Azure Virtual Desktop

Azure – How to remotely connect to Azure virtual machines

When running workloads on cloud services ones of the challenges is to manage them in a secure way; this especially true when you have to manage virtual machines. Accessing and managing virtual machines in an on-premises environment is usually done either using Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) for Windows machines or Secure Shell (SSH) for Linux …

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Intune – You can now define user configuration settings on AVD using Intune

As you may be already aware you have been able to manage Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD) virtual machines using Intune for some time now. Well, you were able to only manage devices settings with Intune. Good news, you can now also manage user settings with Intune on AVD. What user settings can you manage with …

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Azure Virtual Desktop / Teams – Support for multi-window and background effects is now available

If you use Teams on Windows/Mac you already know that you can pop-out chat, meetings or document into a separate window, as well as the capability to use a background image. If you are using Azure Virtual Desktop (aka AVD, aka Windows Virtual Desktop, aka WVD) you may also already know that Microsoft has been …

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Azure Virtual Desktop/Intune – You can now auto-configure the AVD Remote Desktop Client

As you know, Azure Virtual Desktop (aka AVD, aka Windows Virtual Desktop) is the Microsoft solution to securely provide virtualized remote desktop virtualized on Azure. To connect to an AVD session you need to use the remote desktop client (available here https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-desktop/user-documentation/connect-windows-7-10/?WT.mc_id=M365-MVP-7836) and then get your end-users to subscribe to a workspace. Well, good news …

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Azure Virtual Desktop – You can now use Azure Active Directory

As you know if you are deploying and managing Azure Virtual Desktop (aka AVD, aka Windows Virtual Desktop, aka WVD) you have (had) the requirement to use either an Active Directory Domain Service (AD DS) or Azure Active Directory Domain Service to join your virtual machine (AAD DS). Well, good news, this requirement is no …

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Azure Virtual Desktop – Multimedia redirection is now available in preview

If you are using Windows Virtual Desktop (aka WVD, aka Azure Virtual Desktop, aka AVD) you may have a need to provide multimedia redirection to your users, allowing the use of the local client capabilities to play multimedia content instead of running it on the WVD session. Well, good new, you can now have multimedia …

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Windows 11 – Windows 11 is now available in preview in Azure Virtual Desktop and Azure Virtual Machine

By now, you may already know that a new Windows version – Windows 11 – is coming by the end of this year. You may already know that you can deliver Windows 10 experience on the cloud using Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD – now known as Azure Virtual Desktop, AVD) and Azure Virtual Machine. Well, …

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Azure Virtual Desktop – Ensure you are using a recent remote desktop client before July 27th 2021

If you are using Windows Virtual Desktop (aka WVD, aka Azure Virtual Desktop, aka AVD) you know you need to use a specific remote desktop client. The AVD Remote Desktop client is being updated frequently to introduce new capabilities and fixes. Well, starting July 27th 2021, Microsoft is enforcing a minimum remote desktop client. You …

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Azure – Azure Migrate now helps you to migrate your Virtual Desktop Infrastructure to Windows Virtual Desktop

By now you should already know Azure Migrate, the migration toolkit helping you to migrate your on-premises infrastructure to Azure. Well, Azure Migrate is now able to help you assess your Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) to Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) on Azure using the Lakeside tool. Lakeside will help you assess your VDI (Windows Remote …

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SCCM – Enable Windows Multi Session support

Following the release of the latest version of System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) Current Branch, 1910, also known now as Endpoint Configuration Manager (ECM) Current Branch 1910 (see https://t.co/ac1nnORrrN), you can enable support for Windows 10 Multi Session (aka Windows Virtual Desktop) by enabling the setting in the SCCM Client Settings\Client Policy This will allow …

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