Windows Virtual Desktop
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Windows Virtual Desktop: Opportunity

Remote work for employees reflects an entirely new way of operating for many organizations. Employees are suddenly navigating everything from setting up remote productive and secure work spaces, to putting systems and processes in place that support collaboration and business continuity during time of pandemic.
Virtualization infrastructure allows employees to access their computer and be able to work anywhere anytime. It’s the basis to enabling employees to work remotely, while staying productive, collaborative, and fostering a sense of community without compromising security.
Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) enables businesses to perform app and desktop virtualization efficiently and securely by running it on Azure (the cloud).
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Windows Virtual Desktop: Benefits

Bring your own device

Remote employees can securely access company resources from their own unmanaged devices.

Device cost

Run programs inexpensively from your devices, like thin clients, Chromebooks, and NUCs.

Virtualization

Reduce unused processing power based on the user’s and team’s needs.

Whitelisted access

Create virtual workspaces securely with Windows Virtual Desktop and Azure NAT Gateway.

No VPN slowdown

By migrating to Windows Virtual Desktop on Azure, you gain more scalability for crisis events.

Working remotely

Windows Virtual Desktop allows you to easily work from home.

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Why you should choose Windows Virtual Desktop

The platform of your choice

Connect from any device of your choice (Windows, MacOS/iOS, HTML5, Android, Linux*).

Windows Differentiation

Like Windows on site, comprehensive device support

Advanced protocol

Supports Windows Hello for BusinessDynamic bandwidth usage adjustment

Containerized User Profiles

Containerized User Profiles (FSLogix) with fast VHD load times

Native O365 performance

Uncompromised O365 email and calendar performance, real-time Outlook search, persistent and non-persistent environments.

Teams enhancements

Best conferencing and media experience with multimedia redirection feature and powerful low-latency audio and video calls

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Windows Virtual Desktop: Value Proposition

Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) gives you the best Windows 10 multi-session virtual desktop and Office 365 ProPlus experience, allowing you to spin up and scale out Windows desktops in Azure within minutes right from the Azure Portal.

WVD certified solutions address hybrid requirements and existing solutions, and are now covered by the Azure Migration Program, ensuring the most cost-effective, frictionless way to move to the Cloud.

Windows Virtual Desktop

The best virtual desktop experience, delivered on Azure
With Windows Virtual Desktop, organizations can optimize their desktop virtualization experience and leverage the power of a modern cloud to be more flexible with their workforce, run specialized apps, and improve security.

Virtualization makes IT simpler to manage and less costly to own and operate

  • Increased IT agility, flexibility, and scalability
  • Significant cost savings
  • Greater workload mobility
  • Increased performance and availability of resources
  • Ability to automate operations

Why choose Windows Virtual Desktop?

Platform of your choice Connect from any device of your choice (Windows, MacOS/iOS, HTML5, Android, Linux*)

Windows differentiation Like-local Windows experience extensive support for devices

Enhanced protocol Support for Windows Hello for Business; Dynamically adapting bandwidth utilization

Containerized User Profiles Containerized User Profiles (FSLogix) with fast VHD load times

Native O365 performance Uncompromised O365 email and calendar performance Real-time Outlook search Persistent and non-persistent environments

Teams enhancements Best conferencing and media experience with multimedia redirection capability and high-performance, low latency audio and video calling

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Windows Virtual Desktop: Solution Overview

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Windows Virtual Desktop:
Customer Stories

Allow secure, client data and legacy apps access. Improve productivity and security.


Products and Services

  • Azure
  • Microsoft 365 Business Premium
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Office 365
  • Windows Virtual Desktop

This collaboration allowed us to have enhanced backups and greater uptime, as well as improved access, security, and features for those of us who work remotely.

 

Brain Lakkides
President
Financial Freedom House

 

Source: Microsoft Partner Network
Rapidly enable 5,000 employees to securely work from home to maintain core hospital functions and patient care.

Products and Services

  • Azure
  • Azure DevOps
  • Azure Kubernetes Service
  • Azure Virtual Machines
  • Windows Virtual Desktop

Even as technology changes rapidly, we can respond and deploy what the organization needs thanks to the agility we gained with Azure, which leads to better clinical outcomes and more patient-first services.

 

Jeff Thomas
Vice President und Chief Technology Officer
Sentara Healthcare
 
Source: Microsoft Partner Network
A single integrated suite of security services to better protect endpoints, regardless of employee operating system.

Products and Services

  • Azure
  • Azure Advanced Threat Protection
  • Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection
  • Windows 10
  • Windows Virtual Desktop
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Security and compliance is never a destination, it’s always a journey. We believe that Microsoft tools and cloud services offer great assistance as we travel down that path of continuous improvement. 

 

Marc Elkins
Vice President, Associate General Counsel und
Chief Compliance Officer
Cerner Corporation
 
Source: Microsoft Partner Network