The latest technology news - March 2024

Welcome to our monthly roundup of the hottest tech updates in the worlds of Azure (Windows 365, Azure Virtual Desktop, Cloud PC. infrastructure), VMware (SDDC and EUC), GitHub, HashiCorp, Azure DevOps and other partners. In this series, we’ll have 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 month, we’ll handpick the most insightful and informative articles that covers:

  • Cloud
  • Virtualization
  • Infrastructure As Code (IaC) /DevOps
  • DAAS - End User Computing (EUC) and Endpoint management

So let’s dive into this month’s top tech insights:


Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD)

  • AVD Community NewsLetters. Learn more
  • Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD) Session Host Replacer. Learn more
  • Monitoring & Insights for Windows 365 and Azure Virtual Desktop. Learn more
  • Azure automated image build. Learn more
  • Azure Virtual Desktop - Remove Expired Personal Session Hosts. Learn more
  • Azure Monitor Baseline Alerts. Learn more
  • AVD on Azure Stack HCI. Learn more
  • Connect to Azure Virtual Desktop via Microsoft Entra Private Access. Learn more
  • Passwordless SSO for Azure Virtual Desktop & Windows 365 Deep Dive. Learn more
  • Azure Virtual Desktop on HCI - The Dell Sizing Guide. Learn more
  • Azure Virtual Desktop service architecture and resilience. Learn more
  • Introducing Azure Virtual Desktop workload in Azure Stack HCI Sizer! Learn more
  • Configure the clipboard transfer direction and types of data that can be copied in Azure Virtual Desktop. Learn more
  • AVD DrainMode dependent on Compliance. Learn more

Windows 365 (W365) / CloudPC

VMware Horizon

  • VMware End-User Computing TechCon 2024 ticket available. Learn more
  • What’s Next for VMware’s Former End User Computing Division? Learn more
  • VMware Enduser Computing Updates. Learn more
  • EUC weekly news blog. Learn more
  • In-depth User Inactivity Analysis for VMware Horizon Environment. Learn more
  • VMware App Volumes 4, version 2312 Release Notes. Learn more
  • Microsoft Store Apps stop working in VDI after applying Microsoft Monthly Patch (KB5034763) (97111). Learn more


  • Andrew Taylor weekly Intune newsletter. Learn more
  • What’s new in Microsoft Intune March 2024. Learn more
  • Implement Evergreen using Winget-AutoUpdate-aaS for Intune managed Windows 11 Endpoints. Learn more
  • Why Does Group Policy Analytics Matter In Microsoft Intune? Learn more
  • Win32AppMigrationTool 2.0.20. Win32AppMigrationTool is designed to export the Application and Deployment Data from ConfigMgr to firstly create an .intunewin file and secondly publish the Win32App to Intune. Learn more
  • How to silently create an Autopilot Hardware Hash in WinPE and upload the Hash unattended using Symantec ITMS. Learn more
  • The World of Packaging. Learn more

MSIX App Attach / WinGet

  • TMEditX 4.2 Release Finalized. Learn more
  • MSIX app attach and app attach in Azure Virtual Desktop. Learn more


  • Don’t Let Antivirus Impact FSLogix Performance. Learn more


  • Use Group Policy to control the installation of Microsoft Teams. Learn more
  • Outlook presence integration with New Teams in Windows Server 2019. Learn more
  • New Microsoft Teams on Horizon VDI - Known Issues and resolutions (95838). Learn more


Microsoft Azure

Microsoft 365 / AD

  • Important update: Azure AD Graph API retirement. Learn more
  • Users Can No Longer Create a Free Microsoft E5 Developer Tenant. Learn more
  • Removing Active Directory? Here’s What to Consider First. Learn more
  • End of availability for classic Teams client. Learn more

Microsoft Azure

  • Custom DHCP support in Azure. Learn more
  • Storage Assessment Beginners Guide. Learn more
  • Installing Azure Stack HCI 23H2 in VMs (Part1). Learn more
  • Installing Azure Stack HCI 23H2 in VMs (Part2). Learn more
  • Azure Network Subnetting made easy. Learn more
  • Find an available address space in your Azure landing zone. Learn more
  • Azure Storage Account Shared Access Signature (SAS) Token Expiring Alert Solution. Learn more
  • Azure Verified Modules Overview. Learn more
  • Azure Service Health Workbook. Learn more
  • Mastering Azure Cost Optimization - A Comprehensive Guide. Learn more
  • Is performance guaranteed on an Azure VM at all times? Learn more


  • Windows Server Summit 2024. Three days with on demand sessions, demos and Q&A. Learn more
  • The Future of Windows Server Hyper-V is Bright!. Learn more
  • Bring Active Directory to the next level with Windows Server 2025. Learn more
  • Windows message center recent announcements. Learn more

Windows Defender

  • Common mistakes during Microsoft Defender for Endpoint (MDE) deployments. Learn more

VMware by Broadcom

  • Announcing General Availability of VMware Cloud Foundation 5.1.1. Learn more
  • What’s New for VMware Validated Solutions – Edition #23 (March 2024). Learn more
  • VMware ESXi 8.0 Update 1d Release Notes. Learn more
  • VMware ESXi 7.0 Update 3p Release Notes. Learn more
  • VMware Tools 12.4.0. released. Learn more

Infrastructure as Code (IaC) / DevOps

  • Azure infrastructure diagrams through code like an artist. Learn more

Azure DevOps

  • DevOps Done Right: Secure Terraform on Azure. Learn more
  • New Breakpoint S3 Ep18: Unlock the Power of Windows Development with Scott Hanselman. Learn more
  • TheYAMLPipelineOne, housing YAML templates for Azure DevOps (ADO) Pipelines. Learn more
  • Getting Started With: Azure Verified Modules. Learn more
  • Creating your first pipeline with Azure DevOps. Learn more
  • Azure Terraformer: Automate the Automation! Learn more


  • GitHub Copilot Enterprise – March 2024 update. Learn more
  • Introduction to GitHub and its Certifications Learn more
  • Creating your first GitHub Repo. Learn more
  • Intro to GitHub Copilot in Visual Studio. Learn more
  • GitHub Actions Quick Start. Learn more
  • New book: GitHub Actions in Action. Learn more
  • NOW AVAILABLE worldwide: GitHub Certifications. Learn more
  • Creating a custom Dev Container for your GitHub Codespace to start with Terraform on Azure. Learn more
  • Installing HashiCorp tools in Alpine Linux containers. Learn more
  • How to build your first Devcontainer. Learn more

Hashicorp Vault

Hashicorp Terraform

  • Terraform Weekly. Learn more
  • How to generate Terraform configurations with Microsoft Azure. Learn more
  • Mastering Terraform State Security on Azure: A Live Q&A Breakdown. Learn more
  • Should .terraform.lock.hcl be included in the .gitignore file? Learn more

PowerShell / Azure Cloud Shell

  • WinRM vs. OpenSSH: A Showdown for PowerShell Remoting - Paul Broadwith - PSConfEU 2023. Learn more
  • Azure PowerShell Tips and Tricks. Learn more



  • New Import Wizard Available for Migrating VMware ESXi Based Virtual Machines. Learn more