Implementing Business Continuity for Azure Virtual Desktop

An important aspect of any Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD) environment is ensuring you have a backup and a disaster recovery plan. To get the most out of this cloud-hosted service, it is important to ensure you are utilizing a robust and efficient solution to facilitate backup and DR. This will give a much better experience for your users.

This course will help you plan and implement business continuity plans for your Azure Virtual Desktop and allow you to understand how it integrates with the other Azure native backup and DR services.  

Learning Objectives

  • Plan and implement a disaster recovery plan for Azure Virtual Desktop
  • Design a backup strategy for Azure Virtual Desktop
  • Configure backup and restore for FSLogix user profiles, personal Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), and golden images

Intended Audience

This course is intended for anyone who wants to become an Azure Virtual Desktop Specialist and is preparing to take the AZ-140 exam.


If you wish to get the most out of this course, it is recommended that you should have a good understanding of Azure administration, however, this is not essential.


Hello and welcome to this course on Planning and Implementing Business Continuity in Azure Virtual Desktop

My name is Shabaz Darr and I’ll be your instructor for this course. I am an Azure Virtual Desktop Specialist and have been working in the Microsoft cloud services for several years, specifically with Azure Virtual Desktop since its inception, and have multiple Azure-focused certifications.

My contact information is available on the screen. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions, comments, or concerns and I will be happy to discuss these with you. 

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This course is intended for anyone planning to take the Azure Virtual Desktop Specialty exam and anyone interested in learning how to deploy an Azure Virtual Desktop environment

 By the end of this course, you will have knowledge on:

•   Planning and Implementing a disaster recovery plan for Azure Virtual Desktop

•   Designing a backup strategy for Azure Virtual Desktop

•   Configuring backup and restore for FSLogix user profiles, personal virtual desktop infrastructures (VDI), and golden images

To get the most from this course you should have an Administrator-level understanding of Azure Cloud services

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About the Author

Shabaz Darr is a Senior Infrastructure Specialist at Netcompany based in the UK. He has 15 years plus experience working in the IT industry, 7 of those he has spent working with Microsoft Cloud Technologies in general, with a focus on MEM and IaaS. Shabaz is a Microsoft MVP in Enterprise Mobility with certifications in Azure Administration and Azure Virtual Desktop. During his time working with Microsoft Cloud, Shabaz has helped multiple public and private sector clients in the UK with designing and implementing secure Azure Virtual Desktop environments.