Welcome to this week’s roundup! This roundup includes Azure news, feature releases, and fantastic articles to inform you on what you need to know about Azure!

Intro: CI/CD Pipelines for Bicep

John Folberth demonstrates building a CI/CD pipeline in Azure DevOps for a .NET application and Bicep templates. John provides detailed notes on each stage and breaks it apart into multiple pipelines.

AVD: Getting Started with Azure Virtual Desktop

Katy Nicholson gives the first in a series of articles on getting started with Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD). AVD is one of several Microsoft solutions for providing virtual desktops in the cloud. Katy breaks down the prerequisites, settings up a host pool, configuring applications, and managing hosts.

Manage Azure Monitor agent on virtual machines

Baki Onur Okutucu covers the new unified monitoring agent called the Azure Monitor agent. This new agent provides more flexibility to monitor Azure VMs or scale sets and send logs to multiple locations. Baki documents installing the agent, creating data collection rules, and viewing logs in a Log Analytics workspace.

Work with parameters in Bicep

Barbara Forbes provides another great article discussing how to work with Bicep parameters. Parameters provide flexibility to use the same Bicep template in multiple scenarios. Barbara documents how to provide parameters values using inline values, PowerShell hash tables, parameter files, and a JSON file.

Using Azure AD Join and Login with Microsoft Azure

John Savill released another great video tutorial on using RDP with an Azure AD account. John demonstrates the Azure AAD login extension, enabling users for remote access, and the different user roles.