Welcome to the Eighty-Fifth (85th) 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.

Why would you use a Cloud PC?

Ola Ström has written a blogpost about why you should consider using Cloud PCs for your temporary workers.

“If you look at a consultant, they usually work for some kind of company which provides them with a computer which they take with them everywhere they go (I know I do). Since they already have a computer, why give them yet another one to fill their backpack with? Why not use a Cloud PC which they can access from a device of their choice, which you can configure in such a way that information cannot leave the Cloud PC.”

Read the full post by Ola: https://www.olastrom.com/2023/why-would-you-use-a-cloud-pc

Windows 365 End-User Experience (Tips & Tricks) – Part 1-3

Sune Thomsen has written a series of blog posts about the user experience in Windows 365. This is a series of four parts, where post one through three has been posted.

What is a good Windows 365 Cloud PC end-user experience? – I guess the answer depends on who you ask. But in general, I believe that a good end-user experience is user-centered, focused on creating value for the user, and allows them to be productive and accomplish their goals efficiently.

Check out the posts by Sune:
Windows 365 End-User Experience – Part 1 – Mindcore Techblog
Windows 365 End-User Experience – Part 2 – Mindcore Techblog
Windows 365 End-User Experience – Part 3 – Mindcore Techblog

Windows 365 Cloud PC – Alert Monitoring – Get your alerts in a Microsoft Teams Channel using Azure Logic Apps

Aresh Sarkari has written a great guide on how to get Windows 365 alerts in Microsoft Teams.

If you’re managing Windows 365 Cloud PCs, keeping track of alerts can be a daunting task. Fortunately, Azure Logic Apps can help automate this process by sending alerts directly to your Microsoft Teams channel. In this blog post, we’ll explore how to set up this integration, so you can stay on top of your Windows 365 environment without constantly checking the portal or notifications within the Intune portal.

Read the complete guide by Aresh: Windows 365 Cloud PC – Alert Monitoring – Get your alerts in a Microsoft Teams Channel using Azure Logic Apps | AskAresh

Windows 12 – Hosted off-device, is it Windows 365 in the future?

Roy Apalnes has written a piece discussing his thoughts on the future of Windows and how Windows 365 fits into that picture.

By leveraging the performance from the local device, we will continue to need the local hardware. And as discussed earlier, there is a massive improved security benefit if we can allow personal use on the local desktop, and have our work done in a virtual desktop like Windows 365.”

Read the full post by Roy: Windows 12 – Hosted off-device, is it Windows 365 in the future? – Roy Apalnes – MSFT Security and Endpoint Management (itiscloudy.com)

How to share Cloud PC restore points

Dominiek Verham has written a blog post about how you can share restore points from Cloud PCs.

In my last blog I wrote about the ability to create your own restore points.  But did you know you can also copy that restore point to an Azure Storage Account? This allows for a couple of scenarios but the one that I liked the most is that you can download the .VHD so you can create a VM on your own device using the .VHD from the Cloud PC. Let’s find out how that works!”

Read the full post by Dominiek here: How To Share Cloud PC Restore Points – techlab.blog

Automatic Patch Management for Windows 365 Cloud PC without any additional cost? Office Patching?

Anoop Nair has created a video tutorial on how to utilize automatic patching for you Cloud PCs.

In this video, let’s understand the options for Automatic Patch Management for Windows 365 Cloud PC without any additional cost?”

Check out Anoops video here: Automatic Patch Management for Windows 365 Cloud PC without any additional cost? Office Patching? – YouTube

The Total Economic Impact Of Windows 365

Forester has released a report discussing the economic impact of Windows 365.

Enterprises increasingly need a comprehensive digital workplace strategy to address the
future of work, increase engagement, drive productivity enhancements, and reduce
costs.1 Organizations that used Windows 365 to securely stream personalized desktops
across devices found that it enabled a variety of scenarios for the new world of hybrid
work while simplifying IT administration, improving productivity for a variety of end users,
and driving cost savings.

You can find the full report here: The Total Economic Impact Of Windows 365 (microsoft.com)

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