ENABLE A SECURE, REMOTE DESKTOP EXPERIENCE FROM ANYWHERE
With Azure Virtual Desktop, you can secure remote work.
Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD) is a Microsoft Azure-based service that allows companies to deliver a full Windows experience to their workers, whether on-premise or remote, through the cloud. As the name implies, with AVD the Windows desktop, along with Windows-based applications, are accessed virtually.
In fact, the entire Windows environment, including applications, data, the user’s desktop interface, and even the Windows operating system itself, are all housed in the cloud rather than on the user’s local hard drive.
WHY AZURE VIRTUAL DESKTOP?
Azure Virtual Desktop provides access to a virtual Windows computer running whatever apps a typical IT-sanctioned Windows computer should be running for your business. By taking advantage of Azure’s cloud infrastructure, businesses can setup multi-session Windows 10 deployments optimized to run in multi-user virtual scenarios.
From the worker’s perspective, their Azure Virtual Desktop is the same as their traditional PC settings in the office.
From the business’ perspective, the cost of purchasing, setting up, deploying, and securing physical hardware can be saved by entrusting Microsoft and Azure to handle those specifics in the cloud.
Access Windows 10 desktop and apps from anywhere, on any device.
Regardless of your device type (Windows, Mac, iOS, Android or any other device with an HTML5 web client) bring-your-own-device (BYOD) and remote connect to your enterprise experience with Azure Virtual Desktop. ITs can pick whatever Azure VM will meet their team's needs and leverage the Windows 10 multi-session advantage that only Azure offers. With Windows 10 multi-session, you can run multiple concurrent user interactive sessions easily with the same deployment for more cost efficiency.
Leverage the seamless Microsoft Teams & Microsoft Office experience
Provide employees with the same experience as a local desktop or laptop – whether you are managing your inbox with Outlook, sharing files on OneDrive or collaborating with colleagues on Microsoft Teams meetings.
Built-in Intelligent Security | Keep your apps and data secure and compliant with security capabilities that proactively detect threats and take remedial action.
Deploy and scale in minutes | Simplify deployment and management of your infrastructure and quickly scale based on your business needs.
No additional license costs – Azure Virtual Desktop is a free service and can be used with your existing Microsoft 365 or Windows per-user license. Reduce infrastructure costs by right sizing VMs and shutting down VMs in use. Increase utilization of VMs with Windows 10 multi-session. Avoid upfront costs and align operational expenses to business usage. Reduce management overhead by moving all of your VDI into a managed service in the cloud.
Deploy & Scale Quickly with Azure Portal
The Azure portal is your management hub for Azure Virtual Desktop. Configure network, deploy desktop and enable security with a few clicks. Set up automated scaling with Logic Apps and manage your images efficiently with Azure image gallery. You focus on your desktop apps and policies and Azure will focus on managing the rest.
With Azure Virtual Desktop, users can work from anywhere, using the latest desktop and application virtualization cloud technology, empowering companies to provide a secure, productive experience in an ever-changing world.
This e-book shares an overview of desktop virtualization, the distinct benefits of Azure Virtual Desktop, why it’s important, the security surrounding it, and tips for deployment.