The latest technology news Week 34-2023

The latest weekly technology news from Microsoft, VMware, and other partners with a focus on End User Computing (EUC).

Microsoft Azure

  • Azure Enterprise-Scale – Reference Implementation. Link
  • Awesome Azure Architecture. Link
  • Using Powershell to retrieve Azure VM Operating Systems. Link
  • General Availability: Improve VM resiliency with Azure Advisor’s Availability Zone recommendation. Link
  • Configuring Azure PIM with Security Groups. Link
  • Well-architected assessment for Azure VMware Solution workloads. Link
  • Announcing new enhancements for Azure VMware Solution. Link
  • Getting started with Azure Firewall (2023 edition). Link
  • Conditional Access gap analyzer workbook. Link
  • Deploy Azure landing zones. Link

Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD) / Windows 365 / VDI

  • Apply Zero Trust principles to an Azure Virtual Desktop deployment. Link
  • New Best Friends: Windows 365 and VMware Horizon. Link
  • Deploying Windows 365 Frontline beyond shift workers. Link
  • Dev-optimized, cloud-based workstations—Microsoft Dev Box is now generally available. Link
  • What’s new this week in #Windows365 #CloudPC? Weekly Newsletter 19th to 25th of August 2023. Link
  • AVD Community Newsletter – 24th August 2023. Link
  • Monitor AVD with the Azure Monitor Agent part 1. Link
  • Onboard AVD pooled session hosts to Defender automatically with a script. Link

Windows

  • Perform Active Directory security assessment using PowerShell. Link
  • Release notes for Microsoft Edge Security Updates. Link
  • Announcing general availability of FSLogix 2210 hotfix 2! Link

Intune

  • Intune Newsletter – 25th August 2023. Link
  • What’s new in Microsoft Intune (2308) August edition. Link
  • Install Applications after ESP (Enrollment Status Page). Link
  • A Guide to setting up Windows Autopilot with Hybrid Azure AD join capabilities in Microsoft Intune. Link

Infrastructure as Code (IaC) / DevOps

  • The Power of PowerShell: Calculating Azure VMware Solution (AVS) Costs. Link
  • Control multiple AZ tenants with Microsoft365DSC and AZ Pipelines. Link
  • How to Configure Azure CLI Default Output Format. Link
  • Using Github Actions to deploy Azure resources with Terraform. Link
  • Enterprise Azure Policy as Code (EPAC). Link
  • Course AZ-040T00: Automating Administration with PowerShell. Link
  • Securing your workflows with managed identities. Link
  • HashiCorp updates licensing FAQ based on community questions. Link

VMware

  • vSphere+ Overview Lightboard video. Link
  • Week 34-2023 VMware Enduser Computing Updates. Link
  • VMware Explore 2023 Las Vegas | Day 1 Recap. Link
  • VMware Explore 2023 Las Vegas | Day 2 Recap. Link
  • VMware Explore 2023 Las Vegas | Day 3 Recap. Link
  • On-demand session URLs for VMware Explore US 2023. Link
  • vSphere 8 Update 2 release. Link
  • Bringing our Apps Everywhere vision to life with VMware App Volumes. Link

Other

  • ControlUp 50 User FREE License. Link
  • NVIDIA Changed Generative AI Forever (SIGGRAPH 2023 Supercut). Link

The latest technology news Week 33-2023

The latest weekly technology news from Microsoft, VMware, and other partners with a focus on End User Computing (EUC).

