RDS from the Cloud: Deploy Windows Virtual Desktop

Free White Paper

Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) is Microsoft’s cloud service for virtualization desktops and applications. Unlike traditional Remote Desktop Services (RDS), users don’t have to worry about the necessary infrastructure. This guide shows you how to deploy Windows Virtual Desktop.

Deploying Windows Virtual Desktop

WVD is based on a multi-user version of Windows 10, Windows 7 or Windows Server. There are native client applications for all major operating systems such as Windows 10, macOS, Android and iOS. Additionally, WVD can be accessed from any device with an HTML5-capable web browser.

Companies that still rely on Windows 7 can look forward to 3 years of free support for this version of the operating system if they migrate their applications to Windows Virtual Desktop.

This white paper shows you how to deploy Windows Virtual Desktop in just 3 steps:

  • Creating clients for Windows Virtual Desktop
  • Creating service principals and role assignments with PowerShell
  • Setting up a host pool with the Azure Marketplace