Windows Virtual Desktop pricing

The best virtual desktop experience – delivered on Azure

Access Windows 10 Enterprise and Windows 7 Enterprise desktops and apps at no additional cost if you have an eligible Windows or Microsoft 365 licence. Get free Extended Security Updates until January 2023 for your Windows 7 virtual desktop – offering more options to support legacy apps while you transition to Windows 10.

Access desktops powered by Windows Server Remote Desktop Services desktops and apps at no additional cost if you are an eligible Microsoft Remote Desktop Services (RDS) Client Access License (CAL) customer.

You need an Azure account to quickly deploy and manage your virtualization environment. Pay only for the virtual machines and storage you use and take advantage of options such as one-year or three-year Azure Reserved Virtual Machine Instances, which can save you up to 72 percent versus pay-as-you-go pricing. Reserved Virtual Machine Instances are flexible and can easily be exchanged or returned.

FAQ

  • You are eligible to access Windows 10 and Windows 7 with Windows Virtual Desktop if you have one of the following licences*:

    • Microsoft 365 E3/E5
    • Microsoft 365 A3/A5/Student use benefits
    • Microsoft 365 F1
    • Microsoft 365 Business
    • Windows 10 Enterprise E3/E5
    • Windows 10 Education A3/A5
    • Windows 10 VDA per user

    *Customers can access Windows Virtual Desktop from their non-Windows Pro endpoints if they have a Microsoft 365 E3/E5/F1, Microsoft 365 A3/A5/Student use benefits or Windows 10 VDA per user licence.

  • You are eligible to access Windows Server 2012 R2 and newer desktops and apps if you have an RDS CAL license with active Software Assurance (SA).

  • You are eligible to access FSLogix Profile Container, Office 365 Container, Application Masking and Java Redirection tools if you have one of the following licences:

    • Microsoft 365 E3/E5
    • Microsoft 365 A3/A5/Student use benefits
    • Microsoft 365 F1
    • Microsoft 365 Business
    • Windows 10 Enterprise E3/E5
    • Windows 10 Education A3/A5
    • Windows 10 VDA per user
    • Remote Desktop Services (RDS) Client Access Licence (CAL)
    • Remote Desktop Services (RDS) Subscriber Access Licence (SAL)

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