Security became important more and more. It is recommend, now the days arrived where the most people work from home and IT is moving to the public cloud, to use a good firewall with less complexity as possible. In case of WVD within the current situation an IT environment can be complex. In this article I will explain how configure an Azure Firewall for WVD automated with premium options, which came in public preview at 16 February 2021. At the end I will show how to deploy an Azure Firewall specially for a WVD environment with all the needed steps automated.
A lot of people in the Microsoft community are using a fancy gadget called LaMetric Time. It is a smart clock which can show time, receiving notifications from a lot of different environments and more. In this blog I will show how to use LaMetric Time to monitor a WVD environment.
Microsoft has provided a list with URL’s which you need for running a Windows Virtual Desktop environment. In this blog post I will explain how to monitor any issues related to the WVD required URL’s. and how to setup the monitoring environment.
Past week (at Monday 11 January) I spoke at he Dutch Windows Virtual Desktop User Group. The subject was automation in a Windows Virtual Desktop combined with the Azure Shared Image Gallery. The session is now available at YouTube.
In this quick blog post I will explain a way how to backup Azure resources and how to restore them with PowerShell, in JSON format, to an Azure Storage Account which is “deployment ready”.
Working remotely has a lot of advantages like less travel time, more focus to work (when the house is not full of kids :)), which contributes to working efficiently. But there are some concerns about security, and rightly so I think. Especially when you are used to ‘see’ what happens on the screen in real life which help at least you think you are in control of your data. In this article I will show how to enable WVD screen protection automated.
Monitoring user environments will help you getting sights what is going on and will help you solving problems. A Windows Virtual Desktop environment isn’t an exception. It is recommended setting up setup a monitoring environment. In this post I will show how to deploy Azure Monitor for WVD fully automatically.
Since Windows Virtual Desktop is generally available a lot of improvements has been done. Think about ARM template deployment, MSIX app attach through the Azure portal and performance improvements in the WVD client and latency improvements at the most of the regions.
Since 16 November 2020 a really nice improvement has been added to the list, Windows Virtual Desktop RDP Short path. In this blogpost I will show you how to enable RDP Shortpath in WVD with some automation tasks.
By default the Azure Key Vault has softdelete enabled with a 90 day retention. This option will protect Key Vault items when deleted by accident. When deleted you are able to restore that item through the portal or PowerShell.
But what if someone has deleted the Key Vault itself with all the items and softdeleted items included. There is no option to restore a Key Vault. In this article I will describe a way how to backup and restore a Key Vault when deleted.
When using the Windows Virtual Desktop for a longer time and created images several times you will noticed you are not able to remove old images directly when a new version has been deployed. Or in case of a MSP when you need to manage more then one image after some time you will lose sight on images and versions. An image overview would be nice to have. In this article I will show how to do some image version control on a WVD environment.