Scheduled Agent Updates in Azure Virtual Desktop

Scheduled Agents Updates AVD

Until now, there has been no options available to schedule when Azure Virtual Desktop Agent updates take place.  Now in preview is an option to set a weekly schedule that defines when agent updates can take place.  This video goes over what components make up the AVD agent and how updates take place.  We then review how to set a schedule for both validation and non-validation host pool environments.

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Azure NAT Gateway

Azure Virtual Machines have access to the internet by default.  We can control the public IP address used for internet access with private IP’s, load balancers, and firewalls.  This video looks at another option, an Azure NAT Gateway.  An Azure NAT Gateway attaches to a subnet and once attached, all VM’s on that subnet use the NAT Gateway for internet access.

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VM Applications with Azure Compute Gallery

Azure Compute Gallery is not just for images.  We can create application packages for Windows and Linux Virtual Machines and deploy the applications as part of a deployment or install them on existing Azure VM’s.  This video walks through creating the application package and adding applications to the Azure Compute Gallery, deploying them as part of a VM deployment, adding the application to an existing VM as well as using the uninstall feature to remove an application. 

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Azure Resource Manager (ARM) Template Specs

Azure Resource Manager (ARM) Template Specs are a first-party solution for storing and managing ARM Templates.  With Template Specs, ARM templates are uploaded to Azure and managed as an Azure resource, including access control with RBAC security.  Template Specs also support versioning and adding linked templates to the Template Spec to create a complete package for ARM deployments.

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AZ-900 Part 4, Describe Core Resources Available in Azure: Compute and Networking

az-900 Azure Fundamentals

This is the fourth video in a series on the Azure AZ900, Microsoft Azure Fundamentals exam.  The AZ-900 is required for the Azure Fundamentals Microsoft Certification.  The video covers the skills measured “describe the core resources available in Azure” found under the section heading “Describe core Azure services”.  Topics include Virtual Machines, Scale Sets, App Services, Containers Azure Container Instance, Azure Container Registry, Azure Kubernetes Service, Azure Virtual Desktop, Virtual Networks, VNet Peering, VPN Gateway and ExpressRoute.  Keep an eye on the playlist for more videos to come.

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Use PowerShell to Create a Snapshot Based Image of an Azure Virtual Machine

PowerShell Image Snapshot

This video goes of using the SnapImage.ps1 PowerShell script.  This script automates the process of creating an image from an Azure VM without destroying it during the capture process.  At a high-level, the following steps are taken:

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AZ-900 Core Azure Architectural Components Part 3

az-900 Azure Fundamentals

This is the third video in a series on the Azure AZ900, Microsoft Azure Fundamentals exam.  The AZ-900 is required for the Azure Fundamentals Microsoft Certification.  The video covers the skills measured “describe the core Azure architectural components” found under the section heading “Describe core Azure services”.  Topics include Management Groups, Subscriptions, Resource Groups, Regions, Paired Regions, Availability Zones, and ARM.  Keep an eye on the playlist for more videos to come.

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