Announced a little over a year ago at the Ignite 2018 event dedicated to the enterprise world, Windows Virtual Desktop is the new Microsoft service that allows you to run a virtualized instance of the Windows 10 (or W7) operating system by leveraging the potential of the infrastructure Azure cloud.
Windows Virtual Desktop, for everyone
After witnessing the debut of the preview version introduced in March (already used by over 20,000 companies), today it makes its official debut in its definitive incarnation. It is accessible to everyone, all over the world, with the client available for Windows, Mac, Android, iOS and in HTML5 edition for running in a browser. Users can also use WVD to work on documents and sheets thanks to virtualization of the Office 365 ProPlus apps.
The roadmap that will lead to the addition of new features is already set, starting in the not too distant future from those that concern them Teams for collaboration between colleagues. Microsoft has created Windows Virtual Desktop based on the technology developed by FSLogix, a company acquired last year.
The market already offers services of a similar nature, but WVD has direct support from the Redmond group and it is hard to imagine that it will soon become the preferred choice: the Redmond company develops the operating system and manages the operations of the cloud, factors that allow it to offer an up-to-date and top-notch experience in terms of performance and security.
On each virtual machine multiple sessions of the operating system can be performed. For customers the price of the service it is directly proportional to the amount of resources used within the Azure infrastructure.