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Who Should Attend?

This is a technical TechMentor hands-on training seminar, but it is appropriate for and designed to be accessible by those in technical decision-making roles as well. As such, it's geared to information technology professionals (IT PROS), cloud administrators, architects, IT leaders, Chief Information Officers, and Chief Technology Officers.

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TechMentor 2-Day Training Seminar: Seamless Migration to Azure Virtual Desktop
October 3-4, 2024
9:00AM – 4:00PM (Central)
Level: Intermediate
Attend: In-person at Roam Grandscape, The Colony, TX OR Virtually


The shift towards cloud-based solutions is inevitable in the rapidly evolving landscape of virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI). This two-day workshop is designed for IT professionals who aim to transition from Citrix or VMWare Virtual Desktops to Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD). Attendees will gain a comprehensive understanding of the migration process, best practices, and the tools necessary to execute a smooth transition.

The workshop will kick off with an exploration of the core concepts of AVD, highlighting its advantages over traditional on-premises VDI solutions. Participants will learn why AVD is not just a trend but a strategic move that offers scalability, security, and cost-efficiency. We will delve into the architecture of AVD, compare it with existing Citrix and VMWare setups, and discuss how to plan for a seamless migration.

Day one will focus on pre-migration strategies, including assessing current VDI environments, understanding dependencies, and preparing the Azure environment for migration. The hands-on sessions will guide you through setting up a pilot deployment, ensuring you have the confidence to manage and troubleshoot the initial setup.

Day two will be dedicated to the actual migration process. You will engage in real-world scenarios, employing migration tools and techniques to transfer existing workloads to AVD. By the end of the workshop, you will be equipped with the knowledge to optimize, maintain, and monitor your new AVD environment, ensuring a robust and user-friendly VDI experience.

Join us to empower your organization with Azure Virtual Desktop's cutting-edge capabilities and take the first step towards a future-proof VDI solution.

Day 1: Understanding and Preparing for Migration

  • Morning Session (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
    • Introduction to Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD)
      • Overview of AVD features and benefits.
      • Comparison with Citrix and VMWare Virtual Desktops
    • Assessment of Current VDI Environment
      • Tools for assessment
      • Identifying migration challenges
    • Azure Environment Preparation
      • Setting up Azure prerequisites
      • Network and storage considerations.
  • Lunch (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM)
  • Afternoon Session (1:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
    • Pilot Deployment
      • Creating a pilot environment
      • Testing and validation
    • Migration Planning
      • Migration strategies
      • Timeline and resource allocation

Day 2: Executing Migration and Post-Migration Practices

  • Morning Session (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
    • Migration Tools and Techniques
      • Hands-on with migration tools
      • Transferring workloads to AVD
    • User Experience and Data Migration
      • Ensuring minimal downtime
      • Data integrity and security
  • Lunch (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM)
  • Afternoon Session (1:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
    • Optimization and Best Practices
      • Performance tuning
      • Cost management
    • Monitoring and Maintenance
      • Tools for monitoring AVD environments
      • Routine maintenance tasks

Attendee Workstation Requirements:
You must provide your own computer (Windows or Mac) for this seminar with the following technologies installed on the computer before the workshop.

  • Visual Studio Code
  • PowerShell 7
  • AZ PowerShell module
  • Azure account with Administrator access (free starter account is ok)

If you are attending Virtually, your computer should have a camera, Internet connection, speakers, and a microphone.

Meet Our Speaker

Greg Altman
IT Infrastructure Manager, Author, Speaker

Greg Altman is an IT infrastructure manager with 30 years of experience in the field. He has earned Microsoft Server and Azure certifications and has a broad knowledge of PowerShell, server management, and ADHD. He recently spoke at the TechMentor Conference at Microsoft HQ, sharing his insights and best practices on these topics. Greg has also written for several websites and, most recently, several eBooks for Conversational Geek, where he discussed some of the latest trends and challenges in IT. Greg blogs at, where he writes about various IT topics, such as tips, tools, reviews, and personal stories. Greg is an avid motorcyclist and has completed two Iron Butt certifications for long-distance motorcycle rides (so far) and attended the Yamaha Champions Riding School. He enjoys exploring new places and roads on his bike and documenting his adventures on his blog. Greg is passionate about IT and motorcycles and strives to excel in both domains.

Event Details

If attending in-person, the facility name you are looking for is Roam Grandscape

Roam Grandscape
5752 Grandscape Blvd Suite 225
The Colony, TX 75056
(972) 366-5580


Free parking is available throughout Grandscape.


The following hotels are close to the Roam training center:

Hampton Inn & Suites Dallas - The Colony
3650 Plano Parkway
The Colony, Texas 75056 USA

Homewood Suites by Hilton Dallas - The Colony
3750 Bargain Way
The Colony, Texas 75056 USA

Top Reasons To Join Us

In-Depth Training.

If you are an IT professional looking for intense training, TechMentor Training Seminars provide focused in-depth training with one of the top experts in the field. Attend this 2-Day training seminar and learn how to transition from Citrix or VMWare Virtual Desktops to Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD).


With small classes and expert instructors, the intimate setting of these TechMentor courses allows for networking with your peers to learn from their experiences, problem-solve, and brings solutions back to your office.

Get the Most Out of Your Time.

If you don't have time for a full 4, 5 or 6-day conference, look no further. Get in-depth, actionable training that fits in with your busy schedule in this two-day in-person OR virtual TechMentor seminar.

Looking For More? If you are interested in more IT Pro training offerings, check out and to explore the events, sessions, workshops and hands-on training options we offer.

Register by September 13th to Save $150


  • Early Bird Registration through September 13th
  • Standard Registration through October 2nd
  • 2-Day Seminar
    (Price per attendee - In-person or Virtual)
  • $1,400
  • $1,550
  • Team - 2-Day for Groups of 3 or More
    (Price per attendee - In-person or Virtual)
  • $1,350
  • $1,500

Discounts are available for alumni, government employees, and educators. For more information, contact us at, or 949.296.9840.

Part of a team of 3 or more? Contact us at, or 949.296.9840 for more information and pricing.

Please make checks payable to: 1105 Media

Send checks to: 1105 Media Inc. General Lockbox, File 2273, 1801 W Olympic Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91199-2273

Questions? Contact Sara Ross at, or 949.296.9840

REFUND AND CANCELLATION: You may substitute one person in your place by contacting at least five business days prior to the event. If you must cancel all or part of your registration, your refund request must be sent no later than 20 business days prior. Your fee will be returned, less a $250 cancellation fee. No refunds will be issued within 20 days of the event.

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