The latest technology news Week 46-2023

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

  • Stop hackers from stealing your Microsoft 365 user’s passwords. Learn more
  • Microsoft Office 2024 confirmed: won’t require a subscription. Learn more
  • Support for Office 2016 and 2019 clients connecting to Microsoft 365 services has ended. Learn more
  • Entra.News #19: Your weekly dose of Microsoft Entra. Learn more
  • Blocking user consent to Entra ID enterprise apps. Learn more
  • Microsoft Entra Private Access: secure access to internal resources and cloud services without VPN. Learn more
  • Introducing AD FS Application Migration: Your Path to Simplicity and Security. Learn more

Microsoft Azure

  • Microsoft Ignite 2003 Book of News. Learn more
  • Automated download needs of Ignite 2023 content for offline viewing. Learn more
  • Azure Well-Architected Review Assessment Updates. Learn more
  • What’s new in the Azure Well-Architected Framework. Learn more
  • Announcing the general availability of Azure Boost. Learn more
  • John Savill’s Azure Infrastructure Update - 17th November 2023 - IGNITE EDITION. Learn more
  • Accelerate edge deployments with cloud-managed infrastructure and Azure Stack HCI version 23H2. Learn more
  • Microsoft Learn Cloud Skills Challenges. Learn more
  • Azure Command-line Tools Ignite 2023 Announcement. Learn more
  • Security Adoption Framework Resources. Learn more
  • Revolutionize Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery with Azure Business Continuity Center. Learn more
  • Azure Naming Tool Version 3.2.0 Released. Learn more
  • Azure Review Checklists. Learn more
  • Default outbound access in Azure. Learn more
  • Public preview: Private subnet. Learn more
  • Bring Azure to your System Center environment: Announcing GA of SCVMM enabled by Azure Arc. Learn more
  • Deepening Well-Architected guidance for workloads hosted on Azure. Learn more
  • Azure MMA Agent Bulk Removal. Learn more

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

  • What’s new in Windows 365 Enterprise? Learn more
  • What’s new in Azure Virtual Desktop? Learn more
  • Higher configuration offerings available in Windows 365. Learn more
  • Windows Mechanics. What is the Windows App? + GPU support coming to Windows 365. Learn more
  • What is Windows App? Learn more
  • Microsoft Azure and hibernated Virtual Machines and Azure Virtual Desktop Hibernation. Learn more
  • Azure Academy Azure VM Hibernate. Learn more
  • Host pool provisioning now supported in Azure Virtual Desktop for Azure Stack HCI preview. Learn more
  • Microsoft Azure Virtual Desktop Academy. Learn more
  • VMware EUC Newsletter - Week 46. Learn more
  • End-User Computing Performance Impact Analysis. Learn more
  • AVD Community Newsletter – 16th November 2023. Learn more

Microsoft 365 Defender

  • XDR in an era of end-user-to-cloud cyberattacks and securing the use of AI. Learn more


  • Introducing Microsoft Intune Enterprise App Management. Learn more
  • Intune macOS Configuration profiles. Learn more
  • Microsoft Cloud PKI launches as a new addition to the Microsoft Intune Suite. Learn more
  • Microsoft Intune Application Deployment Best Practices. Learn more
  • Microsoft Technical Takeoff. Learn more
  • The IntuneCLI for automated Intune management. Learn more
  • Declarative Device Management Software Update deployment with macOS and Intune (it worked!!). Learn more
  • Blocking desktop apps with M365 E5. Learn more
  • Intune Newsletter – 17th November 2023. Learn more

Infrastructure as Code (IaC) / DevOps

  • CI / CD Deployment of Conditional Access Policies for a Zero Trust Architecture Framework using Terraform and GitHub Actions. Learn more
  • Security best practices for authors of GitHub Actions. Learn more
  • Unleashing the ‘Code Ninja’ on Terraform: AzureAD Conditional Access Policy Takedown! Learn more
  • Terraform On A Dime: Building Azure Infrastructure on a Shoestring Budget with Mark Tinderholt. Learn more
  • Checking prices for azure VMs with PowerShell. Learn more
  • Enhance Azure SQL post-deployments privately with Bicep. Learn more
  • Get Started with Git. Learn more
  • (Part-1) Leverage Bicep: Standard model to Automate Azure IaaS deployment. Learn more
  • PowerShell:- Keeping my session alive with keyboard strokes. Learn more
  • Build a Windows Server 2022 template with Packer on Proxmox. Learn more
  • CAF Terraform - Course Launch. Learn more
  • Join the Azure Terraformer Discord Community! Learn more



  • vExpert 2024: Application Support & Program Resources. Learn more
  • Bringing our Apps Everywhere vision to life with VMware App Volumes. Learn more
  • Update NVIDIA vGPU Driver on an ESXi Host. Learn more
  • VMware Hybrid Cloud options
  • Performance Impact with VMware Workstation on Windows 11 with Intel Hybrid CPUs. Learn more
  • VMware EXPLORE 2023 Barcelona News. Learn more


  • Windows 11 KB5032190 update enables Moment 4 features for everyone. Learn more
  • Windows Server Insiders community. Learn more


  • Microsoft fixes critical Azure CLI flaw that leaked credentials in logs. Learn more
  • Azure & AI Lowlands ‘24 ticket available. Learn more
  • New Group Policy settings in Windows 11 23H2. Learn more
  • What’s New in Windows Server v.Next. Learn more
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