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Virtual Desktops Community Weekly Blog Post 27th January 2022 – 3rd February 2022

Welcome to the 27th 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 are thrilled to announce that they are now an IGEL Ready partner!! IGEL and Nerdio already had a strong partnership so they are thrilled to make it official.



IGEL Who Done IT?!

IGEL Have produced a fun Ransomeware Challenge where you have to fund clues to find who was responsible for deploying ransomeware into the firm! It’s a great bit of fun so get playing!



Top 5 Reasons To Get Certified With Free Resources

Dean Cefola has produced another video in which he describes his top 5 reasons go get certified in Azure Virtual Desktop! In the video he shares a few resources and websites URL’s. You can view the video here:

Azure Virtual Desktop Succinctly

Marco Moioli has written a great e-book in which he describes what Azure Virtual Desktop is, and how it can enhance your organization’s security, productivity and costs savings. You can download the book or read it online here –


Changes for URL’s

Microsoft have made changes to the required URL’s for Azure Virtual Desktop. This will be especially important for any customers who sit behind firewall and proxy solutions. There are currentyl six different URL’s required for agernt traffic, this has now been changed to just one which is * You can read more about it here –

Azure Virtual Desktop Service Limits

Microsoft have created new documentation around AVD Service Limits. This is super useful information to have, especially when designing environments. You can read more information about it here – Azure subscription limits and quotas – Azure Resource Manager | Microsoft Docs

App Groups Updated

Microsoft have announced that you can now manage up to 500 App Groups via the AVD Portal. This previously has been 200. This will give you a lot more flexibility, especially in the larger environments. You can read more here – Manage app groups for Azure Virtual Desktop portal – Azure | Microsoft Docs

Tool to migrate from Azure Virtual Desktop (Classic) to ARM Generally Available

Microsoft have announced that their tool used to migrate your AVD platform from Classic to ARM is now fully GA. AVD Classic will slowly be phased out over the next year so if you are on AVD Classic you eventually find yourself out of support and also you don’t get the newer features that you get with AVD ARM. You can find more info here – Migrate automatically from Azure Virtual Desktop (classic) – Azure | Microsoft Docs