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Desktop virtualization

Nowadays, remote work has become a common practice that has proven to be the right solution.

Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) refers to the use of virtualization and virtual machines to provide and manage virtual desktops. Users can access these virtual machines remotely from supported devices and remote locations, and all the processing is completed on the host server.

Virtualization helps address specific business needs

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Security and regulation

Financial Services
Healthcare
Government

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Elastic workforce

Mergers and acquisition
Short term employees
Contractor and partner access

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Specific employees

BYOD and mobile
Call centers
Branch workers

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Specialized workloads

Design and engineering
Legacy apps
Software dev test

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With Windows Virtual Desktop, you can set up a scalable and flexible environment:

  • 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
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You can deploy and manage virtual desktops:

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Use the Azure portal, Windows Virtual Desktop PowerShell and REST interfaces to configure the host pools, create app groups, assign users, and publish resources.

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Publish full desktop or individual remote apps from a single host pool, create individual app groups for different sets of users, or even assign users to multiple app groups to reduce the number of images.

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As you manage your environment, use built-in delegated access to assign roles and collect diagnostics to understand various configuration or user errors.

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Use the new Diagnostics service to troubleshoot errors.

Only manage the image and virtual machines, not the infrastructure. You do not need to personally manage the Remote Desktop roles like you do with Remote Desktop Services, just the virtual machines in your Azure subscription.

You can also assign and connect users to your virtual desktops:

  • Once assigned, users can launch any Windows Virtual Desktop client to connect users to their published Windows desktops and applications. Connect from any device through either a native application on your device or the Windows Virtual Desktop HTML5 web client.
  • Securely establish users through reverse connections to the service, so you never have to leave any inbound ports open.
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Azure infrastructure cost, per user per month

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User licensing

If you have already purchased any of the following licenses below, from licensing perspective you are eligible for WVD. In other words, that means you do not need to purchase WVD licenses, because you already have it.

Client

Customers are eligible to access Windows 10 single and multi session and Windows 7 with Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) if they have one of the following licenses:

  • Microsoft 365 E3/ES
  • Microsoft 365 A3/A5/Student Use Benefits
  • Microsoft 365 F1
  • Microsoft 365 Business
  • Windows 10 Enterprise E3/E5
  • Windows 10 Education A3/A5
  • Windows 10 VDA per user
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Server

Customers are eligible to access Server workloads with Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) if they have one of the following licenses:

  • RDS CAL license with active Software Assurance (SA)
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