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Getting Started with Azure Virtual Desktop

On-Demand / 4 hrs 7 min


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.

Course Instructor: Nicole Stevens

Nicole Stevens is Technical Director of an ISV in the UK. Nicole has spent over twenty years working within software development, starting out as an Oracle DBA, troubleshooting performance, design and integration for large enterprises across EMEA. Nicole is a Microsoft Certified Solutions Architect with a current focus in re-architecting legacy software solutions within the cloud.

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Course Outline

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.

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:

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:

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:

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What the prerequisites for this course?

We recommend that you have basic sysadmin skills, along with a high-level understanding of software development. You do not need to be a programmer to succeed in this course.

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