Windows Virtual Desktop now available worldwide
Microsoft has announced the worldwide availability of Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) cloud service. Windows Virtual Desktop is a comprehensive Microsoft Azure desktop and application virtualization service that can be used by any device. It is the only service that provides simplified management and deployment, optimizations for Office 365 ProPlus, support for Windows 10 Multisession, and for RDS environments. The complex infrastructure for a VDI environment is largely eliminated; administration of typical components such as connection brokers, gateways or web servers is not required. WVD is available for customers with Microsoft 365 E3, E5, A3, A5, F1 and Business subscriptions, and a valid Azure subscription is required.
In addition, Windows Virtual Desktop provides an easy way to extend Windows 7 support. For Windows 7 workloads in WVD, the software company offers Extended Security Support (ESD) at no additional cost. Windows 7 desktops will continue to receive security updates for up to three years after January 14, 2020.
Microsoft has announced further news and functions for the Ignite conference in November. For example, the software group and its partners would like to present storage solutions specifically adapted for this service. Whether the support for WebRTC will then also be announced is still open. This service reduces latency problems and is especially needed for Microsoft teams.