Microsoft Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) bug with Multisession Windows 10 version 2004

I have today found out a major bug in Microsoft Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) with OS Windows 10 Multisession version 2004. After helping a client with expanding some FSlogix storage, I saw there was some important patches for OS (CU) and some security patches, its always recommended to apply these patches, as you will gain performance and stability and improve security.

But after applying these CU, I ran into a very strange problem that when you login to the Multisession host from any WVD client, the Windows screen flicker and keep updating in the GUI and you couldn’t do anything not click anything inside the desktop. After some research on the web, I saw other people facing the same issue with as I saw. The interesting part was that Pieter Wigleven from Microsoft, confirm this bug and that the Microsoft Search team will solve this part in future builds of Windows.

UPDATE 22TH SEPTEMBER 2020
FROM PIETER WIGLEVEN, MICROSOFT

This specific issue only impacts Windows 10 Enterprise/multi-session version 2004 and the fix is currently scheduled for release in the third week of October 2020. 

In that third week of October - if you manually click the “Check for Updates” button you will get it. 

If you won't check manually, you’ll receive this bugfix in November's Patch Tuesday (second week of the month).

 

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VMware Horizon 8

VMware have released a new version of VMware Horizon 8 (2006), and this release is for now general available from August 2020. This is a major release, so I hope you like this article I put together. VMware have made some huge improvements in this release, which customers/partners are going to benefit from. HINT – If you are using Nvidia vGPU (on-prem) I highly recommend you upgrade to NVIDIA vGPU 11, as this is supporting VMware Horizon 8 (2006). I have in this article also included the new features of Horizon Cloud service for IBM Cloud, AWS, Azure. Lets dig into what is new.

What is new in VMware Horizon 8

VMware Horizon 8 provides the following new features and enhancements
  • VMware Horizon Connection Server On-Premises
  • VMware Horizon Agent for Linux
  • VMware Horizon Agent for Windows
  • VMware Horizon GPO Bundle
  • VMware Dynamic Environment Manager 2006
  • VMware Unified Access Gateway 3.10
  • VMware Horizon Clients 2006 for Android, Linux, iOS, Mac, Windows, HTML Access
VMware Horizon Cloud services:
  • VMware Horizon Cloud Service v3 (Azure, AWS, On-prem)

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Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktop 7 2006

Citrix have released a new version of Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktop 7 2006

Release is now available for download, June, 2020.

Citrix Virtual Apps & Desktop 7 2006 is a CR release.
Read more about CR here

Citrix Virtual Apps (former name: XenApp) Citrix Virtual Desktop (former name: XenDesktop)

Citrix raises the bar of for user experience and new product release of following technologies:

  • Director 2006
  • Virtual Delivery Agents 2006 for ServerOS and ClientOS
  • Virtual Delivery Agent 2006 for Linux
  • Citrix Licensing 11.16.6
  • Citrix Federated Authentication Service 2006
  • Storefront 2006
  • Provisioning 2006
  • Profile Management 2006
  • Workspace Environment Management 2006
  • Session Recording 2006
  • Workspace App 2006 for Windows
  • Workspace App 2006 for Linux
  • Workspace App 2006 for Chrome
  • Workspace App 2006 for Android
  • Workspace App 2006 for HTML5
  • Workspace App 2006 for ChromeOS

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Microsoft Meet Community event – Windows Virtual Desktop

Hi all, today I presented at the first online Microsoft Meet Community event around Microsoft Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) which was organised by Christiaan Brinkhoff + Microsoft. Thank you all for participating my session, I understood there was 1.000+ participants so that is awesome, wish I could see you all like the “good old” 2019 conferences way, but hey its Covid times and its better to be safe home. As promised in my session I would share my slides they are available to download here:

Download my slides from my presentation on below link:
New NVIDIA and AMD virtual machine GPU options for WVD by Thomas Poppelgaard

I put together 76 slides, so hopefully you learned a lot and can use my slides in your work. Feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions or need help with WVD.

/Thomas Poppelgaard
Most Valuable Professional (MVP) in WVD/RDS

AMD GPU’s (NVv4-Series) VMs are now Generally Available in Azure

Hi all, I am excited to share that Microsoft have made NVv4 VM now general available in US South Central and Europe West regions.

I have been testing the NVv4 in Azure US South Central and West Europe for some months and performance is simply amazing. I am very excited Azure finally have GPU-P in production now and customers can benefits of having SR-IOV lowering the bar of enabling your virtual machine instance in Azure with GPU capability.

Customers who are doing EUC such as Microsoft WVD/RDS, Citrix CVAD, VMware Horizon, Nutanix XIframe, Parallels RAS, Teradici can now benefit of these new GPU instances in Azure. I highly recommend doing a POC to see benefit of these instance.

I will in this blogpost cover what is the new NVv4 instance and how to choose an instance and install and what the price is.

Enjoy /Thomas Poppelgaard

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