Implementing Storage for Azure Virtual Desktop
Azure Virtual Desktop Storage Solutions - Introduction

Your Storage is your data, so in Azure Virtual Desktop we need to address your storage needs. This comes in a few flavors: FSLogix User Profiles and Office Profiles as well as the Storage solution that they will be mounted from and the disks for your Operating Systems and data drives.  

In this course, we will help you design your Azure Virtual Desktop storage components so you can get the most out of them in your AVD solution but also control cost to make AVD a more cost-effective solution with a dedicated focus on preparing you for the Azure Virtual Desktop Specialty exam.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand Azure Virtual Desktop Storage requirements
  • Recommend an appropriate storage solution 
  • Configure storage for FSLogix components
  • Configure storage solution
  • Configure disks
  • Create and configure file shares
  • Protect your storage using Azure Backup
  • Understand high availability and disaster recovery

Intended Audience

  • Azure administrators with subject matter expertise in planning, delivering, and managing virtual desktop experiences and remote apps, for any device, on Azure
  • Anyone looking to learn more about Azure Virtual Desktop


To get the most out of this course, you should already have some knowledge of:

  • Azure Storage accounts
  • Storage capacity planning
  • Storage performance 
  • Windows PowerShell

Thanks for joining this course on Azure Virtual Desktops Storage Solutions. No matter if you're prepping for the AVD certification or just want to brush up on your skills, you'll learn how to select the optimal storage solutions for your AVD environments, control your costs, and protect your AVD environments with Backups, HA, and DR. My name is Dean Cefola and I've been in the IT industry for over 20 years. Today I'm an Azure Principal Engineer at Microsoft and I've been working with Azure Virtual Desktop since before the beginning. I hope that you'll find this course entertaining and educational, so please rate this course when you're done and let me know how I did.

Who should attend this course? Well, it's anybody who's interested in learning how Azure Virtual Desktop works and those studying for the AVD Specialty exam. Through this course, I'll help you to understand Azure Virtual Desktop Storage requirements and then we'll talk through those storage solutions so you can select the right one for your environment. We'll talk through Azure Virtual Machine disk performance and capacity, we'll touch on high availability and disaster recovery, and then we'll configure a storage solution for FSLogix. And we'll finish up by creating, configuring, protecting, and authorizing your FSLogix file shares.

Now, you'll get the most out of this course if you already have an administrator-level understanding of Azure Cloud Storage Services, an understanding of storage capacity and performance, Azure Protection Services for Backup, High Availability, Disaster Recovery, PowerShell and automation skills, and, of course, Azure Virtual Desktop and FSLogix.

Feedback is how we can all improve and if you have any feedback regarding this course, please contact One last thing before we get started, everything I'm taking you through and showing you at the time of filming, this course is up to date, but the cloud changes over time. So if you find anything becomes out of date, please let us know at so we can fix it. All right, let's dive into AVD Storage Solutions.

About the Author

Dean Cefola is a Principal Azure Engineer at Microsoft and has worked in the IT industry for over 20 years. Dean has been supporting Azure Virtual Desktop from the beginning and is the Microsoft FastTrack Global Leader for AVD.