Microsoft’s Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) service is now available, providing organizations access to applications remotely that are running on top of Windows 7- or Windows 10-based client operating systems. Get started with your WVD migration in just 60 seconds using Nerdio for Azure. Start your free trial now!
1. Windows 10 Multi-session.
With WVD, there’s a new version of Windows 10 that allows multiple users to use the same desktop virtual machine at the same time. This saves money because it requires less Azure infrastructure and provides the user with the same desktop experience as they’re used to on their physical devices.
2. Simpler Profile Management With FSLogix.
This is a user profile container technology that allows the user to switch desktop virtual machines without losing access to their own customizations. With FSLogix, it is now possible to use OneDrive and indexed search functionality in virtual desktops, something that wasn’t possible with RDS.
3. WVD Management Service.
This is a new Azure platform-as-a-service offering that takes care of routing the user’s connection to the proper Azure virtual machine. This sounds simple, but it used to require multiple servers with RDS infrastructure roles in the past. Now Microsoft handles this for you automatically.
4. Simplified Licensing.
With Remote Desktop Services (RDS), you needed a license for the Server operating system, RDS, and Office ProPlus. With WVD, all you need is a subscription to Microsoft 365 or any Windows 10 Enterprise subscription.
Are you an Enterprise organization looking to deploy and manage a large number of Windows Virtual Desktops?