What is Windows Virtual Desktop?

Windows Virtual Desktop

In light of the current worldwide crisis, a lot of people have asked us about the concept of the Windows Virtual Desktop.

So, let’s talk a little bit about what it is.

What is Windows Virtual Desktop?

Windows Virtual Desktop is a desktop and application virtualization service that runs on the cloud – specifically on Microsoft Azure.

Here are ’some of the things you can do when you run Windows Virtual Desktop on Azure:

  • Set up a multi-session Windows 10 deployment that delivers a full Windows 10 with scalability
  • Virtualize Office 365 ProPlus and optimize it to run in multi-user virtual scenarios
  • Provide Windows 7 virtual desktops with free Extended Security Updates
  • Bring your existing Remote Desktop Services (RDS) and Windows Server desktops and apps to any computer
  • Virtualize both desktops and apps
  • Manage Windows 10, Windows Server, and Windows 7 desktops and apps with a unified management experience

Windows Virtual Desktop – scalable and flexible environments

With the functionality provided by Windows Virtual Desktop, you can:

  • Create a full desktop virtualization environment in your Azure subscription without having to run any additional gateway servers.
  • Publish as many host pools as you need to accommodate your diverse workloads.
  • Bring your own image for production workloads or test from the Azure Gallery.
  • Reduce costs with pooled, multi-session resources. With the new Windows 10 Enterprise multi-session capability exclusive to Windows Virtual Desktop and Remote Desktop Session Host (RDSH) role on Windows Server, you can greatly reduce the number of virtual machines and operating system (OS) overhead while still providing the same resources to your users.
  • Provide individual ownership through personal (persistent) desktops.

Windows Virtual Desktop – An Introductory video

This video shares a little about Windows Virtual Desktop and why it’s unique :

Have any of you used the Windows Virtual Desktop?

How impressed are you with the functionality?

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