Petter Arnesen

Petter Arnesen

Azure MVP, automation dude, techie, senior consultant

Oslo, Norway

Petter is a senior consultant at Aztek and mainly works with Azure and Microsoft 365. He has a strong passion for automation and prefers a well written PowerShell script over any manual task.

After being in the IT industry for over 15 years he has worked with most Microsoft technologies, in addition to technologies from VMware, Cisco, Fortinet, HPE, Veeam and others.
Having experience from both server operatings system and software, networking, storage and server hardware means he can see the broader picture in most cases.

Microsoft products has always been what is closest to his heart, ever since his first certification back in 2007. He loves to keep himself up to date and trying out new technologies.


Area of Expertise

  • Information & Communications Technology


  • Azure
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Technologies

The jungle of Azure Virtual Desktop scenarios/setups

Azure Virtual Desktop can be set up in a multitude of ways. From the simplest "just a desktop in the cloud" scenarios to the more locked down variants where you stream apps and block screen captures, use FSLogix and so on.
Let's look at setting up the simplest scenarios and how you can use Azure Virtual Desktop in the more advanced ways.

Lifting and shifting to Azure

There are still a lot of on-the-ground workloads out there, many of them still running on aging hardware. Therefor one should not forget about a good ol' lift-n-shift to the cloud.
Moving from infrastructure on the ground to PaaS or SaaS in the cloud is good, but what if you don't have time? What if your hardware is near failure? That's where lift and shift comes to the rescue.

(Azure) Arc-ing from the cloud to the ground

Azure Arc is a service that enables management of workloads on the ground in Azure. This is great in this hybrid day and age, but what is it really and what can you do with it?
Let's take a look at the setup of it and what it can do for you

Azure Virtual Desktop, usecases and reference designs

Azure Virtual Desktop is a really cool service and it has a lot of usecases. In this session I will go over some of those usecases and their benefits and drawbacks. I'll also accompany them with some reference designs for you to use on your own.

Windows 365: Why? When? When not?

One of the newest members of Microsofts 365 lineup is Windows 365. It provides virtual desktops running in the cloud and some features around this.
So why should you use it? For which usecases is it a great fit and when should you not use it? Can you use Azure Virtual Desktop in stead?

There is no definitive answer to any of these questions but in this session I'll try to shed some light on this great service and in the end you should have enough info to make a decision on your own, for your own usecase

From 0 to Windows 365

Windows 365 is a fairly new service in the Microsoft world and it has a long list of similarities with Azure Virtual Desktop. The difference being that while Azure Virtual Desktop is optimized for flexibility, Windows 365 is optimized for simplicity.

But how simple is it? Can we get through all needed steps and have a working Windows 365 install by the end of this session?

What is Azure Virtual Desktop?

The short answer can be found in Microsofts vision for the service: become a flexible cloud VDI platform for nearly any use case—accessible from virtually anywhere.
But I'll go into a bit more detail and go through what's included, how it works, how it's licensed, priced and so on.

MVP-Dagen 2022

October 2022 Oslo, Norway

NIC X Edition

June 2022 Oslo, Norway

Global Azure Norway

April 2021

Petter Arnesen

Azure MVP, automation dude, techie, senior consultant

Oslo, Norway