Greetings from the Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD) Community Newsletter (October 19th, 2023)
We are delighted to present the 34th edition of our community newsletter, released on October 19th, 2023. 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!
Create a Conditional Access Policy for AVD with Terraform
Johan Vanneuville has written a blog post on creating a conditional access policy for AVD. This is an excellent way to add more security to your AVD environment. You can read it here. Create a Conditional Access Policy for AVD with Terraform – Johan Vanneuville
AVD Workbook Update
Marcel Meurer has announced that he has updated his AVD Workbook to include an update on how long it has been since its last heartbeat. He shared that if a host has not been online for 90 days, it causes the AVD Agent to fail when powered on. You can read more about it here – Debugging Azure Virtual Desktop errors/issues/network latency and bandwidth with an interactive Workbook | ITProCloud Blog
Azure Virtual Desktop: Ask Me Anything
Jen Sheerin and Mike Warrington are running an Azure Virtual Desktop AMA event on the 25th of October 2023! As part of the event, Jen and Mike, both FastTrack Engineers, will answer any of your AVD Questions. This is an event not to be missed! Sign up and register here – Events | Microsoft Reactor
OneDrive in a RemoteApp session is now available
Microsoft has announced that OneDrive within a RemoteApp Session is in Public Preview! This has been an issue for many customers, so seeing it finally here is great. You can read more information about it here – Use Microsoft OneDrive with a RemoteApp (preview) – Azure Virtual Desktop | Microsoft Learn
Microsoft VDI Bill of Materials
Aaron, a Senior Partner Solution Architect from Microsoft, has created a useful BoM covering many topics you must consider when deploying and designing AVD. You can check it out here – Microsoft VDI Bill of Materials – AVD/Citrix on Azure/VMware Horizon on Azure (linkedin.com)