Microsoft details December updates to Azure RemoteApp

Kareem Anderson

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Users who rely on a Remote Desktop experience, might be happy to know that the Microsoft Azure team was fairly busy for the month of December with news and updates to its Azure RemoteApp. The experience of accessing corporate applications on any device in-office or off-premise through the Azure RemoteApp got a little nicer with a handful new features last month. In December, the Azure RemoteApp received updates to the modules for Azure PowerShell and support for Office 2016 as well as the cloud-based Office 365.

For those interested, the Azure team has laid out a more comprehensive list of updates, released documents, and events at which the Azure RemoteApp took center stage during the month of December.

  • At Ignite Australia during their Fundamentals presentation they gave a demo of the new Web (HTML5) client, they began their private-public preview for selected customers and are expanding to accept more volunteers. The Azure RemoteApp teams is asking users to submit their nomination request.
  • Azure RemoteApp modules for Azure PowerShell now include the ability to delete stale Active Directory machine objects that are left behind when a collection is updated; this new module will help remove stale objects ensuing your Active Directory remains clean, install today.
  • Office 2016 for Office 365 is supported in Azure RemoteApp; we’ll soon have preconfigured gallery and template images ready for your convenience.
  • The Azure team is also soliciting volunteers to participate in the new Azure portal, private preview, submit your nomination request.
  • Quick links for previous monthly updates for March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November for Azure RemoteApp are also up for review now.

To find more details about the updates or information about deploying QuickBooks within the Azure RemoteApps, users can visit the roadmap laid by the Azure team or swing over to the QuickBooks tutorial here.

Lastly, users are encouraged to meet with the Microsoft Product group or the Azure team at one of the twelve city worldwide locations along the Microsoft Ignite Roadshow. The details are as followed:

  • Since the May 2015 Chicago Ignite event was such an overall success Microsoft decided to take it on the road as a roadshow in 12 cities, remaining locations are: Singapore, Sao Paulo, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Dubai, Bangalore, London, Copenhagen, and Hong Kong.
  • Users can also meet the Product Group. If you or your organization would like an in-person meeting with the teams at any of the locations mentioned above let them know by emailing [email protected] with “Customer meeting request:  <name of organization>” in the email title along with meeting discussion topics.

Again, it is evident, that despite the holiday season, the Azure team was relatively busy bring in new features, updating some known bugs and organizing new meet-and-greet events for Azure RemoteApp customers.