Windows virtual desktop is now public preview
Microsoft had announced the public preview of the long-awaited windows virtual desktop on March 22nd. Windows Virtual Desktop is the only virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) that delivers simplified management, multi-session Windows 10, optimisations for Office 365 ProPlus and support for Remote Desktop Services (RDS) environments. It allows you to deploy and scale Windows desktops and apps on Azure in minutes, and get built-in security and compliance features.
In term of license requirement, the licenses for Windows 10 Enterprise multi-session / single-session are already covered by Microsoft 365 E3, E5, Business, or Windows 10 Enterprise E3/E5 licenses.
|Windows 10 Enterprise multi-session or Windows 10 single-session||Microsoft E3, E5, A3, A5, Business
Windows E3, E5, A3, A5
|Windows 7||Microsoft E3, E5, A3, A5, Business
Windows E3, E5, A3, A5
|Windows Server 2012 R2, 2016, 2019||RDS Client Access License (CAL) with Software Assurance|
To learn more about the user experience of Windows Virtual Desktop on Azure, watch the video from Microsoft Mechanics to learn more about Windows Virtual Desktop today.
Office Shared Computer Activation feature available for Microsoft 365 Business Customers
Microsoft has announced the availability of Office Shared Computer Activation (SCA) for Microsoft 365 Business Subscribers. Shared computer activation allows you to deploy Office 365 Business client to a computer in your organization that is accessed by multiple users.
This enhancement is related to Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 49106
SCA will begin rolling out mid-April and completed worldwide by the end of May.
For existing customers who have purchased Office 365 Pro plus and E3 customers for SCA, this is an opportunity for them evaluate their licensing options and adopt Microsoft 365 Business, which give them additional capabilities such as Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection, Azure Information Protection, Intune etc. without additional cost. Microsoft 365 Business also covers the license for user to access Windows 10 Enterprise multi-session or Windows 10 single-session for Windows Virtual Desktop in Azure.
No preparation is required for this change.
Microsoft defender ATP for Mac is in Preview
Microsoft defender ATP (previously know as Windows defender ATP) is now capable of protecting Mac, as there are more users using BYOD these days, this would help to protect non-windows machines through Microsoft defender ATP portal.
Windows defender ATP is included in new identity and threat protection offering from Microsoft and Windows Enterprise E5.
For more information Please check out this link: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Windows-Defender-ATP/Announcing-Microsoft-Defender-ATP-for-Mac/ba-p/378010
New Data Loss Prevention for Teams Chat and Channel messages
Microsoft has added Data Loss Prevention for Teams Chat and Channel messages. With this new feature, the customer can turn on Data Loss Prevention for Teams Chat and Channels through the Security and Compliance Center. This feature is off by default and requires administrator action to enable.
DLP for Teams chats and conversations allows admins to create policies to prevent sensitive information – such as credit card numbers, social security numbers, or health records – from unintentionally being shared or leaked – either inside or outside of the organization.
Additionally, admins have the flexibility to configure policies to allow end-users to override the blocked message or report the issue as a false positive, which can help you fine tune your companies DLP settings. Policy settings are configured in the Security & Compliance Center as DLP settings for Exchange Online, SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business.
Office 365 Enterprise E3 or E5, Microsoft 365 Business, E3 or E5 is required for DLP for Teams Chat and Channel Messages.
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