I am a Modern Experience engineer a part of Microsoft M365 FastTrack center helping customers move to the cloud and adopt modern management techniques and tools that Microsoft offers. Most recently I have spent my time helping customers deploy and configure Windows 365 Enterprise In today’s topic we will discuss the benefits and potential impact of from either reprovisioning or leveraging Point-in-Time restore feature with Windows 365 Cloud PC. In addition, I will cover some possible use cases for both.
- Overview of restoring a Cloud PC to a previous state with Windows 365 Enterprise | Microsoft Docs
- Reprovision a Cloud PC | Microsoft Docs
Understanding Reprovisioning and Point-in-Time restore
Points to consider:
- Reprovisioning a Cloud PC can be compared to doing a full PC wipe. This action can only be done by the admin within the MEM (Microsoft Endpoint Manager) portal
- Point-in-Time restore can be compared to doing a system restore. This action can be done by either the admin within the MEM portal or the end-user when assigned rights via policy in the MEM portal: Configure Windows 365 to permit point-in-time restore of Cloud PCs | Microsoft Docs
Keeping the above points in mind can help admins understand what type of control both admin and/or end-user might have with these actions. The following table summarize a comparison between both of these actions:
Use cases for Reprovisioning and Point-in-Time restore
The following table will cover a few common uses cases for both actions:
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Both actions have great benefits and can be incredibly useful. I would also add that it will be important to take into consideration internal processes, policies, and organization expectations as you decide which to leverage.
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