In my opinion, one of the most interesting services to be launched this year by Microsoft was Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD). If you aren't sure what WVD is exactly, I wrote some initial thoughts on the service here and here earlier this year. Right at the end of September, the service went GA so here … Continue reading How to – Deploy Windows Virtual Desktop
This month, Microsoft announced the introduction of a new method of running your Windows and Linux VMs within Azure. Dedicated Host is a new service that provides you with a single-tenant-host to run your workloads on. Or to phrase that more simply, your very own physical server in an Azure datacentre. Azure Dedicated Host Groups … Continue reading What is Azure Dedicated Host?
A regular starting point for most people when first using Azure, or any public cloud, is a virtual machine. Depending on your environment, VMs can be one of the most expensive resources. It's no surprise that this can be a strong negative when considering a move to cloud. Before anything is deployed, it's important that … Continue reading How to – Reduce your Azure IaaS Costs
Back in 2017, Microsoft announced the introduction of B-Series compute. Since then, the service offering hasn't changed a huge amount but it is one of the most consistently misunderstood VM SKUs available. Part of this is how they are displayed on the portal. Classed alongside the D series as "General purpose" but with a much … Continue reading What is Azure B-Series Compute?
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