How to configure the URI Scheme for AVD
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by Aavisek Choudhury
1d ago
If you’re utilizing Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD), you’re likely aware that subscribing to a workspace via the AVD client is necessary to access published remote applications and/or desktop. However, now you have the capability to utilize Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) schemes with the client. This allows you to provide direct “links” to launch specified AVD resources without the prerequisite of subscribing to the workspace beforehand. Picture: AI Generated Picture of a Server Room Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) schemes offer a way to trigger the Remote Desktop client with tailored comman ..read more
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MSIX App Attach vs. App Attach for Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD)
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by Aavisek Choudhury
1d ago
Dear friends, do you know that there are now two features in Azure Virtual Desktop that allow you to dynamically attach applications from an application package to a user session: MSIX app attach and app attach (preview). While MSIX app attach is generally available, app attach is currently in preview, offering improvements to both administrative and user experiences. With both MSIX app attach and app attach, applications are not locally installed on session hosts or images. This makes it simpler to create custom images for your session hosts and reduces operational overhead and costs for your ..read more
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Start using OneDrive as a RemoteApp in Azure Virtual Desktop
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by Aavisek Choudhury
1d ago
Microsoft has announced support for configuring OneDrive as AVD RemoteApp, marking a significant enhancement. With this latest development, users can seamlessly access and synchronize their OneDrive files within a remote app environment. OneDrive stands out as a robust and user-friendly cloud storage service suitable for a diverse range of users, from small businesses to large enterprises. It offers advanced business features across all subscription tiers, empowering organizations to tailor OneDrive to their specific needs and preferences. Previously, OneDrive functionality was limited on Azur ..read more
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Organized AVD Hackathon
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by Aavisek Choudhury
1d ago
Recently, we had the honor to organize the 2nd Azure Virtual Desktop Hackathon. We have shortlisted 10 teams for the finals out of 40 teams who have participated, and at the end, we have selected 3 finalists. The event was very successful. Here are a few photographs of the event. The post Organized AVD Hackathon first appeared on Why Azure ..read more
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Cost comparison of AVD Single Session Desktop and Cloud PC
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by Aavisek Choudhury
1d ago
I think you are already aware of the difference between W365 and AVD. Today I have done a cost comparison of both in a very simple format, which may help you make a decision. Cloud PC Azure Virtual Desktop (PAYG) Azure Virtual Desktop (3 Year Reserved Instance) Azure Virtual Desktop (Only 222 Hrs.) vCPU RAM Disk Cost (USD) vCPU RAM Disk (Premium) Cost (USD) vCPU RAM Disk (Premium) Cost (USD) vCPU RAM Disk (Premium) Cost (USD) 4 16 128 66 4 16 128 156 4 16 128 72 4 16 128 60 8 32 128 123 8 32 128 294 8 32 128 125 8 32 128 125 As you can see in the above table if you are running the ..read more
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Microsoft is recognized as a leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for DaaS
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by Aavisek Choudhury
1d ago
Microsoft is recognized as a leader in the Magic Quadrant for DaaS due to its strong performance in both execution and vision. This indicates that Microsoft offers a robust and innovative DaaS solution, demonstrating high competence in delivering DaaS services. What is the Significance of Microsoft being Recognized as a Leader in the Magic Quadrant for Desktop as a Service? Microsoft is a Leader in the Magic Quadrant for Desktop as a Service. Microsoft is at the forefront of providing exceptional virtual desktop solutions. This recognition reflects Microsoft’s excellence in delivering cloud-b ..read more
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What are the RBAC roles required for access to Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD)?
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by Aavisek Choudhury
1M ago
In today’s post, I will discuss how Azure Virtual Desktop utilizes Azure role-based access controls (RBAC) to assign roles to both users and administrators, granting specific permissions for designated tasks. Picture Credit: Pexel.com The standard built-in roles in Azure include Owner, Contributor, and Reader. However, Azure Virtual Desktop introduces additional roles to segregate management responsibilities for host pools, app groups, and workspaces. These roles adhere to Azure’s standard roles and follow the least-privilege methodology. Although Azure Virtual Desktop lacks a specific Owner ..read more
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How to securely connect to Azure MySQL Database from Laravel Application on Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD)
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by Aavisek Choudhury
1M ago
If you attempt to establish a connection between your Laravel application, running in an Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD) VM, and the Azure database for the MySQL server, you may encounter the following error unless certain configuration adjustments are made in your application. Typically, you won’t be able to connect directly to the Azure MySQL Flexible server from your Laravel application, resulting in the occurrence of this error. This error can be resolved by following the below steps: 1. Download the SSL certificate. https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/mysql/flexible-server/how-to-connect ..read more
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Deploy a DevOps CI/CD platform for Citrix and AVD Automation with Jenkins in Ubuntu Server 22.04
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by Aavisek Choudhury
1M ago
Dear everyone, Today, I will guide you through the process of deploying the Jenkins platform on an Ubuntu server. Jenkins is a versatile automation and orchestration platform designed to facilitate the execution of automation pipelines, particularly useful for deploying Citrix or AVD infrastructure in the Azure Cloud. In this tutorial, I am utilizing Ubuntu Server version 22.04. Before proceeding with the Jenkins installation, it is essential to verify whether Java is already installed on the system. To do so, execute the following command: java –version Since Java is not found you can run th ..read more
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How to Access Citrix Monitoring Database Data from Other Applications with O-Data REST API
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by Aavisek Choudhury
3M ago
Now, you can connect and pull the Citrix Monitoring Database data with the O-Data API released by Citrix. Accessing Citrix Monitor Service data using the OData v4 endpoint in Citrix Cloud is currently under preview. In this article, I will show you how you can pull that data. Picture Credit: Pexels.com To do this, you first need to create the Citrix API client. You should also have access to the Citrix Cloud. A Citrix Cloud account is required to use Citrix Cloud Services APIs. Create an API client In the Citrix Cloud console, click the menu in the upper left corner of the screen. Select the ..read more
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