Welcome to the Ninety-sixth (96th) edition of the Windows 365 Community newsletter! We highlight weekly Windows 365 news, free events, tips, and tricks from the world of the Cloud PC.

Move Cloud PCs to a new Azure Region or Azure Network Connection

Sune Thomsen is a Windows and Devices for IT MVP. Sune has written a great blog post about moving Cloud PCs to another Azure region or Azure Network Connection.

Until recently, you had to reprovision existing Windows 365 Cloud PCs if you changed the Azure region of the Microsoft Hosted Network or the Azure Network Connection (ANC) in your provisioning policy – only new Cloud PCs would honor these changes! But this has changed with the recent Service Release 2305!

Join me as I explore this new feature to see if it adds more value and flexibility to the Windows 365 service. Also, let’s find out what’s happening in the backend and when it’s most optimal to move Cloud PCs.

Read the post by Sune here: Move Cloud PCs to a new Azure Region or Azure Network Connection

The Journey of The Windows 365 Enterprise Advanced Deployment Guide

Dominiek Verham is a Windows and Devices for IT MVP. Dominiek has written an excellent blog post about the Windows 365 advanced deployment guide.

This week I’ll go back to the basics. The Windows 365 basics that is! What if you aren’t using Windows 365 yet but you want to implement enterprise Cloud PC’s in your tenant? Where would you start?

Microsoft released an advanced deployment guide which is great starting point for your Windows 365 Enterprise journey. It will not setup and configure Windows 356 Enterprise for you, but it will take you through the necessary considerations so you as an admin are well prepared to implement Windows 365 Enterprise.

Read the post by Dominiek here: The Journey of The Windows 365 Enterprise Advanced Deployment Guide

Getting started with Windows 365 Boot

Peter van der Woude is an Enterprise Mobility MVP. Peter has written a fantastic blog post about getting started with Windows 365 Boot.

This week is all about the introduction of Windows 365 Boot. Windows 365 Boot enables administrators to simplify the sign-in process for users on Windows 11 devices, by taking away the sign-in to their physical device and enabling the sign-in directly to their Windows 365 Cloud PC.

So, basically turning the physical device into some sort of a thin client. Signing out of the Windows 365 Cloud PC, will bring the physical device back to the login screen. That makes Windows 365 Boot a great feature – especially in combination with Windows 365 Frontline – for users that work in shifts and share their device.

Read the post by Peter here: Getting started with Windows 365 Boot

Application Deployment in Windows 365 – Recommended Practices

Curtis Sawin and Aleksandar Bozadzhiev has written an excellent post about how to do application deployment in Windows 365.

As more companies are using Windows 365 to enable their employees, reduce their costs, or reimagine how to provide a managed Windows experience, we’re hearing some consistent feedback. A common challenge we hear is “How can I ensure that all my required applications are installed before my users can access their Cloud PCs?

Common statements we’ve heard include:
– I need to ensure all security tools are installed before users can logon to reduce risk.
– I need to ensure my people are immediately productive when they 1st logon.

This article will provide some recommended approaches to help you meet this need; providing both technical and process recommendations.

Read the post by Curtis and Aleksandar here: Application Deployment in Windows 365 – Recommended Practices

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