Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) is delivering as close to an in-office experience as possible for the vast majority of the workforce that found themselves working remote overnight. WVD rapidly delivers a secure Windows 10 desktop to users. This cloud-based approach to Windows is scalable, proving to be invaluable during this ongoing pandemic.  Windows Virtual Desktop helps provide a secure remote desktop experience without the complexities of on-premises Remote Desktop Services (RDS) infrastructure. Making this tool even more valuable, Microsoft just announced WVD integration with the Azure Portal.

With this new Azure portal integration, you get a simple interface to deploy and manage your apps and virtual desktops. Host pool, workspace, and all other objects you create are Azure Resource Manager objects and are managed the same way you manage other Azure resources. Microsoft will soon publish guidance on migrating to the new Azure Resource Manager-based deployment model so you can take advantage of all the new capabilities.

Some of these new capabilities include:

  • Azure Role-based Access Control (Azure RBAC): There are four built-in admin roles that you can get started with, and you can create custom roles if necessary.
  • User management: You can now publish resources to Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) groups, which makes it much easier to scale.
  • Monitoring: Monitoring logs are now stored in Azure Monitor Logs so you can analyze the logs and create visualizations to help you quickly troubleshoot issues.

If you would like to learn more about Windows Virtual Desktop integration into the Azure Portal, give us a call today. 2W Tech is a technology service provider, as well as a Microsoft Gold Partner, specializing in solutions for the manufacturing industry. We can help your business explore how this integration can make WVD easier to deploy and manage.

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