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    Have you explored Windows Virtual Desktop?


    by rahulh1 ·


    Have you explored Windows Virtual Desktop for enabling your teams to work remotely, How is your experience?

    Since the COVID-19 Pandemic, there has been a dramatic and rapid shift in the speed at which organizations of all sizes have enabled remote work. Companies examining priorities and shifting resources with agility can help their employees stay connected from new locations and devices, allowing for business continuity essential to productivity.

    How effective and efficient you think WVD is in enabling remote work activities?

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      For us, not a required system.

      by rproffitt ·

      In reply to Have you explored Windows Virtual Desktop?

      But yes we explored it and found we didn’t need it. For some companies maybe but for us it looked like a solution in search of a problem.

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      Some Notable Aspects.

      by jakepaul4543 ·

      In reply to Have you explored Windows Virtual Desktop?

      Microsoft Windows Virtual Desktop is a comprehensive desktop and app virtualization service hosted on azure. Windows Virtual Desktop is currently in public preview and promises simplified management, support for Remote Desktop Services (RDS), and multi-session Windows 10. Since it’s on the cloud you know it’s always up to date, secure, and highly scalable. You can virtualize and deploy both legacy and new apps to Microsoft Azure on Windows Virtual Desktop insuring users have access to every system a non-virtual desktop would provide.

      1. Cost
      From an IT and operations perspective, virtual desktops are a highly beneficial tool. They reduce desktop management, infrastructure, and support costs. Upkeep and managing a PC accounts for 50-70% of the cost of owning a PC making virtual desktops a quick cost saving solution. This allows for easy account set up for new employees without needing to purchase, install and provide upkeep for a new system. New users can be quickly added or deleted saving management time and resources. It’s much cheaper to provide an employee with a thin client over a new computer. A thin client is a computing device connected to a network, without the hard drives, fans, memory, storage, computing power, and applications it can run on its own. Because of this, there is also a lower risk of needing to replace the device. Some companies also have a bring your own device (BYOD) policy where employees use their own device which they pair to the company VDI.

      Virtual desktops offer enhanced security to its users. Especially Windows Virtual Desktop, as it offers the same security Azure provides. Your computer hardware can’t be stolen, lost, or tampered with since your information is stored on a remote server. This minimizes security threats as corporate data is stored in a secure virtual private network (VPN) to insure only your employees can access the information.

      3.Employee Efficiency
      With the ability to remotely access your files at any time, remote workers have more flexibility than ever. Flat tires, bad weather, and travel won’t stop your employees from accessing information they need from another device to complete work. Not only will this make your employees extremely efficient but also creates a better work culture providing flexibility that never existed before. Many employees are no longer tied to a physical location.

      These points give you a brief but notable overview of Windows Virtual Desktop.

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      Windows Virtual Desktop

      by marrythomas ·

      In reply to Have you explored Windows Virtual Desktop?


      Windows Virtual Desktop offers flexibility and scalability and also allows users to access their personal desktop, along with all their files and data from any device.

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