Mastering Azure Virtual Desktop (WVD – Advanced Training)

Mastering Azure Virtual Desktop (WVD - Advanced Training)

Mastering Azure Virtual Desktop (WVD – Advanced Training)

Deliver a full AVD remote working solution including designing, scoping, planning, optimizing, sizing, and costing, more

Language: english

Note: 4.6/5 (78 notes) 7,039 students

Instructor(s): Mahmoud A. ATALLAH

Last update: 2022-01-12

What you’ll learn

  • Design a remote work environment solution using AVD
  • Demonstrate and provide Windows Virtual Desktop POCs for your customers
  • Understand Azure Virtual Desktop Pricing and Estimate the Cost using Azure calculator
  • Create a full desktop virtualization environment in your Azure subscription
  • Deliver Azure Virtual Desktop Projects from A to Z
  • Golden Image Preparation and Install FSLogix components
  • Set up a multi-session Windows 10 deployments
  • Virtualize LOB and Microsoft 365 Apps then optimize it to run in multi-session
  • Applying FSLogix Best Practice as profile delivery solution
  • Use conditional access to manage AVD Access risks and Apply MFA
  • Reduce costs with multi-session pooled resources and automation
  • Optimize AVD Session Host to boost VM Speed and minimize unused services
  • Securely store all employee and company data in Azure
  • Create an Azure Shared Image Gallery (SIG) for Master Image Versioning
  • Customize the Azure Virtual Desktop Workspace
  • Enable and Configure Azure Network security and Azure Security
  • Enable and Configuration log Analytic and Reporting

 

Requirements

  • Requirements are optional for Hands-on lab
  • An Azure subscription (Trial Version would be OK)
  • Microsoft 365 Business Premium or higher (Trial Version would be OK)
  • Custom domain name registered with any domain service provider (Optional)
  • Basic Knowledge of Windows AD and GPOs, Azure AD, and PowerShell.
  • Knowledge of Azure networking and IaaS servers

 

Description

Here’s what you will learn in this AZ-140 Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD) Course

Introduction and Quick Start

  • What is Microsoft Azure Virtual Desktop (Introduction)

  • Highlight business needs and use case scenarios

  • Explore Microsoft Azure Virtual Desktop formerly (Windows Virtual Desktop) benefits

  • Understand Azure Virtual Desktop Pricing and Estimate the Cost using Azure Pricing Calculator

  • Understanding Azure Virtual Desktop Licenses requirement and covered by Microsoft 365 License

Infrastructure Preparation and AVD Prerequisites.

  • Deploy and Configure Azure Infra (Subscription, vNETs, sNETs, and NSGs)

  • Implement Virtual Network Peering and routing between vNETS

  • Implement and Configure Azure Storage for AVD

  • Deploy new Azure VM for Active Directory in Azure

  • Configure a Custom Domain for Azure AD

Azure Virtual Desktop Creation with different Authentication Methods

  • Option 1: Create a host pool with Active Directory Domain Services

  • Option 2: Create a host pool with Azure AD Joined-VM

Azure Virtual Desktop Golden image Customization

  • Create a Virtual Machine for Master Image

  • Install Microsoft Teams on AVD

  • Customize windows Configurations and settings

  • Configure Windows Defender extension exclusions

  • Install Line-of-business Applications – Sample

Azure Virtual Desktop Provisioning and Deployment

  • Provision File Share for Profile Storage

  • Create an Azure Compute Galleries

  • Applying FSLogix Best Practice as a profile delivery solution

  • Perform a Windows Virtual Desktop Deployment

  • Provision Azure Virtual Desktop Host pool

  • Provision Azure Virtual Desktop Application Group

  • Provision Virtual desktops for Windows 10 and 11

  • Customize Desktop and remote Apps properties

  • Configure redirection from Custom DNS Name

  • Assign relevant permissions to users.

Azure Virtual Desktop – Pricing and Cost Estimation

  • AVD Cost Estimation – Customer Use Case Overview

  • Deep dive into AVD Cost Estimation – Multi-session vs. Single-session

  • How to Use Azure Calculator to Estimate Cost for Azure Virtual Desktop

Soon – Azure Virtual Desktop Optimization

  • Optimize your images with the Virtual Desktop Optimization tool

  • Create and Configure AVD Auto-scaling using Azure Automation

Soon – Azure Infrastructure tuning and additional services configuration.

  • Enable and Configure Azure Network security and Azure Security

  • Enable and Configuration log Analytic and Reporting

  • Enable and Configure Azure Backup

  • Set up service alerts

Extra and More Cool Stuff…


WARNING: You may have to go back and watch several of the videos 2, 3, 4, or 5 even times over again. Why? because some of the concepts are quite advanced.

