The latest technology news Week 41/42-2023

Welcome to our weekly roundup of the hottest tech updates in the worlds of Azure, VMware, and other partners. In this series, we’ll be curating a collection of must-read articles, each offering a deep dive into the latest technological advancements, news, and trends within these cutting-edge platforms.


We understand that in today’s fast-paced tech landscape, staying informed is key. That’s why we’re here to make it easy for you. Each week, we’ll handpick the most insightful and informative articles that cover everything from Cloud, virtualization, Infrastructure As Code (IaC), DevOps to End User Computing breakthroughs.

Without further ado, let’s dive into this week’s top tech insights:

Microsoft 365

  • A Deep Dive into OneNote; Your Digital Brain. Learn more
  • Microsoft OneDrive: The Future of File Management is Here. Learn more
  • New release Office Deployment Tool (ODT). Learn more
  • Support for Office 2016 and 2019 clients connecting to Microsoft 365 services has ended. Learn more
  • Microsoft fixes known issue causing Outlook freezes, slow starts. Learn more
  • Add-ins in the new Outlook for Windows. Learn more

Microsoft Azure

  • Conditional Access gap analyzer workbook. Learn more
  • Azure Orphaned Resources Workbook. Learn more
  • Azure Arc Windows/Linux Dashboard. Learn more
  • Optimize your Cloud investment with new Azure Advisor Workbooks. Learn more
  • Azure Monitor Baseline Alerts (AMBA) for Azure landing zone (ALZ) is Generally Available (GA)!. Learn more
  • Azure’s outbound connectivity methods. Learn more
  • Azure Virtual Network Manager in Azure Landing Zones. Learn more
  • How to create a Temporary Access Pass using Logic Apps. Learn more
  • FinOps from an Observability. Learn more
  • Generally available: Zone Redundant Storage for Azure Disks is now available in more regions. Learn more
  • Require multifactor authentication for Microsoft admin portals - Microsoft Entra. Learn more
  • Microsoft Entra Connect released. Learn more
  • Azure Stack HCI Insider - October 2023. Learn more
  • ExpressRoute Traffic Collector is now generally available. Learn more
  • Microsoft Entra ID Beginner’s Tutorial (Azure Active Directory. Learn more
  • Azure security best practices and patterns. Learn more
  • Wired for Hybrid What’s New in Azure Networking September 2023 Edition. Learn more

Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD) / Windows 365 / VMware Horizon / EUC

  • Business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) for Azure/Citrix Virtual Desktop. Learn more
  • W365 Community Weekly Newsletter – 14th of October to 20th of October 2023. Learn more
  • AVD Community Newsletter – 19th October 2023. Learn more
  • Week 42-2023 VMware Enduser Computing Updates. Learn more
  • Week 41-2023 VMware Enduser Computing Updates. Learn more
  • Use Microsoft OneDrive with a RemoteApp in Azure Virtual Desktop (preview). Learn more
  • The Secrets to Better Remote Sessions. Learn more
  • Upgrade to new Teams for Virtualized Desktop Infrastructure (VDI). Learn more
  • AVD - Deep-Insights workbook update. Learn more
  • Windows 365 Azure network connection. Learn more
  • Azure Backup Multi-user authorization using Resource Guard. Learn more
  • Generally Available: Azure Dedicated Host - Resize. Learn more
  • The Windows 365 shared responsibility model. Learn more
  • What’s new in MSIX: October 2023. Learn more


  • Windows passwordless experience and Web Sign-in. Learn more
  • How to enroll Windows devices to Intune - multiple methods. Learn more
  • Intune Newsletter – 20th October 2023. Learn more
  • Intune Newsletter – 13th October 2023. Learn more
  • Windows Store (winget) App Not Supported in Preview in Intune. Learn more
  • Introducing Content Prep PowerShell. Learn more
  • Microsoft Intune Endpoint Privilege Management for Windows 365. Learn more
  • Easily deploy the NEW Teams client as an app in Intune. Learn more
  • How to easily backup your Intune environment using IntuneCD and Azure DevOps Pipeline. Learn more

Infrastructure as Code (IaC) / DevOps

  • Automate Microsoft 365 User Offboarding with PowerShell. Learn more
  • Security Recommendations for DevOps resources - a reference guide. Learn more
  • Getting started with PSResourceGet: The new package manager for PowerShell. Learn more
  • HashiConf 2023: Terraform Roadmap and Commentary Part 1 / 2. Learn more
  • Practical Container Scenarios in Azure - Anthony Nocentino - PSConfEU 2023. Learn more
  • GitHub Learning Pathways: Learn from the best. Learn more
  • HashiCorp Vault: A Handy Commands Cheatsheet. Learn more


  • BDRSuite is all set to showcase its #1 cost-effective backup software at the Channel Futures Leadership Summit 2023 in Miami from October 30 till November 2! Visit Booth 329 for a live demo and expert advice on backup, disaster recovery, ransomware protection, and more.  Learn more


  • vSphere LIVE: Authentication & Identity in VMware vSphere 8. Learn more
  • Support for Virtual Trusted Platform Module (vTPM) on ESXi without vCenter Server? Learn more
  • VMware Tanzu Cloud Native Webinars. Learn more
  • On-Demand hot-extend online Oracle RAC clustered disks using VMware Virtual Volumes (vVols) on Pure Storage X50 AFF – No downtime. Learn more
  • Microsoft is headed to VMware Explore 2023 in Barcelona. Learn more


  • Security review for Microsoft Edge version 118. Learn more
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