Welcome to the 43rd 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!
This is a very special edition as we are writing this live from E2EVC!! This is the first time that myself and Stefan have met 🙂
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Azure Stack HCI Now Supported in Nerdio Manager for Enterprise
Nerdio have announced that they oficially support Azure Stack HCI on their playform. Azure Stack HCI enables you to run your AVD workloads on-prem so you can hybrid workloads. Read more about the features here – https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2022/05/26/2451231/0/en/Azure-Stack-HCI-Now-Supported-in-Nerdio-Manager-for-Enterprise.html?utm_content
IGEL are hosting a Partner Sales and Technical Update, and a BBQ!! If you want to get your grill on then the event will be held at the Hilton Hotel in Dublin on June 22nd. View more info here – https://info.datasolutions.co.uk/igel-datasolutions-summer-bbq
Micha Wets and Wim Matthssen have announced that they are presenting on Azure Virtual Desktop at the Workplace Ninja’s event!! Their presentation will be titled “Alwayd two, there are. No more. No less. A Master and an apprentice AVD Admin. You can sign up and register here – https://www.wpninjas.ch/events/workplace-ninja-summit-2022/
AVD Performance with Windows 10/11, which is better?
Blair Parkhill and Jim Moyle will be hosting a LoginVSI Webinar on the June 21st in which they will analyse some performance testing results they performed with Azure Virtual Desktop. You can sign up and register here – https://www.loginvsi.com/resources/webinars-2/
Build developer environments fast with Microsoft Dev Box
Microsoft have released a new video which explains the new Microsoft Dev Box which is built on top of Azure Virtual Desktop. Publishing Developer desktops is a popular use case for AVD and this makes the process much easier which templated VMs which have the devekioer tools all installed and ready to go.
Virtual desktop infrastructure security best practices
Tom Hickling from Microsoft has written a great post on the Microsoft blog which explaisn the best security pratices when deploying Azure Virtual Desktop. In the post he discusses things like Conditional Access, MFA, Endpoint security etc. You can read his post here – https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/virtual-desktop-infrastructure-security-best-practices/
Multiregion Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery (BCDR) for Azure Virtual Desktop
Microsoft have released an article written by Ben Martin Baur which goes into lots of detail on how to approach BCDR for Azure Virtual Desktop. If you are deploying AVD and you need BCDR (and who doesn’t?!), then you need to be reading this. You can read it here – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/architecture/example-scenario/wvd/azure-virtual-desktop-multi-region-bcdr
Digital forensics and Windows 365 Enterprise Cloud PCs
Microsoft have launched a Digital Forensics service for Windows 365. This service allows you to take a snapshot of your Windows 365 PC and analyse it for any actviity. You can read more about it here – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-365/enterprise/digital-forensics
Windows 365 story: LEGO Group – Windows in the Cloud
Christian Brinkhoff has shared the story of how Lego migrated to Windows 365. In the video he interviews the Lead Engineer from Lego to discuss the deployment. You can watch the video here:
Trusted launch support for virtual machines using Ephemeral OS disks
Tom Hickling has announced that Trusted Launch is now available for ephemeral OS Disks. This will now enable customers who have a requirement or want to use Ephemeral Disks to use the trusted launch capability. You can read more about it here – https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/general-availability-trusted-launch-support-for-virtual-machines-using-ephemeral-os-disks/