New features are coming to
Office 365 to help improve its functionality in virtualized
environments, including the upcoming Windows Virtual Desktop
service, according to a new
blog post from Microsoft.
After acquiring former partner FSLogix last year to improve
virtualization in Office 365, Microsoft has now integrated its
container technology with its own Office apps as well as those from
Citrix and VMWare. Microsoft 365 business customers will now be
able to utilize FSLogix’s container
technology for no additional cost.
Additionally Microsoft 365 E3/E5/A3/A5/F1, Windows 10 Enterprise
E3/E5, Windows 10 Education A3/A5, Windows 10 VDA per user and
Remote Desktop Services (RDS) users will be covered under the
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Microsoft also revealed that Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) will
be available later this year.
Office apps in virtual environments
In its post, Microsoft officials said that Windows Server 2019
will be getting support for OneDrive Files On Demand in the coming
months and that it will also support Office 365 ProPlus.
The company is even improving how Office apps such as Outlook,
OneDrive and Teams work in virtual environments.
Outlook will be getting a new cached mode that makes it easier
for those running it on virtual desktops to access their email and
OneDrive now features a per-machine installation option so that
users can share a single installation of the OneDrive app while
maintaining their own folders and files and Teams too
has a per-machine installation for Chat and Collaboration.
In the coming months, users will be able to make calls and have
meetings in Teams through audio/video media optimization in
collaboration with Citrix.
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Source: FS – All Tech News 2
Microsoft Office is getting better on virtual desktops