The latest technology news - May 2024

Welcome to our monthly roundup of the hottest tech updates in the worlds of Microsoft Azure (Windows 365, Azure Virtual Desktop, Cloud PC, and infrastructure), VMware by Broadcom, Omnissa, GitHub, HashiCorp, Azure DevOps, and other partners. This series will have must-read articles, each offering a deep dive into these cutting-edge platforms’ latest technological advancements, news, and trends.

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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:

  • DAAS / VDI / End User Computing (EUC), Endpoint Management and Apps
  • Cloud
  • Virtualization
  • Infrastructure As Code (IaC) /DevOps

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


DAAS / VDI / EUC / ENDPOINT / APPS MANAGEMENT


Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD)

  • AVD Community April newsLetters. Learn more
  • Hibernation support now available for Azure Virtual Desktop. Learn more
  • Cost Optimization for General Purpose VMs using Hibernation now Generally Available. Learn more
  • Be aware of a possible breaking change if you are using remote apps and desktop groups with a single host pool. Learn more
  • Enable Azure Monitor to take over from Log Analytics without interrupting your AzureVirtualDesktop cloud services. Learn more
  • Configure the Clipboard Transfer direction in Azure Virtual Desktop (Preview) with Ansible. Learn more
  • Starting with Bicep templates for Azure Virtual Desktop. Learn more
  • Deploy Azure Virtual Desktop with Project BICEP. Learn more

Windows 365 (W365) / CloudPC

  • The latest weekly W365 newsletter. Learn more
  • What’s new in Windows 365 Enterprise. Learn more
  • What’s new in Windows 365 Business. Learn more
  • What is Windows 365 Frontline? Learn more
  • Learn more about AI-powered PCs and Windows 365 | Windows in the Cloud. Learn more
  • Managing hybrid Windows 365 Cloud PCs. Learn more
  • New book: Securing Cloud PCs and Azure Virtual Desktop: Your expert guide to implementing and optimizing security for Windows 365 and AVD infrastructure. Learn more
  • Automating Cloud PC management tasks. Learn more

VMware EUC / Horizon / Omnissa

  • Weekly VMware Enduser Computing Updates by Julius Lienemann. Learn more
  • Omnissa EUC Community page is live. Learn more
  • VMware Horizon combined offerings with vSphere and vSAN will continue post divestiture. Learn more
  • Important Information Regarding Horizon Licensing and vSphere Infrastructure Licensing for Horizon (6000014). Learn more
  • Network placement of NVIDIA vGPU Licensing Client Configuration Token. Learn more
  • Migrate a VMware App Volumes SQL Database. Learn more
  • Using Automation to Create Optimized Windows Images for Horizon VMs. Learn more

Intune

  • Weekly Intune newsletter by Andrew Taylor. Learn more
  • What’s new in Microsoft Intune May 2024. Learn more
  • Windows deployment with the next generation of Windows Autopilot. Learn more
  • Secure email with Intune Cloud PKI in less than 15 minutes. Learn more
  • Remove Quick Assist (and other built-in apps) across your enterprise automatically using PowerShell and Microsoft Intune. Learn more
  • Unlocking the Secrets of Intune Troubleshooting: A Deep Dive into Mastery. Learn more
  • IntuneCLI, The newest way to control Intune in an automated way. Learn more
  • OneDrive, are you there? It’s me, MFA. Learn more
  • Intune Apps for Patch My PC Cloud preview feature demo. Learn more
  • Microsoft Intune Autopilot Hybrid Entra ID (Azure AD) Join – The Complete Guide. Learn more
  • Migrating from Configuration Manager (SCCM) to Intune and cloud-native devices. Learn more

MSIX App Attach / WinGet

  • How to submit a winget package to the package repository. Learn more

FSLogix

  • FSLogix 2210 hotfix 4 (2.9.8884.27471) released. Learn more
  • FSLogix profile disk disconnected after 10 hours. Learn more
  • Azure Storage IOPS Calculations with Azure Virtual Desktop and FSLogix. Learn more

Teams

  • The classic Teams for VDI will reach end of support on October 1, 2024, and end of availability on July 1, 2025. Learn more
  • New Teams as an application in Vmware Horizon. Learn more
  • Procedure for setting up the new Microsoft Teams on VDI W2022, W2019, W10 and W11 Multiuser platform. Learn more

Other

  • Patch My PC Public preview of Intune Apps. Learn more

Microsoft Azure


Microsoft 365 / AD

  • Entra.News - Your weekly dose of Microsoft Entra. Learn more
  • Microsoft will require MFA for all Azure users. Learn more
  • Microsoft Entra ID Tenant Starters Guide: Understanding Identity Management and Licensing. Learn more
  • Maester GitHub integration. Learn more

