AVD & Desktop Virtualization resources

Introduction: Over the last year I have been collaborating with Microsoft on a number of FREE resources for those who are planning or looking at Azure Virtual Desktop and VMware Horizon Cloud or Citrix Cloud with Azure Virtual Desktop. Not only are these eBooks a great source of information, they can also be used for... Continue Reading →

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MSIX App Attach Resources List

Introduction Microsoft announced the general release of MSIX app attach on the 13th of April 2021. Microsoft's statement "We’re excited to announce that MSIX app attach for Windows Virtual Desktop is now generally available! MSIX app attach in Windows Virtual Desktop builds on top of MSIX and existing Windows Virtual Desktop features to dynamically deliver... Continue Reading →

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A Introduction to MSIX App attach – Ebook

My second book has been released 7th of December 2020 "A Introduction to MSIX app Attach" This book covers the fundamentals of MSIX App attach, administrative procedures, and includes an introduction to the CIMFS file system and performance metrics. The book also covers MSIX App attach in conjunction with VMware App volumes 4 as well... Continue Reading →

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MSIX App Attach – Free Book Promotion Sept 6-10th 2021

Introduction I wrote the introduction to MSIX app attach at the end of last year (2020) to share my thoughts and initial testing completed. The book was also updated with additional content in FEB/March this year. As a give back to the community, I wanted to run a free book promotion so that the community... Continue Reading →

AVD Quick Start Guide on – to Start VM Connect

Introduction This quick step artcle shows you how to configure "Start VM Connect" in Azure Virtual Desktop. Steps The first step is to navigate to your subscription and then click Access control. Once you are in the Access Control blade, select "Add Custom role" You will then see the "Create a custom role" appear. A... Continue Reading →

Windows365 – First look at MimiKatz

Disclaimer : This post documents some of my findings when carrying out my own research and understanding the threat of Credential Grabbing. This was also to provide awareness to the End-user Computing community regarding this issue. Links to tools and some of the specifics around the attack have been deliberately omitted from this article. However,... Continue Reading →

Azure Virtual Desktop Quick Guide to the Getting started Wizard

Introduction In this article we will take a look at deploying a Azure Virtual Desktop environment using the Quick start feature "AVD QuickStart". I will be deploying to an Existing Active Directory in this example. You will need to ensure, that your network and Active Directory Domain Services (ADDS) is configured before starting. Here is... Continue Reading →

A Quick start to Enabling MFA for Windows365

Introduction This is a quick article to show you how to configure MFA with a conditional Access policy for Windows365. Please note that I am using Windows 365 Business and a developer licence from Microsoft. https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/dev-program Steps: These high level steps will guide you through the process of setting up MFA and creating a conditional... Continue Reading →

Windows365 Performance benchmarking

Introduction This article looks at the performance metrics of Windows 365, aka the cloud PC. The desired outcome of these tests was to understand the overall performance metrics, including limitations for a Cloud PC user. Benchmark testing can provide an insight into how applications would behave and perform in a production environment. For example, the... Continue Reading →

Announcing The Desktop Virtualisation Newsletter

Introduction Over the last couple of years, there has been significate investment and change in the Desktop Virtualization Sector. A growing number of great content providers and creators spend their personal time producing content/free material for the wider community to help with technical projects and to help others learn about a specific subjects. The purpose... Continue Reading →

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