Understanding Load balancing – Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD)

Introduction Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) offers two flavours of Load balancing known as Breadth-First and Depth-First. In this article I cover both methods. Please note that load balancing is assigned and configured per Host pool, If you operate multiple host pools, you would need to deploy the load balancing configuration to each host pool required.... Continue Reading →

Parallels RAS V17.1 – Provisioning Virtual Desktops in Microsoft Azure

Introduction: In the latest release of Parallels RAS (17.1), a new feature has been introduced allowing you to provision and deploy Virtual Desktops and RD Session hosts within Azure direct from the Parallels RAS Console. This new feature creates an opportunity for customers wanting to branch out to Cloud Virtual Desktops whilst maintaining a on-premises... Continue Reading →

Windows Virtual Desktop – GPU Setup and Testing

Introduction One key benefit of Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) is the ability to spin up Windows 10 instances with Graphics Cards (GPU's) on the fly. Where as traditionally it would take significantly longer to deliver GPU graphics to on-premises VDI solutions, due to procurement, logistics and implementation. You can find out more about the different... Continue Reading →

A Deep Dive In to Windows Virtual Desktop – Reverse Connect

Introduction One of the core differences between traditional Remote Desktop Services and Windows Virtual Desktop is they way clients connect to (RD/WVD) resources. Microsoft have introduced a new mechanism within Windows Virtual Desktop called Reverse Connect. Traditional Remote Desktop Services (RDS) connectivity: Clients would typically connect to a RD Gateway for external access to RDS... Continue Reading →

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