Welcome to the Eighty-fourth (84th) Windows 365 Community newsletter! We highlight weekly Windows 365 news, free events, tips, and tricks from the world of the Cloud PC. 

Let’s have a look at what’s new this week.

Tips and tricks from Windows 365 MVPs: Volume 2

For the community, by the community. Learn from esteemed Windows 365 MVPs as they share their Windows 365 experiences to date. Discover best practices, get deployment tips and tricks, and hear the latest feedback on the Windows 365 service!

In this episode, join Christiaan Brinkhoff and his guest Trond E (Erik) Haavarstein, who shares his Windows 365 learnings and other tips and tricks.

Watch the episode here: Tips and tricks from Windows 365 MVPs: Volume 2

Skilling snack: Windows 365 or Azure Virtual Desktop

Small and large businesses today need a productive and secure cloud virtualization space. Windows 365 Cloud PCs and Azure Virtual Desktop VDI resources are that! Whether your organization has already chosen a solution or not, quench your appetite for the latest best practices with this week’s selection.

Start at the top for side-by-side comparisons of Azure Virtual Desktop and Windows 365 or jump right into the solution that fits your interest.

Read more here: Skilling snack: Windows 365 or Azure Virtual Desktop

AMA: Windows 365 – March 2023

Join us every month with your questions about Windows 365 features, deployment, customization, and best practices. During these one-hour Ask Microsoft Anything (AMA) events, we’ll have members of the Microsoft engineering and product teams ready to help and provide answers.

Join us here: AMA: Windows 365 – March 2023

Building a Windows 365 Custom Image

Jon Towles has written a great blog post about building a Windows 365 custom image.

The one article that every Windows 365 evangelist needs is building custom images. Arguably, its one of the most important aspects to your Windows 365 deployment. That Windows 365 custom image will set the tone for your entire user experience.

Read the post by Jon here: Building a Windows 365 Custom Image

Windows 365 – Persona Employee – Can a Cloud PC benefit everyone?

Roy Apalnes has written a great Windows 365 personas blog series.

Windows 365 has a lot of different use cases, and here is a deeper dive into the third part of the personas series. Today lets talk about the persona employee, the one persona you probably serve the most.

Read the post by Roy here: Windows 365 – Persona Employee – Can a Cloud PC benefit everyone?

Alternate Azure Network Connection for Windows 365 Cloud PC

Aresh Sarkari has written an excellent blog post about adding an alternate Azure network connection to your Cloud PC Provisioning Policy.

Alternate ANCs (Azure Network Connections) are secondary or backup connections to the Microsoft Azure network used to provide redundancy and high availability for Windows 365 Cloud PC provisioning of new desktops.

Read the post by Aresh here: Alternate Azure Network Connection for Windows 365 Cloud PC

List of Windows 365 Cloud PC Reports in Intune

Prajwal Desai is an Enterprise Mobility MVP, and he has written a blog post about Windows 365 report capabilities in Microsoft Intune.

In this article, we will take a look at the list of Windows 365 Cloud PC reports in Intune. Using the Cloud PC reports, you can review the performance and metric issues of individual Cloud PCs.

Read the post by Prajwal here: List of Windows 365 Cloud PC Reports in Intune

Xbox Cloud Gaming and Windows 365 user experience from HoloLens 2

Thomas Poppelgaard is an Enterprise Mobility MVP, and he has created this video showing the user experience with Xbox and Windows 365 from Hololens 2.

In this video I am combining Remote Work and Play with Xbox Cloud Gaming running from a modern browser and Windows 365 cloud pc running from a modern browser the entire user experience is inside a Hololens 2 (mixed reality device)

Watch the video here: Xbox Cloud Gaming and Windows 365 user experience from HoloLens 2

Windows 365 (windows365.microsoft.com) tips&tricks

Thomas Poppelgaard is an Enterprise Mobility MVP, and he has written a blog post about Windows 365 tips &tricks.

I will in this blogpost cover tips & tricks with using Microsoft Windows 365 Cloud PC from HTML5, which is access via URL windows365.microsoft.com from any os, any device, any modern browser

Read the post by Thomas here: Windows 365 (windows365.microsoft.com) tips&tricks

Windows 365 app – tips&trick

Thomas Poppelgaard is an Enterprise Mobility MVP, and he has written this small blog post about Windows 365 app tips &tricks.

With Windows 365 app, you can access your Windows 365 Cloud PC from the taskbar or the Start menu, enjoying a full Windows 11/10 experience while moving between your local and Cloud PCs.

Read the post by Thomas here: Windows 365 app – tips&trick

How to create your own restore point for Windows 365

Dominiek Verham is a Windows and Devices for IT MVP, and he has written a great blog post about on-demand restore points.

You probably know that Windows 365 has the ability to create restore points. A great way to simply revert to a previous well-known state. Up until now we had short-term and long-term restore points. We can enable or disable this feature in the user settings policy in the Windows 365 blade in the Microsoft Intune admin center.

But did you know that we now have a 3rd option? We now have the ability to create an on-demand restore point. Let’s take a look!

Read the post by Dominiek here: How to create your own restore point for Windows 365

MS Docs: Installing WinGet applications using Windows Autopilot

You can now deploy store app / WinGet e.g. the Windows365 app via Autopilot/ESP and have them pre-loaded before the users signs in!

Check out what’s new in Microsoft Intune here: Installing WinGet applications using Windows Autopilot

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