Windows Virtual Desktop Preview
The best virtual desktop experience – delivered on Azure
Deploy and scale virtualised Windows desktops and apps on Azure
Windows Virtual Desktop Preview is a comprehensive desktop and app virtualisation service running in the cloud. It's the only virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) that delivers simplified management, multi-session Windows 10, optimisations for Office 365 ProPlus 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.
Deliver the only multi-session Windows 10 virtual desktop experience
Provide your users with the only multi-session Windows 10 desktop virtualized in the cloud that’s highly scalable, always up to date, and available on any device.
Enable optimizations for Office 365 ProPlus
Deliver the best Office 365 ProPlus experience, with multi-session virtual desktop scenarios to provide the most productive virtualized experience for your users.
Migrate Windows Server remote desktops and apps to Azure
Migrate your Remote Desktop Services (RDS) environment with simplified management and deployment experience on Azure.
Deploy and scale in minutes
Quickly virtualize and deploy modern and legacy desktop apps to the cloud in minutes with unified management in the Azure portal.
More secure, productive virtual desktop experience on Azure with Microsoft 365
Deploy a complete, intelligent solution that enhances creativity and collaboration for everyone. Shift to Microsoft 365 and get Office 365, Windows 10, and Enterprise Mobility + Security.Learn more
Flexible migration to the cloud for Remote Desktop Services
Optimize your cloud experience while lowering costs for your Windows Server desktops and apps. Get all the tools and resources you need to migrate your apps, data, and infrastructure at your own pace, with confidence.Explore Azure migration
Supported transition to Windows 10
With extended support for Windows 7 ending soon, get free extended security updates for your Windows 7 virtual desktop. This includes more support options for previous app versions while you transition to Windows 10.Get details
Why trust Windows Virtual Desktop?
Microsoft invests more than USD 1 billion annually on cybersecurity research and development.
We employ more than 3,500 security experts completely dedicated to your data security and privacy.
Azure has more compliance certifications than any other cloud provider. View the comprehensive list.
Flexible, scalable pricing
With Windows Virtual Desktop, pay only for Azure Virtual Machines and Azure Storage consumed by users during their use of the service. Select deployment options to match your needs.Learn more
Get started with Windows Virtual Desktop
Technical documentation and quickstarts
Learn how to deploy the optimal environment, get hands-on, and explore options for migrating to Windows Virtual Desktop.Go to documentation
Learn how you can deploy and scale your Windows desktops and apps on Azure in minutes, with built-in security and compliance.Watch the video
Frequently asked questions about Windows Virtual Desktop
Windows Virtual Desktop supports Windows 10 multi-session, Windows 10 single-session, Windows 7 single-session and Windows Server 2012 R2 and newer operating systems.
Partners such as Citrix and VMware will deploy integrate and build on the Windows Virtual Desktop capabilities. Microsoft Cloud Solution Providers will offer Windows Virtual Desktop to their customers. Software and service providers will offer targeted solutions in the Azure Marketplace. Find a partner on the Microsoft Partner page.
Access Windows 10 Enterprise and Windows 7 Enterprise at no additional cost if you have an eligible Windows 10 Enterprise or Microsoft 365 licence. Access desktops powered by Windows Server Remote Desktop Services at no additional cost if you're an eligible Microsoft Remote Desktop Services (RDS) Client Access License (CAL) customer. You pay only for the Azure compute, storage and networking associated with the virtual machines that you use in your environment. Take advantage of options such as one-year or three-year Azure Reserved Virtual Machine Instances, which can save you up to 72 percent compared to pay-as-you-go pricing. Reserved Virtual Machine Instances are flexible and can easily be exchanged or returned.