Results From Benchmark Tests Completed on AVD and Cloud PC Virtual Machines

Introduction Over the last couple of weeks, I have been testing the performance differences of Azure Virtual Machines and Windows 365 based on a set of specific criteria. This included CPU architecture, Physical hardware as in PC Virtual Machine, Microsoft Azure, Windows 365 and operating system types including Windows10, Windows11 and Server 2022. I also... Continue Reading →

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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