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  1. Native Azure AD authentication without Domain

    We will take 20 steps backwards by creating an ADDS or AD server just to in the end utilize our Azure AD authentication.

    WVD should support native Azure AD join and authentication.

    369 votes

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  2. enable true SSO

    Logging into the portal and then again when connecting is a pain for users. Please enable true SSO.

    320 votes

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  3. Allow Azure AD guest users to login to WVD (Azure B2B)

    Currently invited guest users from other Azure AD tenants cannot access WVD in the "inviting" AAD. We are forced to create new "twin" user accounts.

    214 votes

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  4. Integrate published virtual machines into myapps.microsoft.com portal

    Instead of providing another portal to end-users to connect to the published virtual clients please integrate them into the already existing myapps.microsoft.com portal.

    106 votes

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  5. Make Windows 10 Multi-User available on-premises aka Windows 10 Enterprise for Virtual Desktops

    Although a great part of the IT industry moves towards some kind of public/private/hybrid cloud deployment, the greater part of the industry still functions the same like 10-20 years ago, where you have a simple Database->Server->Client application which won't transform itself into a native cloud application anytime soon. These customers still have the urge for a rather simple Microsoft based OS with win32 apps deployment. RDSH was a great solution for the last years (and it still is!), but honsestly what all the RDSH/Citrix admins ever wanted, was a real Multi-User OS which wasn't Server OS based. It would solve…

    98 votes

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  6. MSIX app attach in windows server

    What are the plans for supporting MSIX app attach on windows server. So far all I found was about windows 10 ent or multi session. MSIX is available on WS why not MSIX app attach.

    92 votes

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  7. wvd auto scaling

    add true autoscaling like vm scaleset which will add host in hostpool if all session hosts are full with sessions or cpu/ram is full and remove session host if its not used or dont have sessions. also consider minimum / max session host count for each hostpool while scaling up/down.

    whatever WVD autoscaling runbook we have on github is actually auto shutdown/start during peak / non-peak hours which is not true auto scaling.

    72 votes

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  8. Give the Azure Shared Image Gallery full support as a source for Host Pools within WVD

    The Azure Shared Image Gallery (SIG) has two features not shared by current supported source image mechanisms, replication and versioning. Both are extremely useful for organisations who are updating many images often.

    Images need versioning so it's easy to keep track of releases and roll back/forward between releases.

    Organisations often have customers located in more than one place. Keeping these disparate locations' images in sync with each other means that companies can stop running tiresome robocopy scripts or manual tasks.

    Many Companies are already using the SIG for images. They currently have to move these images out before integration with…

    70 votes

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  9. Allow/prohibit data transfer in certain direction

    As a bank, we have a concern of data leak when we allow user to use WVD to connect to on-prem server/services. We need to have the ability to:
    - Allow copying data from user's endpoint (laptop, PC) to WVD
    - Block copying data from user's endpoint (laptop, PC) to WVD
    - Allow copying data from WVD to user's endpoint (laptop, PC)
    - Block copying data from WVD to user's endpoint (laptop, PC)

    Today if we allow or block, it will be bi-direction, which is not sufficient to address security risk: it could be either too loosely, or too strictly.

    47 votes

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  10. Enforce MFA

    Hi Team,

    As per: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Windows-Virtual-Desktop/AAD-Reauthentication-MFA-enforcement/m-p/775217

    Is there a way to enforce MFA each time a user connects to WVD?

    We have 3rd party users who are to connect to our WVD environment and we need to enforce MFA.

    Optionally can we block off the client and force users to use a HTML5 compatible browser?

    46 votes

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    We recommend Azure AD Conditional Access. Azure AD Conditional Access doesn’t have an “authenticate every single time” functionality, but they now have the sign-in frequency and browser persistence controls that should help: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/active-directory/conditional-access/howto-conditional-access-session-lifetime.

    Thank you for sharing your idea we continue watching incoming votes.

  11. Shadow functionality

    In the contact center scenario, the agent supervisor often has to monitor the service and help the agents by viewing the agent's screen. This functionality could be available to a user with a profile as a supervisor and not to the machine admin.
    The WVD could have a functionality like that where teh Supervisor type the agente ID and connect to agente session to help or whatch the screen.

    44 votes

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  12. Full management of WVD via Intune

    Management of WVD via Intune and AAD, without on-prem AD requirement.

    43 votes

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  13. Make WVD session controller service availble in the South Africa North DC.

    Operating from South Africa I created a test VM on Windows Virtual Desktop and the response was not great considering that it was deployed it in South Africa North DC. The best RTT was measured at 226 ms whereby 150 ms or less is required for an acceptable experience. This was mainly due to the session controller service being managed from a US DC.

    41 votes

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  14. Native autoshutdown and power on policies for WVD

    Using Azure DevTest labs as inspiration and the power off scheduler already available to Azure. I believe that a host pool should have a native power on and power off policy with a scheduler that can be mapped to a time zone, with the (optional) ability for desktop user to extend by 2 hours/skip the day of power management.
    My story is that I have a pool of dedicated machines that I will be providing to developers. We have an expected hours of operation of 6am to 6pm Mon-Fri but there will be sometimes when someone needs to stay back…

    41 votes

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  15. WVD Host Pools on Azure Stack HCI

    At the time of writing WVD host pools can only contain VMs that run on Azure or Azure Stack Hub.
    If hybrid networking is setup correctly, Host Pools can also be hosted on Azure Stack HCI. This opens up a broad use-case for organizations.

    35 votes

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  16. Automated power on of WVD instances in response to user connection attempts.

    Given the new authentication and connection process utilised within WVD, it would be extremely useful to offer "Just in time" or "on demand" powering on of Dedicated or Pool WVD desktops in direct response to use login attempts.

    This capability, coupled with centralised scheduling (to spin up some or all machines automatically during business hours for example) would hugely simplify the process of optimising the cost of utilising WVD by organisations - and remove significant complexity from the administration process.

    Example:- Contoso has 100 designers using dedicated powerful (and costly) WVD GPU enabled desktops. Mostly they work during business hours,…

    35 votes

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  17. Teams is using System time in posts on WVD

    When using either a WVD Desktop or App, Teams is using the System Time instead of the user's time zone when posting conversations. I can see the clock on a desktop and that matches my time zone. When I post a conversation, Teams is using the System Time of the server which is default UTC.

    19 votes

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  18. Add the ability to disable the Device Registration/Account PRT enrollment prompt on WVD endpoints or within the client

    Allow for admins to disable the account registration prompt on WVD endpoints or client. You don't prompt on MacOS and Web Clients. Not all Windows users would like to perform account registration of their user account on their personal device. It might be confusing to them. Even if this provide them with a better experience. Please give us an option to remove the prompt.

    For education users this is very confusing and annoying. Please add an option for disabling this within Windows Virtual Desktop client or administration portal. "Don't show the 'Use this account everywhere on your device' box".

    Perhaps…

    19 votes

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  19. USB Redirection for USB Tokens and other devices

    The ability to connect USB devices such as USB tokens and other devices to the users remote session via the new Remote Desktop Client to WVD.

    This will allow users to connect token licences etc. to software running in the WVD desktop sessions.

    18 votes

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  20. Conditional Access Policy at Pool level

    Be able to apply conditional access policies at pool level rather than to the whole of Virual Desktop

    17 votes

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