Windows Virtual Desktop

Every business that has been trading for a couple of years has that one piece of software they cannot live without.

Windows Virtual Desktop means you can move to a modern IT environment while still continuing to use those legacy applications your business depends on to function.

Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) is a comprehensive desktop and app virtualisation service running in the cloud. It solves all the problems surrounding legacy apps, security and flexibility by publishing your application to a cloud desktop and allowing the end-user to access the desktop on whatever device they prefer, wherever they may be in the world.

Hosted on Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform, Windows Virtual Desktop is a Windows 10 based desktop environment. As it is from Microsoft and hosted on Azure, it works closely with Office 365. Therefore, you can use your Office 365 applications, licences and data storage seamlessly within your WVD environment.

Who does Windows Virtual Desktop work best for?

As Azure’s pricing model is based largely on the active time using a cloud server, things can get expensive if used outside of standard office hours. Therefore, Windows Virtual Desktop is most cost-effective for smaller teams who work the traditional working hours of 9-5.

If you’re a large corporate organisation or one of those that work the ‘non-traditional ‘ working hours, a Hosted Desktop from Serval IT Systems could be a better option. This is because rather than being based on minutes of use, our Hosted Desktop service is charged based on user count and storage volume.

Windows Virtual Desktop will improve business efficiency and allow you to move to a more modern IT solution. If you’re looking to leverage WVD, your best option is to enlist the help of a Managed Service Provider who has a Citrix partnership status (such as Serval IT Systems). The reason for this is because Citrix software will give you the most reliable connection to your WVD environment.

Serval IT Systems are part of the entrust IT Group, a network of IT Managed Service Providers based across the UK. This provides us with unparalleled capabilities and ensures your service always has a local feel.

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