The latest technology news week 28-31 2023

After a great holiday an overview of the latest weekly technology news from Microsoft, VMware, and other partners with a focus on End User Computing (EUC).


Microsoft Azure

  • Hot patching is now available for Windows Server VMs on Azure with Desktop Experience! Link
  • Windows Server end-of-support (EOS): Upgrade seamlessly with Azure Migrate (Public preview). Link
  • Cost optimization workbook available on Advisor. Link
  • MS Defender for Endpoint (MDE) Onboarding Method Overview. Link
  • Azure Migrate Execution Guide. Link
  • Readying your landing zone for migration. Link
  • Getting to Green with Azure Policy, by Sven Aelterman (Nashville MS Azure Users Group, July 2023). Link

Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD)

  • Announcing the General Availability of Private Link for Azure Virtual Desktop. Link
  • Announcing Public Preview of Personal Desktop Autoscale on Azure Virtual Desktop. Link
  • Announcement: General Availability of Watermarking Support in Azure Virtual Desktop. Link
  • Announcing General Availability of Confidential VMs in Azure Virtual Desktop. Link
  • AVD Client 1.2.4487 update. Link
  • Azure Virtual Desktop | Automated scaling, imaging & monitoring. Link
  • Microsoft’s Zero Trust guidance for Azure Virtual Desktop deployments now includes guidance for private endpoints! Link
  • Design Decision: The Economics of Delivering Citrix DaaS in Azure on AMD Compute. Link
  • AVD Tech Fest 2023, 14 September Edinburgh. Link

Windows 365

  • What’s new in Windows 365 Enterprise? Link


  • The Windows IT Pro news is available to follow on LinkedIn. Link
  • Windows client roadmap update: July 2023. Link
  • TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1 soon to be disabled in Windows. Link
  • Administrative Templates (.admx) for Windows 11 2022 Update (22H2) - v3.0. Link


  • What’s new in Microsoft Intune 2307 (July) edition? Link
  • IntuneMaps, A Microsoft Intune click-friendly Infographic created for the Windows Platform. Link


  • Empowering Disaster Recovery for Azure VMs with Azure Site Recovery and Terraform. Link
  • Empowering AI: Building and Deploying Azure AI Landing Zones with Terraform. Link
  • Automate Your PowerShell Scripts from a Pipeline - April Edwards - PSConfEU 2023. Link


  • vSphere Virtual TPM (vTPM) Questions & Answers. Link
  • What is vSphere Diagnostic Tool and how to use it? Link
  • VMware Horizon 2212.1. Link
  • VMware Horizon 2111.2 ESB. Link.
  • VMware Horizon Server contains a HTTP request smuggling vulnerability. VMware has evaluated the severity of this issue to be in the Moderate severity range with a maximum CVSSv3 base score of 5.3. Link
  • VMware vSphere 8 Performance Is in the “Goldilocks Zone” for AI/ML Training whitepaper. Link


  • Microsoft Edge for Business FAQ. Link
  • Creating cool, glowing architecture diagrams? Link
  • Dynamically install Chocolatey packages with AASC and Azure Artifacts. Link
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