Azure Virtual Desktop Published Application and Scaling issues with DPI

Reading Time: 3 minutes Introduction To scale or not to scale, that’s today’s question with Azure Virtual Desktop Lately, I have had a compelling problem with Azure Virtual Desktop where a customer had problems with scaling a Line of business application (LOB) as a published application. Text, icons, and fonts became blurry, especially for users who only used laptops as the primary screen, and changing back and forth between…

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Troubleshooting Azure Virtual Desktop Monitoring

Reading Time: 4 minutes Introduction I was recently involved in a project to troubleshoot some performance issues on Azure Virtual Desktop related to some users who reported connection error “The remote resource can’t be reached” Check your connection and try again” when connecting to Azure Virtual Desktop. When the user connected 2-3 times they could eventually connect. So I naturally started the troubleshooting by looking into Azure Monitor Insights…

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Azure Image Builder or Packer for Windows Virtual Desktop

Reading Time: 9 minutes Introduction So you’re in the situation seeking to automate Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD) image creation. You have discovered Packer and Azure Image Builder, but do not know which to use. Hopefully, I will as short as possible try to make sense of the differences, and why you fancy one of them depending on your scenario. Lucky for you it’s no wrong answer, the secret is…

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0x80004005 office shared computer activation with Windows Virtual Desktop

Reading Time: 2 minutes I was recently involved in troubleshooting shared computer activation with Office on a WVD hostpool image using the latest 20h2-evd-o365pp-g2 image sku and Microsoft 365 Business Premium for Office. To start with the Troubleshooting this was the only error that occurred for end user trying to activate. account issue error code 0x80004005 The Image was using “20h2-evd-o365pp-g2″ from the Azure gallery image. So all the…

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FEITIAN Contactless reader with FIDO2

Reading Time: < 1 minute I had some fun with the FEITIAN Contactless Reader Demo with FIDO2. https://www.ftsafe.com/Products/Card_Reader/Contactless Created a short demo to showcase how it can be used with the FIDO2 in Azure AD using an NFC security key. looks like a good use case for shared devices or multi-user device. Use Coupon CODE Stein-20 when you buy, this will support my channel and give you some discount! 🙂…

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Passwordless Journey

Reading Time: < 1 minute In November 2020, the annual internal Techon was held at my employer. This was my first live stream using workplace by Facebook which was also the first session I have had in a conference style. It was a really nice experience learning more about the streaming opportunities with OBS and my stream deck. I had nicely added all the scenes during the presentation. Even though…

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Windows Virtual Desktop with ARM and Azure DevOps

Reading Time: 8 minutes Introduction In this post we will cover how to setup Windows Virtual Desktop ARM template with Azure DevOps. We walkthrough 2 different ARM templates. I’m using the ARM WVD templates from Microsoft: https://github.com/Azure/RDS-Templates/tree/master/ARM-wvd-templates that came earlier in 2020. CreateAndProvisionHostPool AddVirtualMachinesToHostPool Figure 1: Visualized DevOps Workflow ARM pipelines In Figure 1, we can see that the Azure DevOps build pipeline is integrated with Azure Key Vault…

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Bitwarden and Yubikey

Reading Time: 3 minutes Introduction Password Managers is still a necessity in 2020, and will be for a long time. I’ve been using Bitwarden with YubiKeys for a while now, so it was about time to share some experience, and how easy it’s to get started. Bitwarden https://bitwarden.com/ is an Open Source Password Manager that is hosted on GitHub https://github.com/bitwarden. This means that you have full control over source…

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Intune – MEM – Configure Edge browser for iOS and Android

Reading Time: 4 minutes It’s Time to Move to EDGE Mobile! Back in November 2019 the Managed browser was announced to be retired March 31 2020. Already from February 1, 2020, the Intune Managed Application was going to removed from Google Play Store and iOS App Store. Since March is right around the corner, it’s about time to get prepared to do the switch. Regarding a smooth transition, Microsoft…

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Gearing up for Azure AD Connect cloud provisioning

Reading Time: 4 minutes In this post, we will cover the Azure AD Connect cloud provisioning (preview) released in November 2019. The Cloud provisioning is an Agent that can bridge between on-prem and Azure AD to sync users. I don’t see cloud provisioning as a replacement for AD Connect, but more like simplifying the way to configure user provisioning, across more complex setups with multiple or disconnected forests. Trying…

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