Greetings from the Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD) Community Newsletter (August 3rd, 2023)

We are delighted to present the 22nd edition of our community newsletter, released on August 3rd, 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 extend a heartfelt greeting to all our new members. Whether you’re an experienced IT professional or just starting your journey in the realm of virtual desktop infrastructure, we encourage you to actively participate in discussions, share your expertise, and provide valuable feedback. Your input is incredibly valuable to us as it allows us to improve our services and foster a supportive environment for everyone involved. Welcome aboard!

Socials Contributions

Brenda Carter post on LinkedIn – Microsoft’s Zero Trust guidance for Azure Virtual Desktop deployments now includes guidance for private endpoints!

When designing and deploying Azure Virtual Desktop environment s


Juan Rivera post on LinkedIn – Teams VDI users can now enjoy reactions in their meetings:

Microsoft Links

Announcement: General Availability of Watermarking Support in Azure Virtual Desktop

Azure Virtual Desktop Watermarking Support – Microsoft Community Hub

Updated Azure Virtual Desktop Zero Trust article

Whats new in the Remote Desktop Client

What’s new in the Remote Desktop client for Windows – Azure Virtual Desktop | Microsoft Learn

Azure Virtual Desktop | Automated scaling, imaging & monitoring 

Community Events:

EUC Forum Summer Social 

The EUC Forum is holding there Autumn Social event @ AVD TechFest on the 13th September, the evening before AVD Tech Fest. This is great event to attend in preparation for AVD Tech Fest and a chance to socialise and catch up in a less informal setting. You can sign up and register here – 13th September – Autumn Social @ AVD TechFest – EUC Forum

AVD Tech Fest

AVD Tech Fest is just around the corner!  The event will be held in the beautiful city of Edinburgh, Scotland on the 14th September 2023. There is a great line up with 3 different stages, amazing speakers and best of all its completely free to attend!! You can sign up and register for the event here – AVD Tech Fest 2023 – Live in Edinburgh – AVD TechFest 2023

US Azure Virtual Desktop User Group 

Travis Roberts is rebooting the US Azire Virtual Desktop User Group! The next event will be held on the 10th August where Travis will talk about RDP Shortpath, and Tony Cai will be talking about using the Nerdio Cost Estimator! Sign up and register here – US Azure Virtual Desktop User Group | Meetup

Wrap up

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

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. Together, let’s continue to cultivate a thriving ecosystem that drives innovation and success in the AVD industry.

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

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