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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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How to shadow an active user session in Windows Virtual Desktop via Remote Desktop Connection (MSTC)

During our session last week during the “Microsoft meets Community : Windows Virtual Desktop – second edition:” event, I briefly mentioned the possibilities of shadowing an active user session in Windows Virtual Desktop, if you are interested, you can watch the demo over here. In this blog I want to go into more detail about which steps are required before you can shadow an active user session in...

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Microsoft meets Community WVD event – Our session follow up

On September, 30 2020, Gertjan Jongeneel and I presented a session with the title ‘Sharing everything you want to know about Windows Virtual Desktop – Notes from the field’ at the ‘Microsoft meets Community : Windows Virtual Desktop’ event second edition! This is a free community event organized for Microsoft customers and partners where with expert speakers to share news, insights, and...

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How to deliver a GPU powered Azure VM (example for CAD applications) with Windows Virtual Desktop

It’s not uncommon for customers to ask for the possibilities to deliver a GPU (graphics processing unit) powered desktop with Windows Virtual Desktop. If employees have to work with multimedia enabled applications, you can hardly do without it. Or for example, a construction company that wants to deliver the Autodesk AutoCAD, Autodesk Revit and Autodesk InfraWorks CAD applications.

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How to implement FSLogix Profile container using Azure Files and Active Directory authentication for Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD)

With FSLogix Profile container you can maintain user context (for example application settings) in non-persistent environments like within a Pooled Windows Virtual Desktop Host pool. It will optimize the sign-in time for the end user because the user profiles are stored in VHD(X) file that is mounted to the concerning Session host VM every time the user signs in and therefor nothing has to be...

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About Robin Hobo

Robin Hobo

I work as a Senior Solution Architect with focus on the Modern Workspace. I am specialized in Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD), Windows 365 and Microsoft EM+S (including Microsoft Endpoint Manager - Microsoft Intune).

For my full bio, check the About Me page. You can also join me on the following social networks:

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