 

Who this course is for

  • Students who are interested in learning how to deploy and configure Virtual Desktop and remote working solutions in Microsoft Azure
  • Complete beginners, This course contains a unique combination of basic level insights, meshed with very advanced tactics.
  • People that are looking to modernize their infrastructure following the Digital transformation for higher security and a cost-effective approach

 

Course content

  • Introduction and Quick Start
    • What is Azure Virtual Desktop ?
    • Explore Azure Virtual Desktop benefits
    • Set the Playback Speed rate to optimal viewing experience
  • Optional – Azure Virtual Desktop – Business needs and Real-life Use cases
    • This section is (optional) to understand how AVD solve some business challenges
    • Remote support and System maintenance – Challenge
    • Security and Regulation – Business Requirements
    • Remote Heavy Workers: like CAD designers and high-powered systems
    • Legacy Application: that can’t be re-architected to run natively in the Cloud
    • Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity – Requirements
    • Mergers and Acquisitions – Use Case
    • Flexible and temporary Workforce – Business needs
    • IT Cost-saving – Business Requirements
  • Plan your Azure Virtual Desktop implementation
    • AVD Course – Knowledge Prerequisites
    • Azure Virtual Desktop – Technical Prerequisite
    • Azure Virtual Desktop – Authentication Methods
    • Azure Virtual Desktop – Sample Reference Architecture Diagram
  • Infrastructure Preparation and AVD Prerequisites
    • Overview: Implement Azure Virtual Desktop – Infrastructure – Overview
    • Prepare your environment and Create the required Resource Groups
    • Implement and Configure Azure Networking for AVD
    • Implement and Configure Azure Networking for AVD – Demo
    • Implement and Configure Azure Storage for AVD
    • Implement and Configure Azure Storage Account for AVD – Demo
    • AD Option 1: Configuring VNet Peering for Deploying Active Directory – Optional
    • AD Option 1: Deploy new Azure VM for Active Directory in Azure
    • AD Option 1: Create OUs, Groups, Users
    • AD Option 1: Deploy AD Connect and Sync Active Directory Objects
    • Provision Azure File Share for UserProfile Storage – Demo
    • Optional – Configure a Custom Domain Using Azure AD
  • Azure Virtual Desktop Creation with different Authentication Methods
    • Option 1: Create a host pool with Active Directory Domain Services
    • Option 1: Create a host pool with Active Directory Domain Services – Demo
    • Option 2: Create a host pool with Azure AD Joined-VM
    • Option 2: Create a host pool with Azure AD Joined-VM – Additional Steps
    • Option 2: Create a host pool with Azure AD Joined-VM – Demo
  • Azure Virtual Desktop Golden image Customization
    • Azure Virtual Desktop Golden image Customization – Overview
    • Create a Virtual Machine for Master Image
    • Install Microsoft Teams on AVD – Overview
    • Install Microsoft Teams on AVD – Demo
    • Setup FSLogix components and apply profiles settings – Overview
    • Setup FSLogix components and apply profiles settings – Demo
    • Registry Settings: FSLogix Ready Configuration File
    • Customize windows Configurations and settings – Overview
    • Registry Settings: Set up time zone redirection – Demo
    • Registry Settings: Disable Automatic Windows Updates – Demo
    • Registry Settings: Disable Storage Sense
    • GPOs Settings: Configure Drive Access and RD Session settings – Demo
    • Configure Windows Defender extension exclusions – Demo
    • Configure Windows Defender extension exclusions by using PowerShell Script
    • Install Line-of-business Applications – Sample – Demo
    • SysPrep and Make a disk Snapshot – Demo
    • Create Azure Compute Gallery and Create an image version – Demo
  • Azure Virtual Desktop – Application Groups & End-user Experience
    • Azure Virtual Desktop – Host pool readiness
    • Azure Virtual Desktop – Application Groups – Overview
    • Expand an existing host pool with new session hosts
    • Create AVD App group (RemoteApp) and Assign users or groups to this App Group
    • Customize Desktop and remote Apps properties
    • Testing AVD Solution using different clients – End user experience
    • Connect to AVD Remote Apps and Desktop using Browser
    • Connect to AVD Remote Apps and Desktop using Desktop Client
    • App Group – Module review questions
    • AVD RDP Properties – Review questions
  • Planning and implementing Security for Azure Virtual Desktop
    • Plan and implement Security for AVD – Overview
    • Plan Conditional Access policies for AVD – Overview
    • Plan Conditional Access policies for AVD – Demo
  • Azure Virtual Desktop – Pricing and Cost Estimation
    • AVD Cost Estimation – Customer Use Case Overview
    • Deep dive into AVD Cost Estimation – Multi-session vs. Single-session
    • How to Use Azure Calculator to Estimate Cost for Azure Virtual Desktop
  • Wrap-up
    • What’s Next?
    • Extra – Get Azure Free Credit for your Lab

 

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