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How to create and deploy Windows 365 Enterprise Cloud PC Custom Images

UPDATE : A new version of this blog with Windows 11 Gen2 images is available here. With Windows 365 you can deploy your Cloud PCs with a standard Azure Gallery image. There are Windows 10 Enterprise images available optimized for Cloud PC, with or without the Microsoft 365 Apps pre-installed on it (including Microsoft Teams with AV redirection optimization). However, with Windows 365 Enterprise...

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How to implement and manage Microsoft Windows 365 Cloud PC

In August 2021, Microsoft released Windows 365 Cloud PC. A new cloud-based service that provides Cloud PCs to end users. With this Windows 365 Cloud PC, users get their own personalized desktop in the cloud, which can be accessed from anywhere on any device. It is optimized for Microsoft 365 including Microsoft Teams AV redirection. Unlike Azure Virtual Desktop you pay a fixed price per-user per...

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How to manage your Windows Virtual Desktop session hosts (single user) with Microsoft Endpoint Manager – Microsoft Intune.

By default all Windows Virtual Desktop session hosts are joined with your domain. And in most cases you will apply policy configurations to them via Group Policy Objects (GPO). If you also using Microsoft Endpoint Manager – Microsoft Intune for managing Windows 10 devices, it might also be worth considering to manage your WVD session hosts VMs with it as well.

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How to enable Azure Monitor for Windows Virtual Desktop

At the end of March 2021, Azure Monitor for Windows Virtual Desktop went GA. It will provide a dashboard built on Azure Monitor Workbooks that gives you insides of your Windows Virtual Desktop environment, including; Connection Diagnostics, Connection Performance, Host Diagnostics, Host Performance, Utilizations, Users, Clients and Alerts. In this blog post I will guide you step-by-step how to...

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How to setup Samsung Knox Mobile Enrollment with Microsoft Intune

Samsung Knox Mobile Enrollment (KME) is a Zero Touch provisioning solution. You can fully automate the enrollment of new, or factory reset devices into an MDM solution like Microsoft Intune. The end user only have to turn on their company-owned Android device and connect to a Wi-Fi or cellular network. This will start the enrollment which the end user cannot cancel or work around.

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How to apply Outlook.com mail rules on the Junk Mail folder and delete email based on words saved in a txt file on OneDrive

Outlook Mail Rules cannot be applied to the Junk Folder. This was a bit frustrating for me because after several years of using Outlook.com for my private email, I get quite a bit of spam every day. The problem is that sometimes legitimate messages also ends up in this folder and is deleted after 10 days by default. This forces me to go through my spam mail folder every few days to check if there...

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How to remove Microsoft Store for Business apps in Microsoft Intune

The Microsoft Store for Business is a powerful service to distribute and manage modern Windows 10 applications from the Windows 10 Store (both free and paid applications). You can connect the Microsoft Store for Business with Microsoft Intune to sync the applications for easy deployment via Microsoft Intune. After the application is synced to Intune you only have to assign the application to a...

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How to add Windows 10 devices to Windows Autopilot even faster

In July, 2018, I wrote this blog about how to setup Windows Autopilot and add existing devices the quickest way. After publishing this blog the Get-WindowsAutoPilotInfo script has been updated several times by the author Michael Niehaus. New functionalities have been added to the scripts. Therefore Windows 10 devices can be added to Windows Autopilot even faster then described in my old blog...

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Dutch Windows Virtual Desktop User Group event – our Session Follow Up

[BLOG in Dutch due the event] Op 9 november 2020 hebben Gertjan Jongeneel en ik een sessie mogen geven op de allereerste editie van de ‘Dutch Windows Virtual Desktop User Group’ (DWVDUG)! Onze sessie had de titel ‘Alles wat je moet weten over Windows Virtual Desktop – Ervaringen uit de praktijk’. Het was een gratis event georganiseerd door de WVDCommunity wat online te volgen was. Als je hierbij...

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How to start with Shared iPads for Business with Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Intune) and Apple Business Manager

I get the following question regularly; “can we configure our Apple iPads as Shared device. Where you as a user, can login and logoff without seeing each other’s data?”. Most of the time it’s about medical personal that works in shifts and don’t have a personal device. But you can also think of maintenance and field agents or flight crew members for example. In this case you want to let the...

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I am speaking at the Dutch Windows Virtual Desktop User Group – DWVDUG

Together with Gertjan Jongeneel, we will give a session during the first Dutch Windows Virtual Desktop User Group (DWVDUG)! We are very honored to be able to speak at this very first edition. Our session is given in Dutch and have the title “Alles wat je moet weten over Windows Virtual Desktop – Ervaringen uit de praktijk”. During this session we will discuss everything you want to know...

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How to fix the borderless window “problem” in Windows Virtual Desktop

First of all, it is not really a Windows Virtual Desktop problem, this has been a Microsoft Windows setting for many years now. However, when publishing a Desktop or a RemoteApp from a Windows Virtual Desktop host pool where the session host VMs running Windows 10, there are no visible borders around the windows by default. For example, see the blow screenshot. A File Explorer window is open...

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About Robin Hobo

I am a Technology Specialist working for Microsoft with focus on the Modern Workplace. I am specialized in Microsoft Intune, Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD), Windows 365, Windows 11 and Azure AD. Also interested in mental health, NLP and personal development.

For more information, see the About Me page or my LinkedIn profile.

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