Am 30. September 2019 war es endlich soweit: Windows Virtual Desktop ist weltweit verfügbar. 

Dabei handelt es sich um ein virtualisiertes Windows mit Office, das über Azure bereitgestellt wird. Lizensiert wird der Virtual Desktop über Microsoft 365. Folgende Suiten beinhalten Windows 10 multi-session, Windows 10 oder Windows 7:

  • Microsoft 365 F1, E3, E5, A3, A5, Business
  • Windows 10 Enterprise E3, E5
  • Windows 10 Education A3, A5
  • Windows 10 VDA per user

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We also worked closely with our partner ecosystem to help our customers extend Windows Virtual Desktop and get the most out of existing virtualization investments.

  • Starting today, Citrix can extend Windows Virtual Desktop worldwide, including support for Windows 10 multi-session, Windows 7 with free Extended Security Updates for up to three years, and support for Windows Server 2008 R2 with free Extended Security Updates on Azure.
  • Later this year, VMware Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure will extend Windows Virtual Desktop and its benefits, such as Windows 10 Enterprise multi-session and support for Windows 7 with free Extended Security Updates for up to three years. Preview will be available by the end of the calendar year.
  • We also engaged with hardware partners, system integrators (SI), who provide turnkey desktop-as-a-service (DaaS) offerings, and value-added solution providers, who add capabilities such as printing, application layering, assessment, and monitoring on Azure Marketplace. Learn more about Windows Virtual Desktop partners on the documentation page.

General availability of Windows Virtual Desktop is just the beginning. We’ll continue to rapidly innovate and invest in desktop and app virtualization. We look forward to sharing more with you in the coming months. In the meantime, learn more on our product page and get started with Windows Virtual Desktop today.

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