WVD Weekly Blog post 8th November – 15th November 2020

Hello, and welcome to the 33rd Windows Virtual Desktop weekly blog post!!

First we will give you a community stats update:

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Microsoft meets Community – Windows Virtual Desktop Event XXL Edition!

Christian Brinkhoff has announced the latest Microsoft Meets Community event! This will be held on the 11th December 2020 and as per usual has a great line up of speakers. You can sign up to the event at https://aka.ms/wvdevent2020

Welsh Azure User Group November Meetup

The Welsh Azure User Group had their November meetup. In this months meetup they had a couple of folks from Admiral, an insurance company based in the UK. They described their journey to WVD as part of the COVID19 Pandemic. It was really interesting to hear how they managed to leverage WVD so quickly. You can watch the session here:

A Introduction to MSIX App Attach

MSIX App Attach is very quickly going to be very very hot due to the imminent release of the allocation of apps via the portal. Ryan Mangan has written a book which is due to be released on the 7th December. This book will be a must read for anybody who is working with WVD. You can pre-order the book here – https://t.co/AfOrXvdFVu?amp=1 I already have my order in!

First steps… Getting started with Nerdio Manager for WVD – COMMUNITY EDITION

Bas van Kaam has scheduled an event on the 1st December where he will show you how to get started with the Nerdio community edition. During the event he will show you how to setup and configure Nerdio. You can sign up for the event here – https://www.meetup.com/en-AU/Nerdio-Tech-Insider/events/274549551/

The Evolution of End User Computing with NetApp

Tech Field Day have released a YouTube video of their session that they did with Chuck Foley and Mike Walsh from NetApp. As part of the session they discussed the challenges of VDI at enterprise scale and presented the NetApp VDS Solution. You can check out the video here:

Learn how to deploy the Remote Desktop (MSRDC) WVD client as Intune Win32 app – via Microsoft Endpoint Manager (MEM) to your physical clients

Christian Brinkhoff has written a blog post in which he goes through the step by step process of deploying the WVD Client onto physical clients via Microsoft Endpoint Manager. As you would expect from Christiaan its a really detailed step by step guide. You can view it here – https://christiaanbrinkhoff.com/2020/11/12/learn-how-to-deploy-the-remote-desktop-msrdc-wvd-client-as-intune-win32-app-via-microsoft-endpoint-manager-mem-to-your-physical-clients/

Enrol Windows Virtual Desktop to Intune

Mr T-Bone aka Torbjorn Granheden has been busy blogging again, this time he has written a post on how to enable your WVD Desktops for Intune. If you want to use Intune to manage your WVD Desktops then check it out. You can view the posts here – http://www.tbone.se/2020/11/13/enroll-windows-virtual-desktop-to-intune/

Auto MDM Intune Enrollment - Multi-Session Intune Hybrid Azure AD support

Open Remote App from a started WVD session

Our very own Patrick Kohler has shared a blog post in which he details how to open a RemoteApp from which a WVD Session. Those people used to a Citrix world will know that this is common practice within Citrix, but not so much in the WVD world. Patrick shows you how to achieve something similar in WVD. You can view the post here – https://wvdlogix.net/remoteapp-from-wvdsession

Learning Terraform > WVD-as-a-Module

Dean Lawrence has written this 3rd blog post in the series of the posts in which he covers using Terraform to build out WVD Environments. In this post he explores what a module is and how to use and deploy it. I won’t spoil the fun – you can read more on his post here – https://virtuallyflatfeet.wordpress.com/2020/11/14/learning-terraform-modules/

Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) Azure Monitor Workbook

Billy York has written a blog post on his WVD Azure Monitor workbook which he has shared. In the blogpost he details what is monitored, a link to his GitHub site containing the scripts and lots more info. You can view the post here – https://www.cloudsma.com/2020/11/wvd-azure-monitor-workbook/

WVD Azure Monitor Workbook

Shadow Session in ControlUp

Trentent Tye has shared a post that he wrote on the ControlUp website on how to perform session shadowing using ControlUp. You can view the post here – https://www.controlup.com/shadow-session-in-controlup/

Liquidware FlexApp with Microsoft WVD Entitlements

Chris Twiest has written a blog post on the advantages of using Liquidware FlexApp with Microsoft WVD. In the post he gives a very high level overview on the advantages of using FlexApp, how to use it in Azure and using MSIX and FlexApp. You can view the post here – https://workspace-guru.com/2020/11/09/liquidware-flexapp-with-microsoft-wvd-entitlements/

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WVDAdmin updated to

Marcel Meurer has shared his latest update to his amazing WVDAdmin tool. In this update he has added a feature to show the health check information of an unhealthy host. You can download his tool from here – https://t.co/kRBilSCnqr?amp=1

Microsoft WVD Certification survey

Microsoft are in the process of sharping an official certification for Windows Virtual Desktop, and they need your help! They have released a set a survey on what exam content may be relevant. The survey is open for anybody to fill in and you can view it here – https://microsoftlearning.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9Zk0v3iPC1ZIVA9

Windows Desktop Client updated to v1.2.1520

Microsoft have updated the WVD Client to v1.2.1520 in the Insiders ring. There are 2 changes, a list view for remote apps and changes to the icon which appears when an update for the client is available. You can view more information here – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows-server/remote/remote-desktop-services/clients/windowsdesktop-whatsnew

What’s new in Windows Virtual Desktop

Microsoft have updated their What’s new in Windows Virtual Desktop post which they update on a monthly basis. For the October update they have described their updates for:

  • New Clusters have been deployed
  • Updates to the WVD Azure portal experience
  • New Client updates:

The updates can be viewed here – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-desktop/whats-new#october-2020

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