Update: On June 2021 Microsoft renamed Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) to Azure Virtual Desktop or AVD for short.
Microsoft Windows Virtual Desktop has experienced a huge surge in popularity in part due to the increased demand for remote work solutions. The cost effective, Microsoft hosted and Azure based virtual desktop has provided a quick way for companies already on the Microsoft 365 solution to provide a Windows 10 environment to users at home or in any other convenient remote location.
Since the launch of the Microsoft 365 service, Stratodesk has supported Microsoft 365 customers in several ways. For starters, Stratodesk has provided a quick and easy way to deploy Microsoft Teams onto existing NoTouch Desktop endpoints. At the same time, Stratodesk has actively worked with virtualization vendors to integrate Microsoft Teams optimization solutions with the innovative, Linux-based NoTouch OS.
What is WVD?
With a fully cloud based VDI solution and Stratodesk software only solution, customers have been able to use their existing, often very heterogeneous endpoint pool consisting of different laptops, workstations and thin clients and quickly turn them into secure and manageable work-from-home endpoints, without having to fight for overpriced laptops.
Stratodesk also offers browser-based access to Microsoft Windows Virtual Desktops, and has done so since March 2020. Since then, development has been in progress on a way to enhance both user and admin experience. Several Stratodesk enthusiasts have been adamantly asking for a native client that can be configured and controlled from NoTouch Center. In effect, this works just the same as other existing connections to Citrix, VMWare, Nutanix and AWS.
Well dear enthusiasts, your prayers have been answered. We are more than delighted that we have launched the official Windows Virtual Desktop Linux Client on Stratodesk software.
Stratodesk Announces World-Wide Release of Windows Virtual Desktop Linux Client on NoTouch OS
Announced just earlier this week on November 11, 2020, the Windows Virtual Desktop Linux Client is officially available on NoTouch software.
As enterprises around the world look to migrate their Windows instances to the Cloud, IT leaders rely on Stratodesk NoTouch to streamline Windows Virtual Desktop endpoint deployments. Stratodesk enables secure remote access to Microsoft Azure to end users anywhere in the world, right at a time when the world needs these solutions most.
“Windows Virtual Desktop can be accessed across devices and locations around the world with Stratodesk,” said Kam VedBrat, General Manager, Windows Virtual Desktop, Microsoft Corp. “With remote work now the reality for many organizations, the integration with Stratodesk helps maintain employee productivity while providing the flexibility and ease-of-use that is the Microsoft standard.”