Welcome to the 41st Azure Virtual Desktop community newsletter! We now released 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 have announced that their v4.1 release now includes support for Azure Stack HCI!! Nerdio have bought their awesome image management and autoscaling capability to the on-prem world and it’s so great to see! Check out the full release notes for their v4.1 release here – https://nmw.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360045731614-Release-Notes
IGEL Recently completed their IGEL Disrupt Tour. I was lucky enough to attend the Vienna and London events and I can confirm it was really great to see. There were lots of good sessions and the best bit was seeing people I had not seen in a long time. Thanks IGEL for putting on such an awesome event!
Imaging VMs Can’t be That Easy
Dean Cefola from the Azure Academy has created a really cool video in which he goes through the image management options when using Nerdio Manager for Enterprise. In the video Dean walks through how to create images. update images and how to roll them out. You can watch the video here –
100 Days of Cloud – Day 93: Azure Virtual Desktop – FSLogix and Custom Images
Michael Durkan is going for the 100 Days of Cloud Challenge where you spend 100 Days learning something new. On Day 93 Michael shared his information on how to create FSLogix storage and also how to create a custom image. You can read his post here – 100 Days of Cloud – Day 93: Azure Virtual Desktop – FSLogix and Custom Images – Michael Durkan
appCure releases appCure Repo
AppCure have released a new product called appCure Repo. The new product is a modern and secure way to store, protect and deliver applications. It reports to deploy applications using manual pull requests, scripted actions and Azure Image Builder. It certainly looks like a very interesting product indeed! You can read the press release here – appCURE announces the “appCURE Repo” – IssueWire
Monitoring Azure Virtual Desktop with eG Enterprise
Freek Berson has written an excellent and extremely detailed blog post in which he writes about monitoring Azure Virtual Desktop using eG Enterprise. For those who don’t know, eG Enterprise is a monitoring solution which monitors all the components of your AVD Solution to a really deep level. You can check out the post here – Monitoring Azure Virtual Desktop with eG Enterprise | LinkedIn
Teams Background Blur
Microsoft have announced that Teams background effects is now GA on Azure Virtual Desktop!! This has been a much missed feature compared to the desktop version so it’s a very welcome feature. You can read more about it here – Microsoft Teams background effects is now generally available on Azure Virtual Desktop – Microsoft Tech Community
Teams Multi-Window Support and Call me are now GA
As well as Background Blue we now have Teams multi-window support and call me have gone GA on Azure Virtual Desktop. This gives people the option to pop our chats, meetings, or calls into separate windows. Pretty cool right! You can view more information on that feature here – Microsoft Teams Multi-window support and Call Me are now in GA on Azure Virtual Desktop – Microsoft Tech Community
Remote Desktop Client updated to v1.2.3210
Microsoft have updated the Remote Desktop client to v1.2.3210 and released it to the insider build. It contains a number of fixes which includes the fixes below. You can read more here – What’s new in the Windows Desktop client | Microsoft Docs
- Reduced flicker when application is restored to full-screen mode from minimized state in single-monitor configuration.
- The client now shows an error message when the user tries to open a connection from the UI, but the connection doesn’t launch.
- Improved client logging, diagnostics, and error classification to help admins troubleshoot connection and feed issues.
Azure Virtual Desktop metadata service in Japan
Microsoft have announced that metadata service is now available in Japan!! This enables customers to select Japan as a location for metadata when deploying AVD.