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 is 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 virtualised in the cloud which is highly scalable, always up to date and available on any device.
Enable optimisations for Office 365 ProPlus
Deliver the best Office 365 ProPlus experience, with multi-session virtual desktop scenarios to provide the most productive virtualised 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 virtualise and deploy modern and legacy desktop apps to the cloud in minutes with unified management in the Azure portal.
Extend your Windows 7 security updates for free
Extended support for Windows 7 is ending 14th January 2020. Get free extended security updates for your Windows 7 virtual desktop—offering more options to support legacy apps while you transition to Windows 10.
Partner for success
Get up and running with help from an experienced Microsoft partner. Choose from authorised providers in the Azure Marketplace or a Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider who can help simplify your deployment of Windows Virtual Desktop—while adding additional value and capabilities.
Get started with Windows Virtual Desktop
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 will deeply 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.
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 are an eligible Microsoft Remote Desktop Services (RDS) Client Access Licence (CAL) customer. You pay only for the Azure compute, storage and networking associated with the virtual machines 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 versus pay-as-you-go pricing. Reserved Virtual Machine Instances are flexible and can easily be exchanged or returned.