In development for Windows 365 Enterprise

To help in your readiness and planning, this page lists Windows 365 updates and features that are in development but not yet released. In addition to the information on this page:

  • If we anticipate that you'll need to take action before a change, we'll publish a complementary post in Office message center.
  • When a feature enters production, the feature description will move from this page to What's new.
  • This page and the What's new page are updated periodically. Check back for more updates.
  • Similar features may be announced at different times for Windows 365 Business.

Note

This page reflects our current expectations about Windows 365 capabilities in an upcoming release. Dates and individual features might change. This page doesn't describe all features in development.

This article was last updated on the date listed under the title above.

App management

Use conditional access to group Windows 365 and Azure Virtual Desktop app policies together

In a future update, you’ll be able to target Conditional Access (CA) policies to a single application that applies to both the Windows 365 and Azure Virtual Desktop apps.

Currently, Windows 365 and Azure Virtual Desktop share a common framework for identity access by using Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) and security controls with CA policies. You can target CA policies to the Windows 365 app and this applies only to windows365.microsoft.com web client. To apply CA policies to the full Windows client and non-windows clients, you must assign CA policies to both the Windows 365 and Azure Virtual Desktop apps. For more information, see Assign a Conditional Access policy for Cloud PCs.

Device management

Cloud PCs in grace period count towards active Cloud CP license usage

In a future update, Cloud PCs that are in grace period will count towards your active Cloud PC license usage. This makes sure that your organization’s active Cloud PC allocation matches the total available licenses in your tenant.

For more information about grace period, see Device management overview and End grace period.

Support for Azure AD joined Cloud PCs

Windows 365 Enterprise will support Cloud PCs that are Azure AD Joined. These devices will run in a Microsoft-hosted network, so customers:

  • Don’t need their own Azure infrastructure
  • Don’t need to create an on-premises network connection.

Support for Cloud PC sizes based on virtual graphics processing units (GPU)

New Windows 365 licenses will be available that include virtual graphics processing unit options that support advanced graphic workloads on Cloud PCs.

Operating system end of support status for Cloud PCs

The Provisioning policies page is getting a new column: Image status. It tells you if the device image for each provisioning policy uses an operating system (OS) that is supported by Microsoft Windows security and other updates.

Next steps

For details about recent developments, see What's new in Windows 365.