Greetings from the Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD) Community Newsletter (November 30th, 2023)

We are delighted to present the 40th edition of our community newsletter, released on November 30th, 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!

Community Contributions

Microsoft Azure and hibernated Virtual Machines and Azure Virtual Desktop Hibernation

Marcel Meurer has written a blog post about hibernated virtual machines and AVD hibernation. You can read about it here – Microsoft Azure and hibernated Virtual Machines and Azure Virtual Desktop Hibernation | ITProCloud Blog

Hibernez votre AVD

Jean-Loup Orgitello has written a blogpost about the hibernating feature in AVD and how to configure it. You can read it here. Hibernez votre AVD ⛄❄️ – Jean-Loup & Azure (jlou.eu)

SSO for Azure Virtual Desktop with AD users

Stefan Beckmann has written a blogpost how to configure sso for AVD and what steps are needed to make it work. You can read the post here. SSO for Azure Virtual Desktop with AD users – beckmann.ch

Events

Microsoft Takeoff – Four days. Deep dives. AMAs. Windows, Intune, Windows 365, and Azure Virtual Desktop.

Microsoft is excited to present the second annual Microsoft Technical Takeoff for Windows + Intune! This virtual technical skilling event takes you deep inside the latest features, capabilities, and scenarios for commercial organizations and the IT professionals that support them. Read more here – Event | Microsoft Technical Takeoff: Windows + Intune – November 27-30, 2023

Socials Contributions

Tom Hickling has posted on LinkedIn about Personal host pools now support Autoscaling with hibernate and resume (in preview specifically). Read more here – Tom Hickling on LinkedIn: #azurevirtualdesktop

Michel Roth has posted on LinkedIn about customer adoption kit for Azure Virtual Desktop. Read more here – Michel Roth on LinkedIn: Azure for Partners

Microsoft Links

Azure Well-Architected Azure Virtual Desktop workload

Examine the readiness of your Azure Virtual Desktop for production. Methodically check how your workload aligns with best practices for resiliency, security, efficiency, and cost optimization. Read more here – Assessments | Azure Well-Architected Azure Virtual Desktop workload (microsoft.com)

I Removed All The Apps in AVD…Here’s What Happened

Dean Cefola aka The Azure Academy has created a video on MSIX App Attach. He shows us some cool new features for this product.

Wrap up

As we conclude another edition of the AVD Community Newsletter, we extend our heartfelt gratitude for your unwavering support and active engagement. Your contributions, insights, and enthusiasm play a vital role in maintaining our community’s vibrancy, inclusivity, and forward-thinking spirit.

Please stay connected with us through social media channels and join the ongoing conversations on the AVD Community forums. We look forward to your participation in upcoming events, webinars, and workshops. Let’s continue cultivating a thriving ecosystem that drives innovation and success in the AVD industry.

Until we meet again, stay curious, informed, and connected.

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