What is Windows Virtual Desktop?

What is Windows Virtual Desktop?

Windows Virtual Desktop is an all-inclusive desktop and app virtualization service that runs fully on the cloud. In simpler terms, it enables you and your employees to access your Windows 10 desktop virtually from anywhere, at any time, on any device with internet access.

It is the only service that delivers simplified management, multi-session Windows 10, optimization for Office 365 ProPlus, and support for Remote Desktop Services environments. With Windows Virtual Desktop, you can deploy and scale your Windows desktops and apps in minutes — with built-in security and compliance.

Other capabilities that can only be found on virtual desktop:

  • Set up a multi-session Windows 10 deployment that delivers a full Windows 10 experience with scalability
  • Virtualize Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise and optimize it to run in multi-user virtual scenarios
  • Provide Windows 7 virtual desktops with free Extended Security Updates
  • Manage Windows 10, Windows Server, and Windows 7 desktops and apps with a unified management experience
  • Bring your existing Remote Desktop Services (RDS) and Windows Server desktops and apps to any computer 

Why Desktop Virtualization?

Remote work isn’t going anywhere and supporting a transitioning or hybrid workforce can be simplified with Windows Virtual Desktop.

This cloud-hosted desktop is intuitive, and once it’s installed and implemented on your devices, your employees won’t be able to tell the difference between their traditional desktops and their new virtual environment. You provide easy and secure access to apps and data anywhere, even on-the-go. iPhone, Android, Mac desktop, internet browser — regardless of where you’re signed in, your experience on Windows Virtual Desktop is exactly the same.

Moving forward, by migrating your work and data to the cloud, you’ll stay on top of the rapidly changing business environment and manage business locations, technologies, and employees all in one place. In the cloud, your Windows Virtual Desktop will scale alongside your business as time goes on. If you grow, it grows alongside you, without having to fork over a large investment for new hardware.

You’re able to separate the compute environment from your employees’ devices. By accessing your desktop virtually, you won’t have to worry as much about the device that’s connecting to it, as long as the network connection itself is secure. This greatly lowers your risk of any confidential business information being accessed by an outside source.

Other benefits this cloud-hosted desktop can bring to the table:

  • Flexible Workforce
  • Enhanced Security and Regulation
  • Cost Savings
  • Reduce Labor
  • Eliminate Downtime


In essence, Windows Virtual Desktop replaces or complements your on-premise or local IT infrastructure while bringing a broad range of other benefits that can improve your productivity, processes, and advance the way you do business.