Welcome to the Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD) Community Newsletter (8th March 2023)
We are excited to present the second edition of our newsletter, packed with useful information on Azure Virtual Desktop. Our aim is to keep you informed about the latest community contributions and provide practical tips and strategies for managing your deployment.
As we delve deeper into the world of Azure Virtual Desktop, we will explore the many benefits it offers and help you stay ahead of the curve. Whether you are a seasoned IT professional or just starting with VDI, our newsletter is your go-to resource for all things related to Azure Virtual Desktop.
So, sit back and relax as we take you on an exciting journey of discovery. We look forward to bringing you the latest updates and insights on Azure Virtual Desktop.
Community Blog Contributions
Check Associated Assignments for Intune Filters
Jitesh has made a nice guide about the intune filters’ Associated Assignments feature that allows administrators to view the list of all groups to which a policy, app, or profile has been assigned, aiding in troubleshooting and auditing. The feature was introduced in Intune Service Release 2302 and can filter assignments using various device properties.
Video the full guide and video here: View on the blog
Debugging Azure Virtual Desktop errors/issues/network latency and bandwidth with an interactive Workbook
Marcel has written a post explaining that Azure Virtual Desktop can send diagnostic data to Azure Monitor’s log analytics workspace if configured correctly. This feature provides access to various logs containing information about the events occurring in the backend. Read the full post here
Broken AVD login for IGEL OS 11 2023-March-08 – Workaround FIX
Unfortunately, there was an outage of the Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD)/Windows 365 login function using IGEL OS 11 endpoints on March 8, 2023. While awaiting a resolution, a workaround is available. Read the full post here
Enable Azure Disk Encryption on an AVD session host using a Nerdio scripted action
Community Video Contributions
Azure Academy has published a new video about modern management in 2023.
View the full video here: Forget Group Policy, Cloud GPOs are how to manage VM’s in 2023
Azure NetApp files for AVD and Citrix DaaS
A new video by VDIBuzz is now available, which covers the setup of Azure NetApp Files for AVD and Citrix DaaS. The video provides clear and concise instructions, making it easy to follow along and set up the system step-by-step.
What is RDP Shortpath for AVD Managed Networks and How to Use It
Travis Roberts has produced a video highlighting the importance of maintaining low Round Trip Time (RTT) for a good user experience in Azure Virtual Desktop. One way to achieve this is through the use of RDP Shortpath for AVD Managed Networks, which capitalizes on existing connections between the client network and Azure to keep latency at a minimum. The video explains how this feature is not enabled by default and provides an overview of the connectivity between the client and AVD Session Host, as well as how RDP Shortpath can direct traffic over private WAN connections between the two.