Micha Wets

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Windows Virtual Desktop Workshop December update

Windows Virtual Desktop Workshop December update

Micha Wets

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At the beginning of December, Bart Roels and I hosted a one-day workshop update on our Technical Deep Dive about the Windows Virtual Desktop Spring 2020 edition for all West-Europe partners from Microsoft. We started the day with a Presentation about all the changes and upcoming features for WVD. In the afternoon, we hosted the updated Hands-on Labs.

Presentation content

During the presentation, we touched & demo-ed this topics:

  • MSIX app attach using the Azure Portal (detailed explanation)
  • Azure Image Builder
  • Start VM on Connect
  • Microsoft Endpoint Manager
  • HTML5 microphone redirection
  • Azure Monitor for WVD (WVD insights)
  • Screen capture protection
  • RDS Shortpath
  • other updates

Hands-on labs updates

These were the updates in the labs:

  • Updated PreRequisite Tasks: DNS, Powershell core, Azure NetApp
  • How to Connect: add multiple accounts to the WVD Client
  • Create a custom image using Azure Image Builder
  • Use an external image (build by myself)
  • Updated the creation of WVD using the Azure portal & ARM Template
  • Updated the configuration of WVD using the Azure portal & Powershell cmdlets
  • Create and use Azure NetApp files as the File Service for FSLogix

The idea

Bart and I made the decision to make the entire Workshop available online (again 😊), to everybody and to make it open-source!
This way, you can do it yourself, at your own pace, at the office with your co-workers.
But more importantly, you can also contribute! You can make changes, add topics or idea's so I (or the community) can make those manuals.

The workshop

You can find the entire workshop, with slides, video, links, tasks, everything, right over here:
As you can see, Bart made an aka.ms shortlink, to make it even more easy for you to find it.

The source code

The page is a generated GitHub Page, and you can find the sourcecode here: github.com/michawets/CA-Microsoft-WVD_ARM-Workshop

If you have great idea's, things you want to add, change, anything, let me know.
Create a fork, do your changes and create a Pull Request. This way, you help to make this workshop better for all.


We hope this helps! Please leave a comment below if you have questions or remarks.

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I started as a junior System Engineer in 2005, but over the years, I acquired more knowledge & skills as a DevOps engineer and have in depth knowledge of private, hybrid and public clouds.
I founded my company to use this experience & knowledge to assist companies with their current & new projects.
In December 2018, I became Microsoft MVP on Windows Virtual Desktop