Route own Intune data to Log Analytics using custom logs

I often write blogs about getting data with the Graph API and using it for monitoring. A while ago I was thinking about how to get my own data into Log Analytics.

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Disable user tenant creation

  • November 17, 2022

It looks like Microsoft has added a new option that allows users to create tenants. Some people have seen the Tenant Creation option in the regular Azure portal but was removed fast.

Recently I had a situation where a customer asked me how to make sure the AVD environment always has the same WAN IP. To give Azure Virtual Desktop a fixed external IP, some options are available.

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Launching the first version of Az.Avd WVD PowerShell module

During my travel the past year in the world of AVD I noticed I’m using the common Az.DesktopVirtualization PowerShell module very often, but there are some limits.

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Delete assigned user from a personal AVD session host automated

An Azure Virtual Desktop environment has two types of host pools, a pooled and a personal type. The main difference between them is the user assignment.

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Configure AVD Start VM on Connect automated with role assignments and Graph API

Costs are a topic of an Azure conversation very often. As we all know you pay for usage, if it is storage, CPU or bandwidth usage, (almost) every resource has its price.

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How to configure dynamic recipients in DevOps environments

As mentioned in earlier posts Azure DevOps is a really nice way to deploy Azure resources automated. During my travel through Azure DevOps for managing Windows Virtual Desktop resources I moved from classic pipelines and releases to the new YAML pipelines.

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Prepare Azure DevOps for AVD deployment – Create a Service Connection Automated

Using Azure DevOps is a really nice way to deploy resources in Azure, so also for Windows Virtual Desktop. Before you are able to deploy resources into Azure with pipelines you will need to setup a project and a service connection first.

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Configure Azure Firewall Premium features for AVD automated

Security became important more and more. It is recommend, now the days arrived where the most people work from home and IT is moving to the public cloud, to use a good firewall with less complexity as possible.

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Using LaMetric Time to monitor an AVD environment

A lot of people in the Microsoft community are using a fancy gadget called LaMetric Time. It is a smart clock which can show time, receiving notifications from a lot of different environments and more.

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Monitor Azure Virtual Desktop required URL’s with Log Analytics Workspace

Microsoft has provided a list with URL’s which you need for running a Azure Virtual Desktop environment. In this blog post I will explain how to monitor any issues related to the AVD required URL’s.

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