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How to image a Confidential Golden Master VM and deploy confidential Session Hosts for Azure Virtual Desktop

Azure confidential VMs offer strong security and confidentiality for customers by isolating data. That can also make sene for Azure Virtual Desktop. One of my favorite deployment methods is the...

How to image a Golden Master VM based on a plan to a compute gallery definition

The Azure Marketplace offers many preconfigured VMs, which are preconfigured images from a third-party vendor used to deploy a VM. One popular offering is “CIS Hardened Image Level 1 on...

Imaging, Rollout and Manage Azure Virtual Desktop on Azure Stack HCI with Hydra

Manage Azure Virtual Desktop on Azure Stack HCI with Hydra

Microsoft Azure and hibernated Virtual Machines and Azure Virtual Desktop Hibernation

Microsoft introduced a new feature for Virtual Machines: Hibernation (link to MS post). That is awesome and allows totally new scenarios, not even for Azure Virtual Desktop. But used with...

Install the New Teams Client on Azure Virtual Desktop (preview) - AVD

Microsoft made the New Teams client available for VDIs (preview)

How to get the Client IP Address in Azure Virtual Desktop

While migrating Virtual Desktop Environments to AVD, I got another challenge from the past: Sometimes, companies use the client IP address to identify the user’s location to map a specific...

OneDrive Clean-Up for Azure Virtual Desktop

Running OneDrive with Azure Virtual Desktop is a common scenario and enables users to work in a modern way with Teams and SharePoint. If FSLogix is used, there is a...

Debugging Azure Virtual Desktop errors/issues/network latency and bandwidth with an interactive Workbook

Correctly configured, Azure Virtual Desktop sends diagnostic data to a log analytics workspace (Azure Monitor). There are several logs containing data about the events in the backend:

Updating a Golden Master VM from Windows 10 multi-user to Windows 11 multi-user

The Golden-Master approach is a common way to deploy applications and desktops as session hosts in Azure Virtual Desktop. The approach is very simple, and the rollout of new session...

Updating or cloning a Azure VM with standard security to trusted launch with secure boot and vTPM

Note: If your source VM is based on the VM generation V1, follow this post to convert your VM: Creating a Windows Azure VM Generation V2 from a V2 VM....

Creating a Windows Azure VM Generation V2 from a V1 VM

Microsoft has provided different VM sizes over the last years and also introduced the VM Generation V2 at the end of 2019. V2 VMs are different from V1 VMs and...