Knowing how often users connect to their Cloud PC gives you an idea if they are using it or not. From here, you can investigate if there is a reason for a user not to use the Cloud PC as first intended. Ultimately you can track down the users who no longer need a Cloud PC and can save that license cost. as you might know, there is no built-in usage report in the MEM portal. Therefore I have cooperated with Donna Ryan on a PowerShell script that will gather information about login count over a period and the last login date.
Resizing a Windows 365 Enterprise Cloud PC is very easy and can be done directly within the MEM portal. I like this feature and how seamless it’s working. However, we cannot resize our Cloud PC if we have assigned the license through group-based licensing.
Group-based licensing is a must to gain better visibility and control of your licenses. Therefore it’s a big issue if you ask me.
This article will showcase the PowerShell script I have created to resize group-based licensed Cloud PC.
Many types of people are using virtualization on local devices. For organizations that use Windows 365 Enterprise, Nested virtualization is now available. This empowers users to create virtual instances on their Cloud PC as they would on their local device. Users can use the following systems with this new feature:
- Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL)
- Windows Subsystem for Android
In this article, I will go through the requirement for nested virtualization on Cloud PC and how to get started with it by enabling Hyper-V.
For the past four months, I have been working on a Cloud PC on my Macbook pro 2021 as my end-to-end device every day. I have been surprised by how good it is working, but there are also some flaws I came across. In this article, I will try to cover all the aspects of my experience with Windows in the cloud from a Mac.
Google country redirection is very annoying when having the virtual machine in another country than your users. Services like google detect the users’ location (internet breakout) and redirect them to a language page based on that. he issue is not within Windows 365 / CloudPC. Google redirects users based on where it thinks users are coming from (Internet breakout). Imagine the virtual machine are located in West Europe (Netherlands), then Google will display everything in Dutch.
When a user is logged into their Cloud PC, non-admin users cannot see the Restart button in the power menu. Therefore they can only restart their Cloud PC from the Windows 365 web interface. I don’t think this is an issue if users only use the Windows 365 web interface. However, I see a “user experience” issue if they are using the Remote Desktop Client instead.
Redirecting local resources such as printers and local drives can be helpful for users to work properly and more efficient. Users can choose which local resources they would like to redirect. There might be reasons to prevent redirection of printers, clipboards, audio, etc.
Let’s look at what options are available and how we, as administrators, can manage them.
If you manage Active Directory, Windows Server deployment, or something else, PowerShell is an essential tool to master. When it comes to Windows 365, there is no difference. The capability to deploy or get information on environments is handy, especially if you want to automate something.
This article will go through how to get information about your Windows 365 environment with PowerShell. But how is it possible when there is no PowerShell module for Windows 365?