Set up Azure Virtual Desktop (formerly Windows Virtual Desktop) in minutes to enable secure remote work. Provide the familiarity and compatibility of Windows 11 with the new scalable multi-session experience for your end users and save costs by using existing eligible Windows licenses. Manage your end-to-end Azure Virtual Desktop deployment alongside other Azure services within the Azure portal.
Deliver Windows 11 desktops and applications virtually anywhere
Provide employees the best virtualized experience with the only solution fully optimized for Windows 11 and Microsoft 365.
Built-in intelligent security
Help keep your applications and data secure and compliant with security capabilities that can proactively detect threats and take remedial action.
Deploy and scale in minutes
Simplify deployment and management of your infrastructure and scale quickly based on your business needs.
Reduce cost using existing licenses
Use existing eligible licenses to reduce costs with a modern cloud-based virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), and pay only for what you use.
Access Windows 10 and Windows 11 desktop and applications from virtually anywhere
Bring your own device (BYOD) and access your desktop and applications over the internet using an Azure Virtual Desktop client such as Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, or HTML5. Choose the right Azure virtual machine (VM) to optimize performance and leverage the Windows 10 and Windows 11 multi-session advantage on Azure to run multiple concurrent user sessions and save costs.
Leverage the seamless Microsoft Teams and Microsoft Office experience
Provide employees with the same experience they’d have on a local desktop or laptop—whether they’re managing their inbox with Outlook, sharing files in OneDrive, or collaborating with colleagues on Microsoft Teams.
There are no additional license costs—Azure Virtual Desktop can be used with your existing eligible Microsoft 365 or Windows per-user license.
Reduce infrastructure costs by right-sizing virtual machines (VMs) and shutting them down when not in use. Increase utilization of VMs with Windows 10 and Windows 11 multi-session. Avoid upfront costs and align operational expenses to business usage.
Reduce management overhead by moving all your virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) to the cloud with a managed service.
Deploy and scale quickly within the Azure portal
The Azure portal is your management hub for Azure Virtual Desktop. Configure network settings, add users, deploy desktop apps, and enable security with a few clicks. Set up automated scaling and manage your images efficiently with Azure Shared Image Gallery. Focus on your desktop apps and policies while Azure manages the rest.
Modernize your Citrix and VMware virtual desktop infrastructure
Maximize your investments and skills by integrating Azure Virtual Desktop into existing desktop and app virtualization environments with Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops with Azure and VMware Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure.
In addition to support for hybrid deployments, centralized management, and advanced tooling, Citrix and VMware customers have the ability to rapidly deploy Windows 10 and Windows 11 Enterprise multi-session on Azure Virtual Machines.