The latest technology news Week 44-2023

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

  • Entra.News #17: Your weekly dose of Microsoft Entra. Learn more
  • Step-by-Step Guide to Identify Inactive Users by using Microsoft Entra ID Governance Access Reviews. Learn more
  • I Stole a Microsoft 365 Account. Here’s How. Learn more
  • Updated Requirements for SMTP Relay through Exchange Online. Learn more

Microsoft Azure

  • TLS 1.2 to become the minimum TLS version for Azure Storage. Learn more
  • Microsoft Applied Skills overview. Learn more and Learn more
  • New ramp guide available to skill up on Azure networking. Learn more
  • Deploy Azure Bastion - Developer SKU (Preview). Learn more
  • Cloud Skills Challenge - 30 Days to Learn It. Learn more
  • Azure Naming Tool  v3.1.1 released. Learn more
  • Monitor your Azure Landing Zone with Baseline Alerts. Learn more

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

  • Azure Virtual Desktop service architecture and resilience. Learn more
  • Week 44-2023 VMware Enduser Computing Updates. Learn more
  • Announcing the new Azure Virtual Desktop Web Client User Interface. Learn more
  • Learn module about the Azure Virtual Desktop Architecture. Learn more
  • Using VM applications and Azure Policy to deploy applications. Learn more
  • Windows 365 at the Microsoft Technical Takeoff. Learn more
  • AVD Community Newsletter – 2nd November 2023. Learn more
  • Windows 365 and VMware App Volumes Delivers Instant Apps to Cloud PCs. Learn more
  • Higher configuration offerings available in Windows 365. Learn more
  • Windows 365 hands-on episode 1: Configuring Provisioning Policy. Learn more
  • How to get the Client IP Address in Azure Virtual Desktop. Learn more
  • Teams offline installers available. Learn more
  • Use cases for Azure Virtual Desktop Insights. Learn more


  • Endpoint Management Weekly – Week of October 30, 2023. Learn more
  • Intune Newsletter – 3rd November 2023. Learn more
  • Map network drives on cloud-managed Windows devices. Learn more
  • Update Intune filters with Windows 11 23H2 build automated. Learn more

Infrastructure as Code (IaC) / DevOps

  • GitHub Universe Cloud Skills Challenge. Learn more
  • Exploring an Automated Testing Strategy for Infrastructure as Code. Learn more
  • Enhancing the User Experience for Custom Deployments on Azure Portal. Learn more
  • Schedule and Run PowerShell Scripts for Azure VMs using Azure Automation. Learn more
  • Azure private networking for GitHub-hosted runners – Public Beta. Learn more
  • Terraform + Ansible on the Azure Terraform Community Call for 11/2023. Learn more
  • M365DSC: Conditional Access Monitoring Automation. Learn more
  • PowerShell Prowess: The 3 commands you need to know. Learn more
  • Awesome Terraform collection. Learn more



  • Performance Best Practices for VMware vSphere 8.0 Update 2. Learn more
  • VMware Explore 2023 Barcelona – Parties and Gatherings. Learn more
  • Upgrading VM Tools Package on Lifecycle Manager Clusters in vSphere 8. Learn more


  • What’s new for IT pros in Windows 11, version 23H2. Learn more
  • Latest Administrative Template files (ADMX/ADML) and Office Customization Tool for Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise, Office 2019, and Office 2016. Learn more


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