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Virtual Desktops Community News Blog Post 14th July 2022 – 28th July 2022

Welcome to the 46th 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

Rimo3 recently had Nerdio’s CEO, Vadim Vladimiskiy onto their podcast where they had a chat with Vadim about Nerdio’s history and how Nerdio and Rimo3 are working together to automate application testing, migration and delivery. You can watch the podcast episode here :

IGEL

Fredrik Brattstig from IGEL has released a blog post in which he discusses how to offload Teams when using on-prem RDS, using the IGEL OS AVD Client. You can read his post here – Are you using Microsoft Remote Desktop Services (RDS)? Ever wanted to use Microsoft Teams Offloaded, but was left out in the “no can do” void. Read how you can get MS Teams optimized in on-prem RDS environments using IGEL OS AVD Client! – VirtualBrat

Community

FromTheRoKToTheCloud: Season 3 Episode 5

The IT Ops Talk recently had Ellen Kirby, who is a Senior Program Manager from Microsoft. Ellen has worked on the Azure Stack HCI Integration with Azure Virtual Desktop so if you want to know more about that then give this a watch! You can see the video here:

Enroll AVD Session Host with Trusted Launch Automated

Sander Rozemuller has written a blog post on how to deploy an AVD Session Host with Trusted Launch, secure boot and vTPM. Sander shows you how to deploy it via the REST API and also with the Az.Avd PowerShell Module also. Check his post out here – Enroll AVD session host with Trusted Launch automated (rozemuller.com)

How to configure RDP properties for a Host Pool – Session behaviour

Jorge Bernhardt has written a blog post in which he shows you how to configure RDP Properties for a host pool using PowerShell, specifically the Az.DesktopVirtualization cmdlets. In his post he gives a quick description of each setting and shows you how to configure them. You can read his post here – How to configure RDP properties for a Host Pool – Session behaviour » Jorge Bernhardt

Liquidware Unplugged: Deploy Liquidware FlexApp One Apps to Microsoft AVD with Nerdio Manager

Liquidware recently hosted a “Liquidware Unplugged” webinar where they had Nerdio’s CEO Vadim, and their EMEA CTO Bas Van Kaam come on and talk about the Liquidware Integration with Nerdio! It’s a super slick solution enabling you to package and deploy applications in a super simple way. You can watch the recording here:

The Attic Episode 9 – Scott Manchester

Jed Ayres, the CEO from IGEL recently interviewed Scott Manchester who gave a fascinating history and insight to Azure Virtual Desktop and Windows 365. It’s definitely worth your time to hear about how Windows 365 & AVD were started! You can watch it here:

Azure Virtual Desktop is moving away from Storage Blob image type

Tom Hickling from Microsoft has announced that Azure Virtual Desktop is moving away from Storage Blob Image Types. Customers should really be using managed disks instead of storage blobs. Check out the announcement here – Azure Virtual Desktop is moving away from Storage Blob image type – Microsoft Tech Community

Microsoft

Windows Desktop Client updated to v1.2.3401 (Insider)

The Remote Desktop Client has been updated to v1.2.3401. This build includes fixes for the narrator, text sizing and improved client logging. You can check out the full release notes here – What’s new in the Windows Desktop client | Microsoft Docs

FSLogix 2201 hotfix 2 released

Microsoft have released FSLogix 2201 Hotfix 2 (2.9.8228.50276). This hotfix includes fixes to Multi-Session VHD Mounting, Cloud Cache meta tracking files, and registry clean up operations. You can check out the full release notes here – Announcing FSLogix 2201 hotfix 2 (2.9.8228.50276) has been released! – Microsoft Tech Community

Azure Virtual Desktop Metadata service is now available in Japan & Australia

Microsoft have announced that the AVD Metadata service is now generally available in Japan and Australia regions. This has been in public preview for a few weeks so its great that it is now GA. You can read more about the announcement here – Announcing general availability of the Azure Virtual Desktop metadata service in Japan & Australia. – Microsoft Tech Community

Scheduled Agent Updates is now GA

Microsoft have announced that Scheduled Agent Updates for Azure Virtual Desktop is now Generally Available!! This feature allows you to set certain time windows when you want your AVD Agents to be updated. This is a really useful feature as sometimes when the agent updates, the hosts are temporarily unavailable or it can cause user disconnects. Check out the full notes here – Azure Virtual Desktop Scheduled Agent Updates | Microsoft Docs

Azure Virtual Desktop is now GA in Azure Government Secret

Azure Virtual Desktop is now officially available in Azure Government Secret. The AVD Service has been awarded Department of Defense Impact Level 6 (IL6) accreditation. You can read more about the announcement here – Azure Virtual Desktop is now generally available in Azure Government Secret – Azure Government (microsoft.com)

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