Azure Virtual Desktop AVD overview of architecture and use cases

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Introduction Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD, formerly known as Windows Virtual Desktop or WVD) is Microsoft’s offering to enable virtualization of desktops and applications in the cloud. As more organizations migrate their resources and services to the cloud, the concept of a cloud-hosted desktop environment has become increasingly popular. AVD comes as a natural evolution step … Read more

New Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 2203 LTSR

Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Deployment and Adoption Resource Center

Citrix has recently announced that the new Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 2203 LTSR release is coming out soon. In the upcoming Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 2203 LTSR, Citrix will be supporting Windows 10, Windows 11, Windows Server 2016, 2019, and 2022 for the Citrix VDA server role. The core Citrix VAD infrastructure will … Read more

Comparison of DaaS and VDI services

Azure Virtual Desktop

Desktop As A Service (DaaS) is a broad term which covers remote computing services running in a cloud (private, public or hybrid). In the framework of DaaS services, end-users can utilize virtual apps and virtual desktops running on a cloud infrastructure. Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) is a very similar concept in which virtual desktop services … Read more

Citrix ADC security vulnerabilities

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Citrix ADC security vulnerabilities description A new security vulnerability with ID CVE-2021-22955 (Unauthenticated denial of service) has been discovered in Citrix ADC, which affects the following Citrix products and firmware versions: Also a new security vulnerability with ID CVE-2021-22956 (Temporary disruption of the Management GUI, Nitro API and RPC communication) has been discovered in Citrix … Read more

Azure Virtual Desktop OS version support

Azure Virtual Desktop

Azure Virtual Desktop support for Windows Azure Virtual Desktop follows the Microsoft Lifecycle Policy and supports the following x64 operating system images: Azure Virtual Desktop support for clients Azure Virtual Desktop officially supports the following clients: Microsoft 365 support for Windows The following supportability statements stand for Microsoft 365 support for Windows versions. Sources https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-desktop/overview … Read more

Azure Virtual Desktop and Windows 365

Azure Virtual Desktop

Azure Virtual Desktop and Windows 365 Microsoft have announced the Windows 365 Cloud PC, an incredibly simple way to securely stream Windows from the Microsoft Cloud, delivered as a complete software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution built on the Azure Virtual Desktop platform. Windows 365 is ideal for customers looking for a personalized Windows experience – including apps, … Read more

Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Deployment and Adoption Resource Center

Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Deployment and Adoption Resource Center

Citrix has developed the new Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Deployment and Adoption Resource Center. Inside this self-service destination, IT administrators and internal launch teams will find all the valuable tools and components they need to drive internal alignment and to ensure your employees, stakeholders, and organization are ready for launch. In a separate article, … Read more

The new Citrix Ready Marketplace

Follow my blog with Bloglovin The new Citrix Ready Marketplace Citrix announced today that they have released the newly revamped Citrix Ready Marketplace portal available at: https://citrixready.citrix.com/. Today, there are more than 700 partners in the Citrix Ready Program and more than 6,100 products listed in the Citrix Ready Marketplace. An overview of the Citrix … Read more

Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Troubleshooting book

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This post is also available in my podcast. I am happy to announce the publication of my new Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Troubleshooting book, which is available for order on Amazon and Smashwords. The Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Troubleshooting book is now live in the Amazon Kindle store. The Citrix Virtual Apps and … Read more

Citrix announced VAD security vulnerabilities

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Case Citrix announced VAD security vulnerabilities. On November 10th 2020 the following vulnerabilities were announced. CVE ID Description Vulnerability Type Pre-conditions  CVE-2020-8269 An unprivileged Windows user on the VDA can perform arbitrary command execution as SYSTEM CWE-269: Improper Privilege Management The attacker must be an authenticated user on the Windows VDA with write access to the C:\ directory CVE-2020-8270 An unprivileged Windows user on the VDA or a SMB user can perform arbitrary command execution as SYSTEM … Read more