Grafana Dashboard powered with Raspberry Pi Displaying Log Analytics and Application Insights Data

In this video I go over creating a Grafana Dashboard with data from Azure Application Insights and Log Analytics including subscription cost information.  I configure Grafana to allow anonymous, read only access and then configure a Raspberry Pi with FullPage OS to display the data in kiosk mode.   This video draws on a lot of other information I have published as well as information available from the community.  Links to relevant information below.

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Azure Global Boot Camp 2019

Azure Global Boot Camp

This year I was fortunate enough to present at the 2019 Global Azure Boot Camp in Nashville, TN.  How I ended up there is a bit of a story.  I have relatives in the area and reached out to the Nashville Azure User Group organizer, William Zack, early in the year to see if there was an opportunity to present.  I figured it could be a family trip as well.  We settled on April but as the date grew closer it was determined that there would be no UG that month.  Instead, I was asked to present at the Boot Camp that month. 

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VM has reported a failure when processing extension ‘joindomain’

The Problem

It has been about two weeks since the Azure Windows Virtual Desktop preview was announced.  I have had several people ask about a specific issue when adding Windows Virtual Desktops to a domain during the provisioning process.  The error is related to adding the new hosts to the Active Directory Domain and the message looks like below, indicating the “VM has reported a failure when processing extension ‘joindomain’’

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Windows Virtual Desktop Custom Image and Session Management

This is the third video in a series on setting up the new Azure Microsoft Azure Windows Virtual Desktop service (WVD).  In this video, I do a step-by-step walkthrough of creating a Windows 10 1809 multi-user template image and using it for a WVD deployment.  After that, I show how to manage the WVD environment by viewing session information and managing hosts.

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Azure Windows Virtual Desktop Load Balancing and Remote Application

Azure Windows Virtual Desktop

This is the second video in a series on setting up the new Microsoft Azure Windows Virtual Desktop service (WVD).  I start by going over some key concepts and terms needed to understand WVD.  Next, I cover the different options for load balancing in WVD and give a demo on how to configure each.  After that, I go over requirements of configuring users for accessing remote applications with a step-by-step walkthrough on adding applications to Remote Apps.

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Azure Windows Virtual Desktop Public Preview Walkthrough

In this video I do a walk through of setting up the new Microsoft Azure service, Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD). I start by comparing WVD with Remote Desktop Services (RDS). After that, I give a tutorial on setting up the tenant, adding the PowerShell Modules required to configure the service, and finally walk through deploying a host pool from the Azure Marketplace and logging in with the HTML5 client. This service is an alternative to Remote Desktop Services. It uses a PaaS offering to replace the RD Web, RD Gateway and Connection Broker. Windows 10 1809 multi user or Windows 7 is used to host remote desktop sessions.

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