Windows 11

What is a Roaming User Profile on Windows?

Roaming profiles are a Windows feature that allows user profiles to be used across multiple workstations within a network. A user profile contains personalized application settings, desktop configurations, application preferences, and other user-specific data. In this article, I will show you how to deploy roaming user profiles in your Windows environment so that users have...


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Windows VMs Get Improved Microsoft Intune Support in Parallels Desktop 19 for Mac

Parallels Desktop 19 for Mac is now available on macOS Mojave or newer, and it introduces more ways to manage Windows virtual machines (VMs) on Macs. Parallels Desktop for Mac is now an officially supported solution for running Windows 11 on Apple Silicon Macs (in addition to Windows 365 Cloud PCs), and for organizations interested…

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Microsoft Azure

Azure Virtual Desktop Introduces Watermarking Support to Protect Sensitive Data

Earlier this year, Microsoft released watermarking support in public preview for Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD). The company detailed in a blog post yesterday that the security feature is now generally available for all commercial customers. Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD) is a cloud-based virtual desktop and application virtualization solution that runs in Microsoft Azure. The managed…

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Cloud Computing

Azure Virtual Desktop Adds New Security Features, Storage Enhancements

Microsoft has announced some new capabilities for its Azure Virtual Desktop service. The top requested feature should help organizations to enhance endpoint security, configuration, storage, and employee experience. Microsoft has introduced FSLogix profiles support for Azure AD-joined VMs in Azure Virtual Desktop. The feature lets users access file shares from Azure AD-joined VMs in order…

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Cloud Computing

Microsoft’s Azure Virtual Desktop App is now Available on the Microsoft Store

Microsoft’s new Azure Virtual Desktop app is available to download from the Microsoft Store. The company announced the app’s availability in public preview yesterday, and it runs on both Windows 11 and Windows 10 PCs. Until now, the only way to access Azure Virtual Desktop resources was to download the Microsoft Remote Desktop application. Additionally,…

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Cloud Computing

Optimizing the VDI User Experience with FSLogix Containers and Application Masking 

Remote and virtual desktop solutions provide a flexible way for users to access remote services securely while maintaining control of how the users access those services. In this article, I’ll explain how FSLogix can optimize remote and virtual desktop environments by leveraging Profile Containers and Application Masking. I’ll also detail the FSLogix features allowing users…

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Cloud Computing and Security

Microsoft Adds Pod Sandboxing to Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

Last week, Microsoft released a new update that adds pod sandboxing support to its Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS). The new feature allows organizations to run modern applications on AKS in an isolated and secure environment. Microsoft explained that it’s a standard practice to use Kubernetes for hosting and managing modern applications in cloud environments. However,…

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How to Install Windows 11 on a Mac with Parallels Desktop

Windows 11 is the first version of Windows that Mac users can’t install natively on Mac. That’s because Intel-based Macs don’t need the minimum requirements for the new OS, while Apple Silicon Macs have dropped support for Apple’s Boot Camp multi-boot utility. In this article, I’ll explain how to install Windows 11 on Mac using…

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Securing Azure Virtual Desktop with Azure Active Directory Conditional Access

Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD) is a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) to provide access to Windows 10 and Windows 11 desktops and applications virtually anywhere. It’s a solution hosted by Microsoft, which makes it secure by design, even though there is a lot of responsibility on the customer to ensure services are secure. In this article, I will…

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Microsoft’s Azure Virtual Desktop Adds Watermarking Support to Prevent Data Leaks

Microsoft has introduced watermarking support for Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD). The company announced that the new security feature is designed to protect sensitive information on client devices. Microsoft explained that users can now enable the watermarking feature on Azure Virtual Desktops. Once enabled, users can scan the QR codes to find the connectionID and session…

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