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Microsoft has given Windows Virtual Desktop a new name, rebranding their desktop and app virtualisation service as Azure Virtual Desktop

More than 2 years after its launch, Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) has been renamed to Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD). Microsoft has also announced that along with the rebrand, AVD will also be gaining a range of new security and management capabilities. The vision behind the release of these new changes is to better support businesses as they adapt to the permanent switch to remote and hybrid workplaces.


Microsoft rebrands Windows Virtual Desktop as Azure Virtual Desktop

What are the benefits of the changes?

Kam VedBrat, Microsoft Partner Group Program Manager, wrote in a blog post, that public previews of the new features in AVD to improve security and management for users were coming soon. These previews include enhanced support for Azure Active Directory, and Quickstart experience – a simplified and efficient onboarding experience for AVD in the Azure portal. These additions to the service will make deployments more cost-effective, streamlined and secure, and support businesses as they navigate the new flexible working landscape.


What is Azure Virtual Desktop?

Azure Virtual Desktop is Microsoft’s flexible cloud Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) for the hybrid workplace. An intelligent desktop and app virtualisation service that runs in the Microsoft cloud, it helps organisations of all sizes enable secure remote work. Easy to set up and deploy in minutes, AVD provides users with uninterrupted, remote access to workspaces, resources and applications running on Windows 10 and Windows server desktops.


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