Posted by: kurtsh | November 1, 2019

RELEASE: Windows Virtual Desktop now generally available

imageWe finally released Windows Virtual Desktop – the highly scalable, available, and globally accessible remote desktop solution, delivered through Microsoft Azure.  Creating & managing both Remote Desktop Services as well as VDI/Virtual Machine-based desktops, Windows Virtual Desktop provides a great solution for Enterprises that need to stop managing & supporting the infrastructure required for a similar on-prem solution.

Today, we’re excited to announce that Windows Virtual Desktop is now generally available worldwide. Windows Virtual Desktop is the only service that delivers simplified management, a multi-session Windows 10 experience, optimizations for Office 365 ProPlus, and support for Windows Server Remote Desktop Services (RDS) desktops and apps. With Windows Virtual Desktop, you can deploy and scale your Windows desktops and apps on Azure in minutes.

Since we announced Windows Virtual Desktop last September, and through the public preview announced in March, thousands of customers have piloted the service and taken advantage of the Windows 10 multi-session capability—validating the importance of this feature as a core part of the service. Customers also represented, all major industries and geographies, helping us get feedback from different customer types and locations. As a result, as of today the service is now available in all geographies. In addition, the Windows Virtual Desktop client is available across Windows, Android, Mac, iOS, and HTML 5.

imageWatch the Microsoft Mechanics video on Windows Virtual Desktop’s general availability here:

Read more off the Microsoft 365 Blog from our Corporate VP, Brad Anderson:

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