Greetings from the Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD) Community Newsletter (January 18th, 2024)
We are delighted to present the 47th edition of our community newsletter, released on January 18th, 2024. Our primary objective is to provide you with indispensable insights, tactics, and guidance to enhance your experience with Azure Virtual Desktop.
As our community thrives and grows, we greet all our new members with a heartfelt greeting. Whether you’re an experienced IT professional or just starting your journey in virtual desktop infrastructure, we encourage you to actively participate in discussions, share your expertise, and provide valuable feedback. Your input is precious to us as it allows us to improve our services and foster a supportive environment for everyone involved. Welcome aboard!
Shabaz Darr has released new video’s in he’s AZ-140 training course. For those training for the exam, this is a must watch.
Getting Started With AVD Insights and the Azure Monitor Agent
Travis Roberts has created a new Youtube video. This time he covers AVD Insights using the Azure Monitor or AMA agent. You can view it here.
Unlock Cloud Shares in 3 Easy Steps
Dean Cefola published a video on how to deliver applications dynamically to your AVD users without any traditional infrastructure.
Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD) with FSLogix Setup
Abhishek Tarafdar has posted a video on a comprehensive tutorial where I walk you through the entire process of configuring AVD with FSLogix, covering everything from VM creation, seamless integration with Active Directory to setting up FS Logix to use profile container.
Moving VDI Deployments to Azure Stack HCI
John Kelbley wrote a blog post on moving on-premise RDS deployments to Azure Virtual Desktop. You can read more here – Moving VDI Deployments to Azure Stack HCI – Azure Advanced Migration Topics for Government (azurewebsites.us)
Understanding and Utilizing Confidential VMs for Azure Virtual Desktop
Neil McLoughlin has written a blogpost explaining what confidential compute is and what the benefits are of using it. He also shows how to deploy the machines. you can read it here. Understanding and Utilizing Confidential VMs for Azure Virtual Desktop – Virtualmanc.co.uk
Monitor AVD with the Azure Monitor Agent part 2: Using Azure Policy
Johan Vanneuville has written a blogpost to deploy the AMA agent using an Azure policy. You can read it here. Monitor AVD with the Azure Monitor Agent part 2: Using Azure Policy – Johan Vanneuville
Announcing Public Preview of Confidential VMs with Intel TDX in Azure Virtual Desktop
Azure Virtual Desktop now supports the public preview of DCesv5 and ECesv5-series confidential VMs. These confidential VMs are powered by 4th Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors with Intel® Trust Domain Extensions (Intel® TDX) and enable organizations to bring confidential workloads to the cloud without code changes to applications. Read more here – Announcing Public Preview of Confidential VMs with Intel TDX in Azure Virtual Desktop | Azure Virtual Desktop Blog (microsoft.com)