Microsoft has made their Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) generally available- on September 30, 2019. The OS (Operating System) Giant is also looking forward to release details on the upcoming new features for its Azure-based Virtualization Service.

In September 2018, Microsoft uncovered the Windows Virtual Desktop and made its public preview in March 2019. Thousands of customers kick-started the WVD during the review. After seeing this successfully working, WVD client is now available for:

  • Windows
  • Mac
  • Android
  • iOS
  • HTML5

Windows Virtual Desktop is a new service from Microsoft which launches Windows 10 Virtualization, its functionalities, and additional support for Windows Server RDS (Remote Desktop Services). With the help of WVD, users can virtualize the following applications by remotely running them through Azure Virtual Machines:

  • Windows 7 and windows 10
  • Office 365 Pro Plus applications
  • Some ( specific ) Third-Party Applications

Microsoft will also provide the users additional access to virtualize their Windows 7 desktops with Security updates till January 2023. This means that customers who have purchased the Virtual Desktop will continue to get security updates for Windows even after January 14, 2020 when Microsoft ends support for Windows 7.

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Company’s Corporate Vice President, Brad Anderson stated, “VDI (virtual desktop infrastructure) is one of the top ten workloads on-premises. Companies want to move this to the cloud and WVD is really the only way to run real Windows 10 clients, multiuser, in the public cloud”

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