The latest technology news Week 51-2023

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 / AD

  • Active Directory Security Checklist. Link

Microsoft Azure

  • Azure Infrastructure Update - 22nd of December 2023. Link
  • Azure Firewall’s Auto Learn SNAT Routes: A Guide to Dynamic Routing and SNAT Configuration. Link
  • Generally available: Crash Consistent VM Restore points. Link

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

  • The Concept of Windows 365 Boot. Link
  • Weekly Newsletter – 16th of December to 22nd of December 2023. Link
  • Week 51-2023 VMware Enduser Computing Updates. Link
  • The new Teams client for Azure Virtual Desktop. Link
  • AppManagEvent 2023 session - Tim Talks MSIX by Tim Mangan. Link
  • Azure Virtual Desktop workload documentation. Link
  • The Concept of Windows 365 Frontline. Link
  • The Future of End User Computing. Link
  • Windows 365: considerations for Privileged Access Workstation (PAW). Link


  • Agentless scanning for virtual machines in the cloud – technical deep dive. Link


  • Intune Newsletter – 22nd December 2023. Link
  • Uninstall any application in a jiffy using PowerShell and Microsoft Intune. Link

Infrastructure as Code (IaC) / DevOps

  • HashiCorp 2023 year in review: Community. Link
  • Validate Windows Activation Status using PowerShell and display the results in a GridView. Link
  • Gentle Introduction to Git and GitHub. Link
  • Stop using the template provider in Terraform. Link
  • Validate UAT Images with Azure Pipelines and Pester. Link
  • Use functions and modules in Windows PowerShell scripts. Link
  • Azure Automation with Ansible. Link


  • BDRSuite shatters the Illusion of ‘Unlimited’ cloud storage, offering transparent and cost-Effective solutions, setting a standard in the cloud backup industry. Link

VMware by Broadcom

  • vSphere data loss bug returns – CBT issues in vSphere ESXI 8.0 update 2. Link
  • As Built Report for VMware Horizon Updates. Link


  • Microsoft Edge For Business Security Whitepaper. Link
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