Books and Publications

This page provides details on all the books and publications I have written. For more information on each book see the provided links under each section.

Mastering Azure Virtual Desktop

Azure Virtual Desktop is a cloud desktop virtualization platform that securely delivers virtual desktops and remote apps. The Mastering Azure Virtual Desktop book will guide you through designing, implementing, configuring, and maintaining an Azure Virtual Desktop environment effectively. This book can also be used as an exam preparation guide to help you sit the Microsoft AZ-140 exam.

You’ll start with an introduction to the essentials of Azure Virtual Desktop. Next, you’ll get to grips with planning an Azure Virtual Desktop architecture before learning how to implement an Azure Virtual Desktop environment. Moving ahead, you’ll learn how to manage and control access as well as configure security controls on your Azure Virtual Desktop environment. As you progress, you will understand how to manage user environments as well as configure MSIX app attach and other Azure Virtual Desktop features to enhance the user experience. Finally, you will discover how to monitor and maintain an Azure Virtual Desktop environment to help you support your users and diagnose issues when they occur.

By the end of this Microsoft Azure book, you will have covered all the essential topics you need to know to design and manage AVD and prepare for the AZ-140 exam.

The Website for the book: www.packtpub.com

You can also find the book on Amazon: See Link here

A Introduction to MSIX app attach

This book has been written to assist with the launch of MSIX app attach for Azure Virtual Desktop formally known as Windows Virtual Desktop. The following is covered in this book:

Learn how to plan, configure, deploy and maintain MSIX App Attach. Read this e-book to:

  1. Plan for a successful deployment of MSIX App Attach with technical configurations and steps to get started.
  2. Explore the benefits of MSIX App Attach including packaging and preparing apps for MSIX App attach
  3. Testing MSIX images ready for users to use.
  4. Create, Manage and Configure Certificates.
  5. Gain insight into performance metrics of MSIX app attach and the difference between MSIX images.
  6. A introduction into VMware App Volumes 4 including the use of MSIX app attach.
  7. Get troubleshooting tips and best practices on MSIX App Attach.
  8. Troubleshoot CimFS MSIX Images

You can find this book on Amazon: see link here

Quickstart Guide to Azure Virtual Desktop

This publication was written to help customers and IT pros with getting started with Azure Virtual Desktop. In this book, you will learn how to set up secure, remote work experiences from anywhere in minutes using Azure Virtual Desktop. Plan, deploy and optimise your virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) to deliver Windows 10 desktops on any device – and reduce infrastructure costs.  

This book covers the following sections:

  • Plan for a successful deployment with updated features and guidance, including technical configurations and steps to get started.
  • Set up and optimise your virtual desktops in the Azure portal with just a few clicks. 
  • Explore the unique benefits of Azure Virtual Desktop, including cost-saving pricing options and advanced security and compliance features.
  • Get best practices, recommendations and troubleshooting tips.

The Website for the book: www.azure.microsoft.com/resources

You can also download a copy here

Azure Virtual Desktop Handbook: Application Management

This book helps you discover how to modernise application delivery and simplify IT management in the Azure Virtual Desktop Handbook: Application Management. In this free handbook, learn how to streamline app management in Azure Virtual Desktop (formerly Windows Virtual Desktop) through a new application layering solution called MSIX app attach.

 

Download this handbook to:

  • Learn about app management fundamentals and technologies, including MSIX, MSIX app attach and MSIX packages.
  • Get technical, step-by-step guidance on how to centralise app delivery and management.
  • Explore best practices and troubleshooting tips to optimise your app management.

The Website for the book: www.azure.microsoft.com/resources

You can also download a copy here

Azure Virtual Desktop Handbook: Disaster Recovery

This book discusses disaster recovery strategies for your Azure Virtual Desktop Environment.

In this book, you will get step-by-step guidance to create a disaster recovery strategy for your Azure Virtual Desktop environment to keep users connected during an outage.

  • Learn how to enable business continuity with tools such as Azure Site Recovery, FSlogix, Azure NetApp Files and Cloud Cache.
  • Find recommendations for testing and optimising your disaster recovery implementation.

The Website for the book: www.azure.microsoft.com/resources

You can also download a copy here

Migration Guide: Citrix Cloud with Azure Virtual Desktop

In this book, you will Learn how to get more value from your existing Citrix investments by modernizing your virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) with Azure Virtual Desktop—previously called Windows Virtual Desktop. Use this guide to learn about migrating your Citrix on-premises virtual desktop and app environment to Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops for Azure.

 

In this book you will find out how to:

  • Plan a successful move with migration prerequisites and insights for using Citrix and Azure Virtual Desktop solutions together. 
  • Unify management and support more users across your hybrid environment by quickly deploying and scaling virtual desktops.
  • Deliver secure, productive remote work experiences virtually anywhere using Azure Virtual Desktop and Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops for Azure. 
  • Optimize your VDI with best practices and familiar tools like Windows 10 Enterprise multisession, integrated security features, and Citrix App Layering.

The Website for the book: www.azure.microsoft.com/resources

You can also download a copy here

Migration guide: VMware Horizon Cloud and Azure Virtual Desktop

This book goes into detail on how you can get more value from your existing VMware investments by modernising your virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) with Azure Virtual Desktop – formerly called Windows Virtual Desktop. Learn to simplify the delivery of your VMware-hosted virtual desktops and apps by using VMware Horizon Cloud Service on Microsoft Azure.

 

In this book, you find out how to: 

  • Deliver highly secure remote work solutions to your organisation from virtually anywhere, with a familiar Windows 10 experience. 
  • Plan for implementation with prerequisites and steps to use Horizon Cloud on Azure. 
  • Apply best practices to quickly deploy, test and scale your app and desktop virtualisation on Azure. 
  • Optimise your environment after deployment with tools such as Azure Advisor and VMware App Volumes.

The Website for the book: www.azure.microsoft.com/resources

You can also download a copy here

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