costs.
With Azure Virtual Desktop for Azure Stack HCI, you can maintain full control over your infrastructure and enjoy the advantages of Azure Virtual Desktop in your own datacenter, including a full Windows 10 and 11 desktop experience for users with multi-session or single session support to optimize cost and performance.
General availability: New Azure Virtual Machines deliver increased performance for a broad range of workloads
The new Dv5 and Ev5 Azure Virtual Machines feature 3rd Generation Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8370C (Ice Lake) processors and deliver better price-performance compared to prior VM generations. The latest Dasv5 and Easv5 VMs - based on the 3rd Generation AMD EPYCTM 7763v (Milan) processor - now include options without local disk storage for lower-cost entry points. All these new VMs are now generally available and target general-purpose and memory-intensive workloads.
Deploy Windows 11 desktops and applications on Azure Virtual Desktop and utilize new capabilities while optimizing for cost.
You can now deploy Azure AD-joined VMs in your host pools for Azure Virtual Desktop.
Get started today with Azure Virtual Desktop in Azure China cloud. Deploy and scale Windows desktops and apps on Azure in minutes.
This new Azure Virtual Desktop feature prevents sensitive information from being captured in screen captures and screen shares.
You can now run Windows 11 preview images on Azure Virtual Desktop.
Start VM on Connect will help you optimize the costs of your deployment by offering a configuration setting in the service to start stopped or deallocated VMs when needed.
Get started today with Azure Virtual Desktop in public preview in Azure China cloud. Deploy and scale Windows desktops and apps on Azure in minutes.
Learn about our new announcements and product updates for Azure Virtual Desktop at Microsoft Inspire 2021.
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