Virtual Desktops Community Weekly Blog Post 16th December – 23rd December

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Welcome to the 21st Azure Virtual Desktop community newsletter! We now release our newsletter on Thursdays to get a wider reach and give you the ability to engage with us in a better way!

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Nerdio

The Class of 2021 NVP’s!

Nerdio have announced their first batch of NVP’s for 2021! These are people who have shared information in the community about Nerdio. The people who made the 2021 cut are Todd Porter, Shabaz Darr & Toby Skerrit! Congrats to all! You can read more information about it here – https://getnerdio.com/academy/meet-the-inaugural-2021-class-of-nvps/

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IGEL

IGEL have released Episode 5 of their Life on the Edge podcast. In this episode they interview Ben Ward and he discusses Digtial Experience and what it means. You can view it here:

Community

AVD Tech Fest Announcement

The AVD Tech Fest team have announced that their next event will be on April 20-21st 2022!! The event will be held in Amsterdam at the Hilton Amsterdam Schipol!! If you want to present then you can submit your sessions here – https://sessionize.com/avd-tech-fest-2022/

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Managing WVD The Modern Way

Stefan Dingemanse and Sander Rozemuller recently presented a session at the Festive Tech Calendar where they gave us an overview of how to manage Azure Virtual Desktop the modern way. This involved using Endpoint Manager alongside Azure Virtual Desktop. You can watch a replay of the recording here:

Packer YAML Azure DevOps Pipeline Part 1

Niels Kok has created another blog post in which he explores how to use YAML to build your Packer Azure DevOps pipelines. It’s a very detailed step by step guide to make sure yuo check it out! You can read it here – https://www.nielskok.tech/azure-virtual-desktop/packer-yaml-azure-devops-pipeline-pt-1/

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Deploy Azure Virtual Desktop with Terraform Part 2

Johan Vanneuville has written the 2nd blog post in his series of blogs where he is exploring Deploying Terraform on AVD. In this post Johan goes through the steps to create a pipeline. You can view his post here – https://johanvanneuville.com/avd/deploy-azure-virtual-desktop-with-terraform-part-2/

Microsoft

Trusted Launch GA

Mirosoft have announced that Trusted Launch for AVD is now GA. Trusted launch enables you to enable Secure Boot and vTPM chips on AVD Hosts which can boost the security of the OS. You can view more info here – https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/azure-virtual-desktop/azure-virtual-desktop-portal-support-for-trusted-launch-vms/m-p/3038763

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							Azure Virtual Desktop Portal Support for Trusted Launch VMs