Getting Started with Azure Virtual Desktop

Learn How to Deploy AVD and Publish Your First Desktop

Dive into to Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD) in this introductory course and learn how to prepare the infrastructure, deploy AVD, and publish your first desktop. Here’s what you will learn in this course:

What you’ll learn

  • Dive into to Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD) in this introductory course and learn how to prepare the infrastructure, deploy AVD, and publish your first desktop..
  • Deploying Required Azure Infrastructure.
  • Deploying Azure Virtual Desktop.
  • Everything you need to know to get up and running quickly with AVD.

Course Content

  • Azure Virtual Desktop Overview –> 2 lectures • 15min.
  • Deploying Required Infrastructure –> 7 lectures • 1hr 7min.
  • Deploying Azure Virtual Desktop –> 8 lectures • 58min.
  • Image Management Container Profiles and Remote apps –> 6 lectures • 1hr 48min.
  • Summary and further reading –> 1 lecture • 3min.

Getting Started with Azure Virtual Desktop

Requirements

  • We recommend that you have basic sysadmin skills to be successful in this course..

Dive into to Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD) in this introductory course and learn how to prepare the infrastructure, deploy AVD, and publish your first desktop. Here’s what you will learn in this course:

Azure Virtual Desktop Overview

In this section, we’ll cover a quick overview of Azure Virtual Desktop and explain how this is a desktop and app virtualization service that runs on the cloud. We’ll also help you get ready to follow along with the labs.

  • Course Overivew
  • Getting Started with Azure Virtual Desktop
  • Course Materials & How to Follow Along

Deploying Required Infrastructure

Now that you are familiar with the foundations of AVD, you’ll learn how to deploy the required infrastructure, including virtual networks, Azure AD, DNS, and more. In this section you’ll learn:

  • Creating the hub VNet
  • Exploring Desired State Configuration for Active Directory VM Configuration
  • Deploying an Active Directory Domain Services VM
  • Creating identities in Active Directory for AVD deployment testing
  • Synchronising identities to Azure Active Directory
  • Creating and peering a spoke VNet
  • Setting up DNS and testing domain join

Deploying Azure Virtual Desktop

Now that our infrastructure is up and running we can dive deeper into AVD deployments. In this section you’ll learn:

  • Understanding the components of AVD
  • Register resource provider and create a workspace
  • Creating a hostpool and session hosts
  • Assign a user and connect
  • Assigning groups and viewing workspace configuration
  • Exploring hostpool information in the Azure portal
  • Device redirection options from the Azure portal
  • Load balancing options and using the web client

Image Management Container Profiles and Remote apps

Having a great deployment experience means having a variety of images to choose from. In this section you’ll learn:

  • Lab intro and Windows profile with FSLogix lecture
  • Domain join a storage account on a private endpoint
  • Configure permissions and Group Policy for FSLogix
  • Manually creating a golden image and setting up shared image gallery
  • Update a hostpool to a new golden image
  • Publishing a remote app