A few weeks ago, I published the first part of this post, get to it here. In the first part, I wrote about the initial setup and config experience for creating and accessing Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD). Overall, I found the experience to be good, but at times, slightly basic. This is to be expected … Continue reading Windows Virtual Desktop – First Thoughts – Part 2
Last week, Microsoft released Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) to the public in preview. The service was first announced back at Ignite 2018. Microsoft describe the service as follows: Windows Virtual Desktop is a desktop and app virtualization service that runs on the cloud. Here’s what you can do when you run Windows Virtual Desktop on … Continue reading Windows Virtual Desktop – First Thoughts – Part 1
Azure Backup is a service offered within the platform that allows you to backup and restore your IaaS data both from within Azure and on-premises. The integration out-of-the-box within Azure, and the attractive cost point make it a great option for many deployments. Simplicity is also key, for example, you can enable backup right from … Continue reading Azure Backup – New! Instant Restore
If you’re thinking about making a move to Azure, it’s important to first understand how to approach it. With the correct approach and sufficient planning, a migration can be straight forward, efficient and void of surprises. Therefore, the place to start is the Microsoft Cloud Operating Model. This is a detailed white paper that allows … Continue reading Azure Migrate – Where Should I Start?
One of the main benefits of Azure's billing model is that it offers per minute billing. This means that if you have an application/service/environment that isn't required 24/7 you can reduce your costs by using Automation so that you will only pay for what you consume. However, if your environment requires you run a VM … Continue reading Understanding Azure Reserved Virtual Machine Instances