Episode 328 - Windows Virtual Desktop

by Sujit D'Mello May 4, 2020

Shane Curtis, an Endpoint Consultant with Planet Technologies, share his deep insights into the Windows Virtual Desktop service which has grown in popularity due to the demand for work-from-home options.

 

Media file: https://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode328.mp3

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Resources:

WVD Experience Estimator:  http://aka.ms/wvd/ExperienceEstimator
Get started with WVD:  http://aka.ms/wvdgetstarted
Microsoft videos to learn more about WVD:  http://aka.ms/wvdplaylist
FSLogix information:  http://aka.ms/fslogix
MSIX information:  https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/msix/overview
WVD Roadmap info:  http://aka.ms/wvdroadmap
Windows 10 Enterprise multi-session FAQ:  https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-desktop/windows-10-multisession-faq

 

Other updates:

Run Linux and Windows workloads side-by-side in a single cluster with GA AKS support for Windows Server containers.

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/managed-identity-support-in-aks-is-now-available/


Maintenance control for platform updates now generally available
Updated: April 28, 2020
The maintenance control feature for Azure Virtual Machines platform updates is now generally available for Azure Dedicated Hosts and isolated virtual machines (VMs). This feature gives you more control over platform maintenance when dealing with highly sensitive workloads. Use this feature to control all host updates, including rebootless updates, within a 35-day window.

From <https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/maintenance-control-for-platform-updates-now-generally-available/>
 
 

Microsoft Services is now a Kubernetes Certified Service Provider
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/microsoft-services-is-now-a-kubernetes-certified-service-provider/

DCsv2-series VM now generally available from Azure confidential computing
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/dcsv2series-vm-now-generally-available-from-azure-confidential-computing/

Announcing the general availability of Windows Server containers and private clusters for Azure Kubernetes Service
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-the-general-availability-of-windows-server-containers-and-private-clusters-for-azure-kubernetes-service/

Accelerating Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) compliance on Azure
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/accelerating-cybersecurity-maturity-model-certification-cmmc-compliance-on-azure/

Azure + Red Hat: Expanding hybrid management and data services for easier innovation anywhere
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/azure-red-hat-expanding-hybrid-management-and-data-services-for-easier-innovation-anywhere/

 

Azure Advisor integration with AKS now generally available
By analyzing your AKS configuration and usage telemetry, Azure Advisor can recommend solutions that help improve the performance, high availability, and security of your AKS cluster.

Azure Private Link for AKS is now generally available
Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) Private Link is now generally available. Use it to isolate your Kubernetes API server within your Azure virtual network, enabling fully private communication with the managed Kubernetes control plane hosted by AKS.

Managed identity support in AKS is now available
With managed identities, there’s no need to manage your own service principals or rotate credentials often.
Azure Data Explorer—One-click ingestion support is now available
Ingest data from storage (blob file), a local file, or a container (up to 10,000 blobs), and define an event grid on a container for continuous ingestion, using the Azure Data Explorer Web UI. The data can be ingested into either an existing or new table in JSON, CSV, or other formats. Get suggestions for a structure for a new table and table mapping based on the data source by using one-click ingestion. It can also provide an intuitive platform to adjust table mapping and the table structure of an existing or new table. One-click ingestion will ingest the data into the table within only a few minutes.

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/dynamic-compliance-packages-ga/
Azure Security Center—Dynamic compliance packages now generally available

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