Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD)

Azure Virtual Desktop is a comprehensive desktop and app virtualisation service running in the Microsoft Cloud, Azure.

It’s the only virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) that delivers simplified management, multi-session Windows 10, optimisations for Microsoft 365 Apps for Enterprise, and support for Remote Desktop Services (RDS) environments. Deploy and scale your Windows desktops and apps on Azure in minutes, and get built-in security and compliance features.

The easiest way of thinking about a Azure Virtual Desktop service, is that it is your own personal desktop that is hosted with Microsoft that you can connect to from anywhere. It is perfect for scaling organisations up and down with little or no CAPEX outlay, if you need 500 users one month and then 1000 the next, then we can make this solution scale automatically to meet the demand and with the predictable costs in-line. Scaling back is just as easy.

This scaling reduces the requirement of over-buying desktops and laptops based on a "what if", promotes the use of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), enables a "Work From Anywhere" ethos to your organisation and will attract a higher calibre of new employee.

More secure, productive virtual desktop experience on Azure with Microsoft 365:

  • Deliver the only multi-session Windows 10 virtual desktop experience
  • Enable optimisations for Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise
  • Migrate Windows Server remote desktops and apps to Azure
  • Deploy and scale in minutes
  • Flexible, scale-able pricing

As well as day to day functional business, there are many other use cases for using Microsoft AVD such as quick scaling for software testing or development work or could be used for M&A activity when the need to support a quick on-boarding or off-loading large numbers of employees with fast, easy, secure access to company applications and data.

The adoption of mobile, flexible working on AVD is growing very quickly, if this is something that interests you, we can work with you on a strategy to ensure that this fits your needs, budget and any future projects you may be considering.