This course teaches Azure administrators how to plan, deliver, and manage virtual desktop experiences and remote apps, for any device, on Azure. Lessons include implementing and managing networking for Azure Virtual Desktop, configuring host pools and session hosts, creating session host images, implementing, and managing FSLogix, monitoring Azure Virtual Desktop performance and health, and automating Azure Virtual Desktop management tasks. Students will learn through a mix of demonstrations and hands-on lab experiences deploying virtual desktop experiences and apps on Azure Virtual Desktop and optimizing them to run in multi-session virtual environments. Candidates of this course must have solid Azure administration skills. This course assumes prior experience, including virtualization, networking, identity, storage, backup and restore, and disaster recovery. Students should have knowledge of on-premises virtual desktop infrastructure technologies as they relate to migrating to Azure Virtual Desktop. Students are expected to have used the tools common to the Azure environment, such as the Azure PowerShell and Cloud Shell.
Learning Path 1: Plan a Windows Virtual Desktop Architecture
In this Learning Path, you will learn how to assess existing physical and virtual desktop environments, plan and configure name resolution for Active Directory (AD) and Azure Active Directory Domain Services (Azure AD DS), and plan for Windows Virtual Desktop client deployments.
- Windows Virtual Desktop Architecture
- Design the WVD architecture
- Design for user identities and profiles
- Prepare for deployment of Azure Windows Virtual Desktop (Azure AD DS)
- Prepare for deployment of Azure Windows Virtual Desktop (AD DS)
Learning Path 2: Implement a WVD Infrastructure
In this Learning Path, you will learn how to manage connectivity to the internet and on-premises networks, create a host pool by using the Azure portal, deploy host pools and hosts by using Azure Resource Manager templates, apply OS and application updates to a running WVD host, and create a master image.
- Implement and manage networking for WVD
- Implement and manage storage for WVD
- Create and configure host pools and session hosts
- Create and manage session host image
- Create and configure host pools and session hosts (Azure AD DS)
- Deploy host pools and session hosts by using the Azure portal (AD DS)
- Implement and manage storage for WVD (Azure AD DS)
- Deploy host pools and hosts by using Azure Resource Manager templates
- Deploy and manage host pools and hosts by using PowerShell
Learning Path 3: Manage Access and Security
In this Learning Path, you will learn how to plan and implement Azure roles and RBAC for WVD, implement Conditional Access policies for connections, plan and implement MFA, and manage security by using Azure Security Center.
- Manage access
- Manage security
- Configure Conditional Access policies for connections to WVD (AD DS)
Learning Path 4: Manage User Environments and Apps
In this Learning Path, you will learn how to plan for FSLogix, install FSLogix, configure Cloud Cache, deploy an application as a RemoteApp, and implement and manage OneDrive for Business for a multi-session environment.
- Implement and manage FSLogix
- Configure user experience settings
- Install and configure apps on a session host
- Windows Virtual Desktop profile management (Azure AD DS)
- Windows Virtual Desktop profile management (AD DS)
- Windows Virtual Desktop application packaging (AD DS)
Learning Path 5: Monitor and maintain a WVD infrastructure
In this Learning Path, you will learn how to plan and implement a disaster recovery plan for WVD, configure automation for WVD, implement autoscaling in host pools, and optimize session host capacity and performance.
- Plan and implement business continuity and disaster recovery
- Automate WVD management tasks
- Monitor and manage performance and health
- Implement autoscaling in host pools (AD DS)
Students for AZ-140: Configuring and Operating Microsoft Azure Virtual Desktop are interested in delivering applications on Azure Virtual Desktop and optimizing them to run in multi-session virtual environments. As an Azure Virtual Desktop administrator, you will closely with the Azure Administrators and Architects, along with Microsoft 365 Administrators. Azure Virtual Desktop administrator responsibilities include planning, deploying, packaging, updating, and maintaining the Azure Virtual Desktop infrastructure. They also create session host images, implement and manage FSLogix, monitor Azure Virtual Desktop performance, and automate Azure Virtual Desktop management tasks.