Windows Virtual Desktop

Enable a secure, remote desktop experience from anywhere

Access your desktop and applications from anywhere

Set up Windows 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 licenses. Manage your end-to-end Windows Virtual Desktop deployment alongside other Azure services within the Azure portal.

Deploy and scale in minutes

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

Reduce cost using existing licenses

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

Deliver the only multi-session Windows 10 virtual desktop experience

Provide your users with the only multi-session Windows 10 desktop virtualized in the cloud that’s highly scalable, always up to date, and available on any device.

Built-in intelligent security

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

Access Windows 10 desktop and applications from anywhere, on any device.

Regardless of your device type (Windows, Mac, iOS, Android or any other device with an HTML5 web client) bring-your-own-device (BYOD) and remote connect to your enterprise experience with Windows Virtual Desktop. ITs can pick whatever Azure VM will meet their teams needs and leverage the Windows 10 multi-session advantage that only Azure offers. With Windows 10 multi-session, you can run multiple concurrent user interactive sessions easily with the same deployment for more cost efficiency.

Windows 10

Leverage the seamless Microsoft Teams and Microsoft Office experience

Provide employees the same experience as a local desktop or laptop – whether you are managing your inbox with outlook, sharing files on OneDrive or collaborating with colleagues on Microsoft Teams meetings.

Deploy and scale quickly with Azure portal

The Azure portal is your management hub for Windows Virtual Desktop. Configure network, deploy desktop and enable security with a few clicks. Setup automated scaling with Logic Apps and manage your images efficiently with Azure image gallery. You focus on your desktop apps and policies and Azure will focus on managing the rest.

Modernize your Citrix and VMWare virtual desktop infrastructure

Maximize investments and skills with Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktop service and VMware Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure to integrate Windows Virtual Desktop into existing desktop and app virtualization environments.

In addition to support for hybrid deployments, a centralized management and advanced tooling, Citrix and VMware customers can rapidly deploy Windows 10 Enterprise multi-session on Azure virtual machines.

Why trust Windows Virtual Desktop?

Built-in security

  • Securely store all your employee and company data in Azure instead of local desktops
  • Leverage Azure security offering such as Azure Firewall, Azure Security Center, Azure Sentinel and Microsoft Defender ATP for end to end security from the endpoint to the applications

Compliance

  • Take advantage of Windows Virtual Desktop compliance certifications including ISO 27001, 27018 and 27701, PCI, FedRAMP High for Commercial and HIPAA

Dynamic policy engines

  • Use conditional access to manage risks before you grant users access to your Windows Virtual Desktop environment
  • Setup Multi-factor authentication for secure login
  • Protect your Azure infrastructure by enabling role-based access control (RBAC) and detect threats using Azure Security Center

Reduce cost with Windows Virtual Desktop

Windows Virtual Desktop is a free service and can be used with your existing Microsoft 365 or Windows per user license. There are no additional license costs.

Save on infrastructure and IT overhead by moving all your VDI into a managed service in the cloud.

Frequently asked questions about Windows Virtual Desktop

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