Azure DevOps Pipeline and Image Builder

In this video, we go over using an Azure DevOps pipeline to automate the image build process with Azure Image Builder.  This Azure DevOps tutorial goes over using Azure DevOps with VS Code to manage files.  We then build a YAML pipeline with Azure CLI, ARM template deployments and PowerShell to build an image.

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Azure DevOps, Git and VS Code

This video provides an introduction to using Azure DevOps Git repos with VS Code.  We go over installing and configuring Git, then cloning a repo to the local workstation.  We also go over using Git Push to push changes to the DevOps repo and using Git Pull to update the local repo with remote changes.

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Azure DevOps: Deploy a Windows Server with a DevOps Pipeline and Key Vault

Azure Pipeline Logo

In this video, we go through the process of using Azure DevOps pipelines to deploy a simple Windows server with an Azure ARM template.  We add ARM templates to a repo and connect Azure DevOps to a subscription with a service principle.  We also go over connecting Azure DevOps to an Azure Key Vault and use a KeyVault secret as a password for the server’s local admin account.

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Update with Breadth-First! Auto Scale Session Hosts in Windows Virtual Desktop Spring Update (ARM) with Azure Function

I am excited to announce a significant update to the Auto Start and Stop script for WVD.  This update adds a new option that works with the peak time settings to change the load balancing type from Depth-First to Breadth-First.  When used, it also starts all available session hosts during peak time to accommodate the user load. 

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Azure Monitor for WVD in Public Preview

WVD and Azure Monitor

Azure Monitor for WVD is now in public preview.  This is a great option for monitoring Windows Virtual Desktop performance, capacity and client experience. With integration into Azure Monitor, collecting and viewing performance data is now easier than ever.

In this video, we go over configuring Azure Monitor Insights for WVD and do a quick review of the data collected.

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WVD Session Host Status “Shutdown”

WVD

A recent change took place in WVD host pools that cause an issue with the scale Host Pool VMs script I created.  Before the change, a shutdown Session Host would report as “Unavailable” in the Session Hosts status on the Host Pool.  Unavailable indicates that the agent was not reporting to WVD. 

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