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Integrating your GitHub Repo’s with Nerdio

Introduction Nerdio recently released two very very powerful features which integrate together to enable complete automation capability for Windows Virtual Desktop with the click of a few buttons. These two features are Scripted Actions, and GitHub Integration. The GitHub integration capacity enables us to link our existing GitHub repositories which may contain all of your …

Azure Virtual Desktop

Understanding and Utilizing Confidential VMs for Azure Virtual Desktop

Introduction to Confidential VMs in Azure Virtual Desktop The landscape of cloud computing is evolving rapidly, with a strong emphasis on security and privacy. One of the groundbreaking features in this domain is the introduction of Confidential Virtual Machines (VMs) for Azure Virtual Desktop. This technology is designed to enhance the security of data and …

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Do you want to improve the performance of your AVD hosts for no extra cost?

In my day job, I am lucky to get the chance to do a deep dive into many different customers’ Azure Virtual Desktop environments. For those environments which have been around for a while, and even the more recently deployed ones, I always see people deploying v3 VMs instead of the latest generation v5 SKU’s. …

Azure Virtual Desktop

Do I need Premium SSD for my Azure Virtual Desktop Workloads???

With most Azure Virtual Desktop environments I work with, people default to Premium SSD as their default managed disk for their session hosts. Most of the time, this is the correct solution to go for, especially for multi-session workloads. If using single-session workloads, I normally recommend Standard SSD Disks. However, most people are actually unaware, …

WVD

Fair Share CPU Scheduling on Windows 10 Multi-Session

Kasper Johansen recently asked a question on the WVD Community slack channel to see if CP Fair Sharing was supporting on Windows 10 Multi-Session. I wasn’t quite sure so I thought I would do a bit of testing and it doe indeed seem to be supported. What is CPU Fair Share?? So what is CPU …

AZ-140, WVD

AZ-140 Windows Virtual Desktop Speciality Study Guide

This week Microsoft announced the AZ-140 exam which will be released in March. In this page I will include links so help you study to pass this exam!! Microsoft generally builds their exams from the docs pages so I will try and include any links that I find, as well as external links. The description …

Nerdio, WVD

Getting Started with Nerdio – Part 1 – Image Creation

Introduction Hello everyone!! I recently accepted a position with Nerdio to become their UK Field CTO. I was not really looking for a new position but I have followed Nerdio’s journey since they released Nerdio Manager for WVD and I was extremely impressed with the product, the people and the passion that they all have. …

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Configuring Visual Studio Code for WVD

Hey everyone. In this post I am going to show you how to install Visual Studio Code, install the Azure plugin and then connect to our WVD environment and run some basic commands. So let’s get started! Installing Visual Studio Code First of all we need to download Visual Studio Code from here – https://code.visualstudio.com/ …