Microsoft Azure

  • John Savill’s Weekly Update. Learn more
  • Azure Stack HCI - 2405 update. Learn more
  • Update on Inter-Availability Zone Data Transfer Pricing. Learn more
  • Azure Bastion Session Recording is a GAME CHANGER. Learn more
  • Get started with Azure Cloud Shell ephemeral sessions. Learn more
  • Public preview: Azure Bastion Premium. Learn more
  • Demystifying Microsoft Entra ID, Tenants and Azure Subscriptions. Learn more
  • Azure Quick Review (azqr). Learn more
  • Advanced routing capabilities using Application Gateway Rewrite Rules. Learn more
  • How to Create Your Own Blog Using Hugo and Azure Static Web Apps. Learn more
  • How to Create a Secure SFTP Service Using Azure Storage Account and Make It Publicly Accessible. Learn more
  • Azure Bastion Developer SKU, now GA, and it’s FREE!!. SKUs overview SKUs overview and Quickstart: Deploy Azure Bastion - Developer SKU
  • Dealing with allocation issues in Azure? Learn more
  • Why Are There So Many Default Routes In Azure? Learn more
  • Azure Monitor Agent Migration for Azure Arc-Enabled Server. Learn more
  • Contributing to open source Microsoft Docs. Learn more
  • Azure Migrate - Import servers running in a VMware environment with RVTools. Learn more
  • Migrate now or face disaster! Learn more

Windows

  • Windows Server 2025 is available in public preview for download. Learn more

VMware by Broadcom


  • Microsoft and Broadcom to support license portability for VMware Cloud Foundation on Azure VMware Solution. Learn more
  • VMware Tools 12.4 Release Notes. Learn more
  • VMware Desktop Hypervisor Pro Now free Available for Personal Use. Learn more
  • VMware by Broadcom Flings website. Need a free BroadCom community account. Learn more
  • Exciting Updates to the VMware Certification Program. No more prerequisites, flat $250 exam fees, and new badges—all starting today.! Learn more
  • Creating an offline VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) Depot for multiple VCF environments. Learn more

Infrastructure as Code (IaC) / DevOps


General

  • Lessons learned: Infrastructure as Code with Jack Tracey. Learn more
  • Terraform vs. Crossplane vs. Ansible - Rivals or Allies? Learn more

GitHub

  • A brief introduction to Git for beginners | GitHub. Learn more
  • Boost GitHub Actions Efficiency with Path Filters: Only run when specific files or paths are updated. Learn more
  • Code to Cloud, GitHub Deep Dive: Codespaces, Copilot, & Advanced Security. Learn more
  • GitHub Actions Certification – Full Course to PASS the Exam. Learn more
  • GitHub Actions Importer. This tool helps plan, test, and automate your migration to GitHub Actions from platforms such as Azure DevOps. Learn more

Hashicorp Terraform

  • Terraform on Azure May 2024 Update. Learn more
  • Terraform Development Pipeline. Learn more
  • Terraform Authoring and Operations Professional Certification - PREVIEW. Learn more
  • Terraforming Resiliency on Azure (PART 2): Availability Sets and Fault Domains. Learn more
  • Terraforming Resiliency on Azure (PART 3): Virtual Machine Scale Set (FLEX). Learn more

PowerShell / Azure Cloud Shell / Bicep

  • Azure Bicep Cheat Sheet. Learn more
  • Using Automation To Elevate Your Code Creation by Dan Hills. Learn more
  • Important update: Deprecation of Azure AD PowerShell and MSOnline PowerShell modules. Learn more
  • Bicep Custom Script Extension: Maximizing Deployment Efficiency. Learn more

Other

  • Running CBL-Mariner 2.0 Azure Linux on Hyper-V for Docker Container Host and Azure CLI. Learn more
  • Quickstart: Create Bicep files with Visual Studio Code. Learn more
  • Bash: Shortcuts and Scripting Tutorial for Linux | Into the Terminal 108. Learn more

Proxmox


  • Zero to HomeLab Hero: An Automation Odyssey with PROXMOX! Learn more
  • Veeam Extends Data Freedom for Customers with Support for Proxmox VE. Learn more

Upcomming Events

  • AVD Tech Fest 24-25 September 2024, Amsterdam. Learn more
  • AppManagEvent 11 Oktober 2024, Utrecht NL. Learn more
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