Enable secure remote working in a matter of minutes by using Azure Virtual Desktop, formerly known as Windows Virtual Desktop. Get the familiarity of Windows 10 with a new scalable multi-session experience for your team, plus it’s covered in your existing eligible Windows licenses, helping you to save. What’s more, you can manage the deployment of Azure Virtual Desktop within the Azure portal.
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The benefits of Azure Virtual Desktop
With Azure your virtual desktop runs on the cloud, giving your team secure access to all the applications, systems, and data they need on any device wherever they are.
How it works
Unlike your PC or laptop-based desktop, where the Windows operating systems runs on the device; an Azure Virtual Desktop actually runs the operating system on the Azure Cloud. This is then accessed remotely, from pretty much any device; including: thin client devices, mobile devices, web browsers, and traditional desktop PCs and laptops.
Because the desktop never leaves the Azure environment, and you are just viewing and interacting with it with a piece of client software; you gain several advantages, namely:
- You can utilise the immense computing power of Azure to power your desktop, with very little resource required on the client device
- As the data and applications are running in Azure, there is (with appropriate security settings) no data held on the local device
- The remote desktop can be accesses from literally anywhere where there is a reasonable Internet connection.
Bring your own device
Bring your own device (BYOD) has become increasingly popular over the last 12 months, but having employees use their own devices presents access and security issues. With Azure Virtual Desktop these problems are removed. Whether it’s Windows, Mac, iOS, Android or HTML5, users can get the same experience on their own device as they would on a machine in the office, with all the same applications and the same level of security.
No matter the device, employees can access their Outlook, Office Apps and Microsoft Teams easily. Making it easy for users to continue on the go and in the office on any device, allowing them to remain productive.
Being able to stretch your IT budget further is something every business wants. There’s no extra cost for Azure Virtual Desktop when you use your existing eligible Microsoft 365 licenses. Plus, the benefits mean that you can make savings elsewhere. From saving on device spend, to usage and more.
Easy management in the Azure portal
It’s important for your IT department to be able to manage your services easily. With AVD You can configure settings, add and remove users, deploy apps and more all within a few clicks via the Azure portal. Making management simple and straight forward, meaning your users are up and running at speed, preventing delays and improving efficiency within your organisation.
Azure Virtual Desktop presents its benefits to varying sectors in their own way. Here’s how…
Here at String we support you from start to finish and work with you to understand your organisation to find the right IT services to suit your business needs. From planning to delivery and implementation, we’ll be there every step of the way ensuring a smooth transition that works for your business with minimal disruption. Plus, we’ll support you from completion and into the future, ensuring you get the most out of your cloud solution with the help of our certified experts.