Allow Users to Securely Access Virtualised Windows Desktops and Applications from Various Devices

Azure Virtual Desktop is a cloud-based virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) service provided by Microsoft Azure. It allows users to securely access virtualised Windows desktops and applications from various devices, including Windows PCs, Macs, tablets, and mobile devices.

With Azure Virtual Desktop, you can create and deploy virtual machines in the cloud that host the Windows desktop experience, including personalised settings, applications, and data. Users can then access these virtual desktops remotely using the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) client or a web browser.

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“What Microsoft has developed here is simply phenomenal! Azure Virtual Desktop serves so many use cases and is very close to the end user. We were able to achieve maximum success with the project.”

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Azure Virtual Desktop Advantages

  • Flexible Virtual Desktop Deployment: Azure Virtual Desktop enables you to provision and manage virtual machines for hosting virtual desktops based on your specific requirements. You can create and manage multiple desktop images to cater to different user roles and application needs.
  • Secure Remote Access: Azure Virtual Desktop provides secure remote access to virtualised desktops and applications. Users can connect to their virtual desktops from anywhere, using any device, while data and applications remain securely stored and managed in the Azure cloud.
  • Multi-session Windows 10: Azure Virtual Desktop allows multiple users to share a single virtual machine, referred to as a multi-session host. This helps to optimise resource utilisation and reduce costs, as several users can simultaneously use the same virtual machine.
  • Integration with Azure Services: Azure Virtual Desktop integrates seamlessly with other Azure services, such as Azure Active Directory for user authentication and identity management, Azure Monitor for monitoring and diagnostics, and Azure Backup for data protection and disaster recovery.
  • Enhanced Security and Compliance: Azure Virtual Desktop provides advanced security features, such as Azure Firewall integration, network isolation, and role-based access controls. It helps organisations meet compliance requirements by enabling data governance and central management of virtual desktop environments.
  • Scalability and Cost Optimisation: Azure Virtual Desktop allows you to scale the number of virtual desktops up or down based on demand. You pay only for the resources you use, helping to optimise costs and avoid upfront infrastructure investments.

Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD) can be beneficial in various use cases. Here are some common scenarios where Azure Virtual Desktop is advantageous. 

  • Remote Workforce Enablement: AVD enables organisations to provide their employees with secure remote access to virtual desktops and applications. It allows employees to work from anywhere, using their own devices, while ensuring data security and centralised management of desktop environments.
  • Bring Your Own Device (BYOD): AVD supports the BYOD approach, where employees use their personal devices to access corporate applications and data. With AVD, organisations can deliver virtual desktops to employees' devices without compromising security or requiring the installation of company-specific software.

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    Deliver Windows 10 desktops on any device, anywhere

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    Keep your applications and data secure and compliant with security capabilities that can proactively detect threats and take remedial action

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    Simplify deployment and management of your infrastructure and quickly scale based on your business needs

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    Reduce cost using existing licenses

    Use existing licenses to save cost with a modern cloud-based virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and pay only for what you use

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Frequently asked questions

How does Azure Virtual Desktop work?

The virtual desktop infrastructure including broker, gateway, load balancer, diagnostics etc. is managed by Azure Virtual Desktop.

You only need to focus on your virtual desktop and apps, and any policies you need for governance.

What operating systems does Azure Virtual Desktop support?

Azure Virtual Desktop supports Windows 10 multi-session, Windows 10 single-session, Windows 7 single-session and Windows Server 2012 R2 and newer operating systems.

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