Keep the image up to date
I deployed a Win 2016 DSVM yesterday, but have had so many issues with it i don't think it's worth continuing. So far...
1. Can't connect with RDP due to a missing windows security patch on the image.
2. My code won't run because python libraries are several versions behind. Tripped up so far by numpy (1.11 installed vs 1.14 current), tensorflow (1.5 installed vs 1.9 current), pandas (0.20 vs 0.23)
3. Even on NC-series using GPU my tensorflow workload runs half the speed i get on my laptop CPU.
This VM sounds great in theory but in practice didn't deliver.