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VDS 5.4 Hotfix: Thurs., July 23, 2020

Components: 5.4 Virtual Desktop Service
When: Thursday July 23rd, 2020 at 10pm – 11pm Eastern
Impact: Access to desktops and application services for End Users will remain uninterrupted. Access to Virtual Desktop Service will remain available.

VDS Setup

  • Automation enhancements for DNS settings in Azure deployments

  • General deployment automation checks and improvements

VDS 5.4 Release: Thurs., July 16, 2020

Components: 5.4 Virtual Desktop Service
When: Thursday July 16th, 2020 at 10pm – 11pm Eastern
Impact: Access to desktops and application services for End Users will remain uninterrupted. Access to Virtual Desktop Service will remain available.

Virtual Desktop Service

  • Proactive security enhancements behind the scenes

  • Streamlining the WVD App Group provisioning process by auto-selecting the WVD Workspace if only one WVD Workspace is present

  • Performance improvements in the Workspace module via paginating Groups under the Users and Groups tab

  • If VDS admins select Azure in the Deployments tab, direct the user to log into VDS Setup instead

VDS Setup

  • Proactive security enhancements behind the scenes

  • Improved layout to streamline the deployment workflow

  • Enhanced descriptions for deployments using an existing Active Directory structure

  • General enhancements and bug fixes for deployment automation

VDS Tools and Services

  • Bug fix for TestVDCTools performance in single server deployments

REST API

  • Usability enhancement for API consumption for Azure deployments – return usernames gathered even if first names are not defined on the user in Azure AD

HTML5 Login Experience

  • Bug fix for Wake on Demand for session hosts leveraging the WVD Spring Release (WVD v2)

  • Updates to reflect NetApp branding/phrasing

Azure Cost Estimator

  • Display pricing dynamically by region

  • Display whether relevant services are available in the region select to ensure that users understand whether the functionality desired will be available in that region. Those services are:

    • Azure NetApp Files

    • Azure Active Directory Domain Services

    • NV and NV v4 (GPU enabled) Virtual Machines

VDS 5.4 Release: Fri., June 26, 2020

Components: 5.4 Virtual Desktop Service
When: Thursday June 26, 2020 at 10pm – 11pm Eastern
Impact: Access to desktops and application services for End Users will remain uninterrupted. Access to Virtual Desktop Service will remain available.

Virtual Desktop Service

As of Friday July 17th, 2020 the release of v5.4 is supported as a production release.