Microsoft Azure

  • Network Security Dashboard for Microsoft Defender for Cloud. Link
  • Generally available: Cloud Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) by Palo Alto Networks – an Azure Native ISV Service. Link
  • Use PowerShell to Remediate Non-Compliant Azure Policy Definitions. Link
  • Azure VMware Solution Performance Design Considerations. Link
  • VMware Cloud Director Service Now Generally Available for Azure VMware Solution. Link
  • How to set ACLs Recursively? Link
  • Mastering Access Control: Deep Dive into Azure Role-Based Access. Link
  • Guest reports and cleanup runbook. Link
  • Simplify the WordPress blog/content creation with Azure OpenAI. Link
  • Introduction to Kubernetes on Azure. Link

Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD) / Windows 365 / VDI

  • What’s new this week in #Windows365 #CloudPC? Link
  • Use Custom Image Template scripts in Nerdio to customize your AVD image. Link
  • Desktop Virtualization: It’s all about the apps. Link
  • Announcing FSLogix release changes and Windows multi-session updates in Azure Marketplace. Link
  • Adobe 64-bit Unified App Installer. Link

Windows

  • Get AD permissions with ADACLScanner. Link
  • Re-release of August 2023 Exchange Server Security Update packages. Link
  • A Good ISO File is a Quiet ISO File. Link

Intune

  • Intune Naming Convention. Link
  • Intune Automation with PowerShell. Link
  • Creating Windows ISO with Autopilot JSON Injected. Link
  • Winget Intune packager CLI. Link

Infrastructure as Code (IaC) / DevOps

  • What SAAS CTOS needs to know about the Terraform license change. Link
  • Deploy Windows Core Server 2022 with Server Core App Compatibility Feature on Demand with Packer. Link
  • Create an Azure Sandbox Environment with Terraform. Link
  • Introduction to GitHub Copilot. Link
  • Azure Infrastructure as Code: Fundamentals, Data & Testing Tricks | Sussex Azure User Group. Link
  • Keeping Infrastructure as Code secure (KICS). Link
  • HashiCorp Terraform Associate Certification Study Course – Pass the Exam With This Free 7 Hour Course. Link, Link
  • What are Visual Studio Subscriptions | Hands-on tutorial with demo | Developer tools. Link
  • Three ways to start Visual Studio Code. Link

VMware

  • VMware EUC Newsletter – Week 33. Link
  • VMware Tanzu Cloud Native Webinars. Link
  • VMware Tools 12.2.6 download. Link
  • Automate VMware Horizon Agent Upgrade Using Powershell. Link

Other

  • None

 

The latest technology news week 32-2023

The latest weekly technology news from Microsoft, VMware, and other partners with a focus on End User Computing (EUC).

Microsoft Azure

  • Generally available: Azure Blob Storage Cold Tier. Link
  • Public preview: Azure Storage Mover support for SMB and Azure Files. Link
  • Subscribe to the Azure Stack HCI Newsletter. Link
  • Azure managed disk types overview. Link
  • Azure Bastion. One does (still) not simply walk into my VNet!. Link

Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD) / VDI

  • Configure autoscaling for personal AVD host pools automated. Link
  • Onboard and configure Defender for Endpoint for non-persistent VDI environments. Link
  • The Az.Avd #powershell module is updated to version 3.1.0. Added personal Avd scaling plan commands. Link

Windows 365

  • Windows 365 Switch now available in public preview. Link
  • Join the EMEA (Europe, Middle-East, and Africa) Windows 365 User Group. Link
  • Join the USA / United States and Latin Americas Windows 365 User Group. Link

Windows

  • Microsoft August 2023 Patch Tuesday warns of 2 zero-days, 87 flaws. Links
  • Windows 11 KB5029263 cumulative update released with 27 fixes. Link

Intune

  • Intune 2307 adds the capability to uninstall apps. Link

Infrastructure as Code (IaC)

  • Updating your PowerShell modules to the latest version plus cleaning up older versions. Link
  • What’s New in vSphere Automation: Infrastructure as Code. Link
  • What’s New in vSphere Automation: Power Actions. Link
  • Automate Nvidia vGPU Driver Upgrade using Powershell for VMware Horizon. Link
  • PowerCLI Community Repository. Link
  • GO-EUC Lab files. Link
  • TFTUI – The Terraform textual UI. Link
  • Streamlining Software Deployments with Intune Win32 Apps, Winget & PowerShell!. Link

VMware

  • See the IaC section for updates.

Other

  • None