With Microsoft AzureVirtual Desktop

Enable a secure, remote desktop experience from anywhere

With Azure Virtual Desktop, organisations can optimise their desktop virtualisation experience and leverage the power of a modern cloud to be more flexible with their workforce, run specialised apps and improve security.

Windows Virtual Desktop Hero

Quickly deploy virtual desktops and apps to enable secure remote work

Set up Azure Virtual Desktop in minutes to enable secure remote work. Provide the familiarity and compatibility of Windows 10 with the new scalable multi-session experience for your end users and save costs by using the same Windows licences.

Deliver Windows 10 desktops on any device, anywhere

Provide employees with the best virtualised experience with the only solution fully optimised for Windows 10 and Office 365.

Built-in intelligent security

Keep your apps and data secure and compliant with security capabilities that can proactively detect threats and take remedial action.

Deploy and scale in minutes

Simplify deployment and management of your infrastructure and quickly scale based on your business needs.

Reduce cost using existing licences

Use existing licences to save costs with a modern cloud-based virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and only pay for what you use.

With Azure Virtual Desktop

Deliver the only multi-session Windows 10 experience

Azure Virtual Desktop (WVD) gives you the best Windows 10 multi-session virtual desktop and Office 365 ProPlus experience, allowing you to spin up and scale out Windows desktops in Azure within minutes right from the Azure Portal.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Windows Virtual Desktop is a comprehensive desktop and app virtualization service running on
the cloud. It is the only service that delivers simplified management, multi-session Windows 10, optimisation for Office 365 ProPlus, and support for Remote Desktop Services Environments.
With Windows Virtual Desktop you can deploy and scale your Windows desktops and apps on Azure in minutes, with built-in security and compliance.

The virtual desktop infrastructure including broker, gateway, load balancer, diagnostics etc. is managed by Windows Virtual Desktop.

You only need to focus on your virtual desktop and apps, and any policies you need for governance.

  • Multi-session Windows 10 that delivers the cost advantages of server-based virtualization
  • The best service to virtualize Office 365 ProPlus running in multi-user virtual scenarios
  • The only service to provide Windows 7 virtual desktop with free Extended Security Updates, giving you more options to support legacy applications while you transition to Windows 10
  • Bring your existing Remote Desktop Services (RDS) and Windows Server desktops and apps
  • Manage Windows 10, Windows Server, and Windows 7 desktops and apps all with a unified management experience on Azure
  • Seamlessly virtualize both desktops and apps

Windows Virtual Desktop enables a capability of Windows 10 Enterprise multi-session available only in Azure. This allows full fidelity access to a Windows 10 experience – including the user experience, Office ProPlus support, Microsoft Edge, Cortona, per user search index and access to the Microsoft store – while taking advantage of the cost efficiency of shared compute resources previously only available with server-based virtualization.

Windows Virtual Desktop supports Windows 10 multi-session, Windows 10 single-session, Windows 7 single-session and Windows Server 2012 R2 and newer operating systems.

WVD reduces customer costs by reducing infrastructure, licensing, and labor costs. Multi- session Windows 10 allows significant savings in compute resources, and WVD service now replaces complex management requirements of RDS/VDI solutions. WVD is free to use with many existing licenses and you no longer have to pay for RDS CAL licenses. Finally, labor savings are realized by the shift from IaaS to PaaS removing the need to manage core services like broker/gateway/web access etc. reducing management overhead

Yes. The best experience of Office is with Office 365 ProPlus, which is supported by Windows 10 multi-session. Perpetual versions of Office will not be supported by Windows 10 multi-session but will be supported on Windows Server operating systems with Windows Virtual Desktop.

You need an Azure Tenant and a Subscription with enough resource creation permissions.

That’s all!

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