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 →

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 →

Configure VMware Workstation 16 for Windows 11

Introduction Windows 11 at the time of writing this post is currently launched as an insider preview. On the announcement of Windows 11, Microsoft did state that there are a number of minimum requirements that need to be met to run Windows 11. In this quick guide, I will show you how to configure a... Continue Reading →

Windows365 – What we know so far

Introduction Microsoft announced the Windows 365 Cloud PC on the 14th of July 2021 at Microsoft Inspire 2021. Windows 365, also known as the cloud PC is a new cloud service that introduces a new world of working and experience using Windows 10/11. Windows365 takes the traditional PC operating system to the cloud. This is... Continue Reading →

MSIX App Attach Meet the Experts Community Event

If you missed the recent "MSIX App Attach" Meet the experts community event hosted with some great speakers. You can watch the on-demand video here: SpeakerSessionStefan GeorgievKeynote – Event IntroductionNeil McLoughlinAn introduction to MSIX app attach using NerdioTom HicklingGetting Started with MSIX app attach in Windows Virtual Desktop.Ryan ManganMSIX app attach community resourcesBram wolfsReal-time MSIX... Continue Reading →

Windows 11 Compatibility Checker

I have created a tool that helps you diagnose any issues you may come across when preparing or migrating/upgrading to Windows 11. This app outputs the key Specs of your device and runs them against the minimum Windows11 requirements. I have also added quick access buttons for TPM Management, System info, launching DirectX Diag and... Continue Reading →

MSIX Log Explorer

Introduction MSIX Log Explorer is a new tool you can use to review both MSIX and MSIX app attach Logs on Windows Virtual Desktop. Building on from the previous version known as "MSIX log Viewer" I have made some significate improvements to the tool to improve the admins experience when working with MSIX and MSIX... Continue Reading →

The pitfalls of using a Type Two Hypervisor for running older Apps with WVD

Introduction Today, there are still many organisations running old/legacy unsupported operating systems. This is because there are still many critical Line of Business (LOB) apps stuck on the XP/Windows 7 or even older. In this post, I will explore some of the challenges associated with older applications and the pitfalls of running these applications on... Continue Reading →

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