Windows Virtual Desktop

How to Prepare, Deploy & Optimize your Azure based Virtual Desktops

This series of videos from the Microsoft Mechanics YouTube channel shows how to get your cloud environment (Azure) ready to deploy and use Windows Virtual Desktops.

Windows Virtual Desktop has been public preview since March of this year, but if you are new to the Windows Virtual Desktop solution, a good place to start would be the intro and full tour video down below.

 

Intro and full tour

Windows Virtual Desktop has been public preview since March of this year, but if you are new to the Windows Virtual Desktop solution, a good place to start would be the intro and full tour video above.

If you would like more information on Windows Virtual Desktop I would recommend visiting the Microsoft Documentation site for tutorials, How-To’s and resources to help you create and deploy Windows Virtual Desktop in your environment.

Preparation

Windows Virtual Desktop utilizes the power and usefulness of Azure AD and Windows Server Active Directory Domain Services  (AD DS) to assign a Virtual desktop to a user and Azures networking features to connect Virtual Desktops to storage and even On-Premise applications and services.

Once everything is in place, the Windows Virtual Desktop tenant can be created to host your Virtual Desktop pools.

Deployment

After the Windows Virtual Desktop Tenant is created, deploying the Virtual Desktop Pools and configuration of Virtual Machines comes next. You can also assign specific applications and Virtual Machines to a specific set of users or groups.

After all this has been done, you can customize remote applications for your users with the help of App-groups.

Optimization

Once your Virtual Desktop pools are up and running, you can optimize each Virtual Machine by using features like FXlogix profiles to separate user profiles, Each user will have a dedicated virtual disk that attaches dynamically to any virtual machine they access in the host pool.

The use of Microsoft 365 can also be handy when optimizing Virtual Desktops as the storage for users can easily be upgraded to at least 1TB of storage with the help of Microsoft OneDrive and Azure File Sync. Finally, you can set up scaling options to automatically start and stop VMs based on schedules and user densities.

 

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