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FSLogix Profile Containers
CAS now supports using FSLogix Profile Containers rather than User Profile Disks (UPDs) for supporting roaming profiles. FSLogix offers better performance and more flexibility when accessing the profile from different regions.
FSLogix Profile Containers are the default option when creating a deployment, but User Profile Disks will continue to be supported for the foreseeable future.
Support for Active Directory Trusts
CAS now supports using Active Directory trusts for your deployment. With an Active Directory trust, your Cloud Desktop infrastructure resides in its own domain, but users can log in using their credentials from your existing Active Directory domain.
Learn more about AD trust support here.
Dedicated Collection Pools
CAS supports creating two different types of Collection Pools: Shared and Dedicated. Shared Collection Pools allow users to connect to connect to any Session Server in the pool, and each Session Server can host multiple concurrent users. Dedicated Collection Pools assign each user to a specific Session Server, and each Session Server supports only a single concurrent session.
Use Dedicated Collection Pools for specific workloads, such as users that require high performance or applications that don't support multi-session environments.
Learn more about Collection Pool Types here.
Enhancements and Fixes
CAS Console - Enforce SSO Provider
Organization Owners can restrict CAS access to accounts that are authenticated with Google or Microsoft SSO.
Improved GCP Quota Validation on Autoscale and VM creation
Before CAS creates new VMs (as part of autoscaling or manual server creation), it will check the GCP project quotas to ensure that all VMs can be created.
Support domain-joined image templates
When creating a new server image in the CAS console, administrators can choose to join the image template VM to their Active Directory domain.
Applications published from the CAS console can now be assigned to specific collections
Improved Autoscale Behavior
When an autoscale event requires servers to be deleted (as part of a scale-down), those servers do not accept new connections from users. This helps prevent users from creating a new session on a server only to be disconnected again shortly afterwards.
Improved Failed Process Notification
The CAS console provides more feedback on task statuses and failures.