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Microsoft releases Windows Virtual Desktop preview

Apr 02, 2019 | 43 views

Starting this week, Microsoft will allow some corporate Windows 10 users to access the Windows Virtual Desktop service hosted on the Azure cloud. The news was announced by the company last September during the Ignite conference, and is now available as a preview to a group of customers. The service gives companies access to Office 365 ProPlus, as well as facilitating the management of machines and their software.

The environment also offers regulated sectors the possibility of providing mobile employees with a virtual desktop with security assurance. Another advantage is that companies can run multiple Windows 10 sessions on a single virtual machine.

The technology of FSLogix, a company specializing in desktop virtualization, acquired last year by Microsoft, was instrumental in making the feature viable. Basically, this intelligence makes Microsoft give non-persistent users more agile access to apps, such as Outlook and OneDrive.

Access to the service is included in the corporate signature of Microsoft 365, however, companies must hire Azure and virtual machines to activate it. For now, the service is only available to a small group of US customers. The expectation is that it be offered in all regions covered by Azure.