Windows Virtual Desktop

Business continuity: Planning your remote working needs

Windows Virtual Desktop is a comprehensive application and desktop virtualization service that runs in the cloud. It is the only virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) that offers simplified administration, multi-session Windows 10, Office 365 ProPlus optimizations, and support for Remote Desktop Services (RDS) environments.

Solve your homeworking problems immediately and Empower your Business Continuity Plan

Why should you trust Windows Virtual Desktop?

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Key capabilities

  • 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.

Introductory video

Learn about Windows Virtual Desktop, why it’s unique, and what’s new in this video


OS Required license
Windows 10 Enterprise multi-session or Windows 10 Enterprise Microsoft 365 E3, E5, A3, A5, F1, Business
Windows E3, E5, A3, A5
Windows 7 Enterprise Microsoft 365 E3, E5, A3, A5, F1, Business
Windows E3, E5, A3, A5
Windows Server 2012 R2, 2016, 2019 RDS Client Access License (CAL) with Software Assurance

Your infrastructure needs the following things to support Windows Virtual Desktop:

  • An Azure Active Directory
  • A Windows Server Active Directory in sync with Azure Active Directory. You can configure this with one of the following:
    • Azure AD Connect (for hybrid organizations)
    • Azure AD Domain Services (for hybrid or cloud organizations)
  • An Azure subscription that contains a virtual network that either contains or is connected to the Windows Server Active Directory

The Azure virtual machines you create for Windows Virtual Desktop must be:

  • Standard domain-joined or Hybrid AD-joined. Virtual machines can’t be Azure AD-joined.
  • Running one of the following supported OS images.

From 14€ user/month *(check conditions)

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