Managing Security on Azure Virtual Desktop

This course will help you manage security on your Azure Virtual Desktop and allow you to understand how it integrates with the other Azure services. It covers understanding conditional access policies, multi-factor authentication, integrating with Microsoft Defender for Cloud, and deploying antivirus onto session hosts.

Learning Objectives

  • Plan and implement conditional access policies for connection to Azure Virtual Desktop
  • Plan and implement Multi-Factor Authentication in Azure Virtual Desktop
  • Manage security by using Microsoft Defender for Cloud
  • Configure Microsoft Defender Antivirus for session hosts

Intended Audience

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


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


Hello, and welcome to this course on Managing Security to 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 with Microsoft cloud technologies for several years, specifically with Azure Virtual Desktop since its inception, and have multiple Azure-focused certifications. My contact information is available on screen. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions, comments, or concerns, and I'll be happy to discuss these with you.

For any other issues, you can always get in touch with us here at Cloud Academy by sending an email to and one of our cloud experts will follow up with you. This course is intended for people that are planning on taking the Azure Virtual Desktop Specialty exam, and anyone who is 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 Conditional Access policies for connections to Azure Virtual Desktop. Planning and implementing multi-factor authentication in Azure Virtual Desktop. Managing security by using Microsoft Defender for Cloud, formerly known as Azure Security Center. Configuring Microsoft Defender Antivirus for session hosts. 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.