Windows Virtual Desktop Essentials Intro and full tour

If your organization is looking for a more efficient, productive, and secure approach to desktop virtualization, this series will walk you through the full solution. WVD offers a fully managed desktop virtualization solution in the cloud and it works with all your apps and devices as you can expect.

Microsoft Officially Releases Windows Virtual Desktop

Microsoft today has take the wraps off its Windows 10 virtual desktop product. Windows Virtual Desktop is the only service that delivers simplified management, a multi-session Windows 10 experience, optimizations for Office 365 ProPlus, and support for Windows Server Remote Desktop Services (RDS) desktops and apps. With Windows Virtual Desktop, you can deploy and scale your Windows desktops and apps on Azure in minutes. Details: Windows Virtual Desktop is now generally available worldwide  

MDOP Tools Support Extended Until 2026

Except for MED-V 2.0, MDOP tools support has been extended until April 14, 2026. MED-V didn’t get the extension bump because of its requirements including Windows XP and Windows Virtual PC support. So, it will still reach end of support on April 13, 2021. Details: New extended support dates for MDOP tools

Windows Virtual Desktop Headed to General Availability

Scott Manchester (@RDS4U) Group Manager, WVD and RDS at Microsoft made the following announcement on Twitter…   We are feature complete with #WVD and will be moving to the final phase for GA. Spin up your VMs and start testing your scenarios. Got issues? Engage our community: #WVD #Azure #Microsoft — Scott Manchester (@RDS4U) August 13, 2019 Windows Virtual Desktop is a comprehensive desktop and app virtualization service running in the cloud. It’s the only virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) that delivers simplified management, multi-session Windows 10, optimizations for Office 365 ProPlus, and support for Remote Desktop Services (RDS) environments. Deploy and scale your Windows desktops and apps on Azure in minutes, and get built-in security and compli...

Enabling Windows Sandbox for Windows 10 May 2019 Update

Now that Windows 10 May 2019 Update (1903) is available for everyone, Windows Sandbox is also available for use. However, Windows Sandbox is not installed/enabled by default. Here’s how to install it. Open Windows Features. In the list, select Windows Sandbox and tap or click OK to install Windows Sandbox. The installation will request that you reboot the computer. Restart the computer. Once the computer has updated and Windows Sandbox has installed, you can access it from the Windows 10 Start Menu. Requirements for running Windows Sandbox: Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise build 18305 or later AMD64 architecture Virtualization capabilities enabled in BIOS At least 4GB of RAM (8GB recommended) At least 1 GB of free disk space (SSD recommended) At least 2 CPU cores (4 cores with hyperthrea...

Microsoft Delivers Generation 2 Virtual Machines to Azure Public Preview

Microsoft has now delivered its next generation of virtual machines into public preview for Azure customers. This update brings the ability to… Build large virtual machines (up to 12TB) Provision OS disks sizes that exceed 2TB, and Leverage advanced security capabilities like SecureBoot and Virtual Trusted Platform Module (vTPM) to secure their Virtual Machines. To build the update virtual machines, you can now use the normal methods including Azure Marketplace images, Managed Image/Disk, and Virtual Machine Scale Set in the Azure Portal and from the command-line.

VMware Officially Comes to Azure

Dell Technologies and Microsoft Expand Partnership to Help Customers Accelerate Their Digital Transformation New Azure VMware Solutions bring customers more choice and flexibility Microsoft and VMware collaborate on digital workspace offerings and future cloud integrations DELL TECHNOLOGIES WORLD, LAS VEGAS, April 29, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Dell Technologies (NYSE: DELL) and Microsoft Corp. on Monday announced they are expanding their partnership to address a wider range of customer needs and help accelerate digital transformations. Through this collaboration, the companies will deliver a fully native, supported, and certified VMware cloud infrastructure on Microsoft Azure. Additionally, joint Microsoft 365 and VMware Workspace ONE customers will be able to manage Office 365 across ...

Tip: Learn All About Virtual Machines in Azure for Free

You might be new to Virtual Machines, or even new to Azure, or you could be a long-time VM aficionado. Whichever category you fall into, it’s always good to learn. Microsoft’s new Learn platform has a multitude of opportunities to educate yourself on the latest, most modern technologies. Whether you want a career in the cloud or just need information on how to complete a task or project, the free Virtual Machines is one of the core Compute components of Azure and proficiency in this area can lead to a great career. Use this direct link to access the growing list of free training modules on Virtual Machines in Azure:

What is Windows Virtual Desktop?

On this show, we’ll take a closer look at Windows Virtual Desktop, now in public preview. See how you can give your users the only Windows 10 multi-session experience virtualized in the cloud and available on any device. Scott Manchester demonstrates how WVD delivers the best Office experience with multi-session virtual scenarios that virtualize persistent storage in a multi-session environment. Keep watching for a sneak peek of the next generation admin experience for WVD in the Microsoft Azure portal. To sign up for the Windows Virtual Desktop preview, go to:

Azure Backup for SQL Server Virtual Machines

Microsoft has just announced the availability for Azure Backup for SQL Server Virtual Machines. Azure Backup is an enterprise scale, zero- infrastructure solution, that eliminates the need to deploy and manage backup infrastructure while providing a simple and consistent experience to centrally manage and monitor the backups on standalone SQL instances and Always On Availability Groups. Details: Azure Backup for SQL Server in Azure Virtual Machines now generally available!

Microsoft Hosting a Hybrid Cloud Virtual Event on March 28

Microsoft has some Hybrid Cloud announcements to make and is using a virtual event to make those known. Microsoft’s Julia White heads the 1.5-hour event. Though labeled as an announcement event, the description proposes guidance on how to deploy and optimize the Hybrid Cloud strategy within enterprises. Join this virtual event to learn about strategies, insights, and technologies to optimize your hybrid cloud. Be among the first to learn about exciting new product capabilities. Register here: Virtual event: Accelerate Your Enterprise Cloud – Build a Successful Hybrid Strategy

Mid-February Slated for Microsoft to Fix Virtual Machines for Windows 7

As has often been the case, Microsoft has introduced a new gotcha this month in the cumulative update for Windows 7. After installing this update, virtual machines (VM) may fail to restore successfully if the VM has been saved and restored once before. The error message is, “Failed to restore the virtual machine state: Cannot restore this virtual machine because the saved state data cannot be read. Delete the saved state data and then try to start the virtual machine. (0xC0370027).” This affects AMD Bulldozer Family 15h, AMD Jaguar Family 16h, and AMD Puma Family 16h (second generation) microarchitectures. Microsoft is aware of the issue and has set mid-February as a tentative time to see a fix. Stay close, we’ll keep a watchful eye out and let you know when the fix is available.