Here is what’s new in Windows Admin Center version 2211, which is currently available.

Microsoft created the Windows Admin Center software to make it simpler for IT managers and businesses to manage their infrastructure, which includes security, networking, updates, storage, and more. Microsoft updates the tool frequently to add new features and improve existing functionality. The Windows Admin Center version 2211 has now been released.

With regard to platform updates, Windows Admin Center version 2211 offers a contemporary interface for managing an infrastructure that enforces Windows Defender Application Control (WDAC). According to Microsoft, this is much simpler to use and provides better security. Additionally, the Windows Admin Center, Cluster Manager, Server Manager, and Computer Management pages now include a search bar with intelligent keywords, which makes it simpler to navigate through settings.

Additionally, the tool now allows 400% zoom, which ought to improve accessibility for people with visual impairments. Importantly, Windows Admin Center has been moved to Microsoft Graph because Azure AD Graph will be deprecated before the end of this year. Customers have been guaranteed by Microsoft that all current and future functionalities are accessible via Microsoft Graph APIs. Additionally, Chromium-based browsers support self-signed certificates.

Updates to Azure Stack HCI include a new cluster properties page and a tool for changing fixed-size volumes to thin ones (but not the other way around). Similar to this, the Azure Arc preview tool now has a section just for Arc-enabled servers, complete with overview and signup pages. Additionally, Azure Stack HCI now supports GPU-P. Customers can use it to share or partition a hardware GPU among several virtual machines. The general availability of Software Defined Networking (SDN) and an improved cluster creation experience are additional developments in this area.

The Redmond tech company has advised using Microsoft Upgrade to update Windows Admin Center as in-app updates have been deprecated. Additionally, there is a known issue whereby creating a Windows Admin Center gateway in the Azure China or Azure US Gov cloud domains will cause you to be diverted to the Azure Global Sign-in page. Utilizing an earlier version of Windows Admin Center is the only workaround.

The following list also includes certain improvements to Windows Admin Center in Azure:

  • Authentication with Azure AD is supported
  • General availability of Azure Virtual Machines
  • Infrastructure that is Arc-enabled public preview

Additionally, Microsoft has highlighted new add-ons and plugins from its community of partners, including products from Advantech, BiitOps, Dell, Lenovo, HPE, and others.  find additional details here.

By using this approach, you may install Windows Admin Center version 2211.  feedback regarding the software should now be provided via the feedback portal here on the software rather than the GitHub forum.

Christopher Woodill

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