The Redmond House made the platform publicly available Windows Virtual Desktop, a feature based on the Cloud infrastructure of Azure which allows you to start a virtualized session of the Windows 10 and Windows 7 operating systems. The launch takes place about a year after the announcement that was made during the conference Ignite 2018.
Although the General availability phase has only started now, Windows Virtual Desktop is already a widely used product. The preview was launched in fact last March and the companies that have adopted it should be over 20 thousand, a success also due to the fact that it is a multi-platform and even Web-based solution.
Windows Virtual Desktop can be used not only on Windows but also on Linux, MacOS, Android, iOS as well as directly from the browser thanks to a special version implemented in HTML5. Virtualization also extends to Office 365, in the ProPlus variant, allowing you to use all the tools for productivity and sharing of the suite.
There are no limits in terms of bootable instances, so a single user can refer to more work sessions and as many virtualized operating systems. Charging is based on consumption as traditionally occurs in PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service), so you will only pay for the resources actually used.
Windows Virtual Desktop makes its debut in a sector that already offers numerous alternatives, but in this case it is a solution directly supported by Microsoft, that is the company that develops not only virtualization software but also platforms and applications that are virtualized. This should ensure a higher level of optimization.