Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD)

AVD Delivers Secure Virtual Apps and Desktops

Provide Secure Virtual Apps and Desktops

Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD) is a comprehensive desktop and app virtualization service that enable your employees to work from anywhere in anytime. AVD delivers the only multi-session Windows 10 experience with optimization on Office 365 ProPlus, and support for Remote Desktop Services environments. With Azure Virtual Desktop, you can deploy and scale your Windows desktops and apps on Azure in minutes, with built-in security and compliance.


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Technology Evolution of Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD) is one kind of Desktop-as-a-Service, which is essentially the same as Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), but hosted in the cloud. With VDI, an organization deploys virtual desktops from its own on-premises data centres. In-house IT teams are responsible for deploying the virtual desktops as well as purchasing, managing, and upgrading the infrastructure.  DaaS is essentially the same thing but the infrastructure is cloud-based.  Organizations that subscribe to a DaaS offering just need to manage users’ entitlement and images’ management, which have greatly reduced the complexity of virtual desktop deployment from hardware, software and technical support perspective.

If your organization is looking for a more efficient, productive and secure approach to desktop virtualization, Microsoft Azure Virtual Desktop on Microsoft Azure would be your great choice. AVD offers fully managed desktop virtualization as a subscription service with multitenant in nature.  The backend VDI infrastructure, including virtual machines that run desktops operation systems, is hosted on Microsoft Azure.  AVD then streams the virtual desktop image and applications to customer end-user’s devices. 

AVD offers full features native client support for Windows, Mac, IOS, Android as well as new HTML5. So, you can access remote desktop and apps from any modern browser. The main appeal is separating the computer environment from user devices, so the risk of confidential information being left on a personal device is greatly reduced.

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Top 6 Reasons Why AVD is Right for Your Business

When you delivery apps and desktops from the cloud, you eliminate the capital expenses associated with maintaining a datacentre and Pay-as-you-go.  AVD delivers the only multi-session Windows 10 experience that offers the best DaaS solution for IT control and business ROI.

AVD enables IT centralize desktop image and applications for different users’ group.  In-house IT just needs to allocate VM capacity and deploy applications based on user’s profile.  The user experience is simplified with Azure Active Directory with Single-sign-on experience.

Building on Microsoft Azure, AVD has over 90+ security and compliance including GDPR.  All desktops are delivered virtually, your sensitive information is stored in the cloud and not on the device.  It protects against lost or compromised device scenarios

With AVD, IT can rapidly provision Windows apps and desktop for remote contractors or temp users at ease.  No more lengthy provision cycles or expensive hardware sitting idle.  It can be scaled in minutes on Microsoft Azure cloud.

AVD is accessible from any HTM5-capable browser or mobile app, which enable users to work from any device including IOS, Android, laptop or thin client.  Uses get the same experience across all devices making it seamless to switch devices throughout the day.

AVD is the only service to provide Windows 7 (EOS in January 2020) virtual desktop with free Extended Security Updates, giving you more options to support legacy applications while you transition to Windows 10.

AVD Delivers the Best Virtual Desktop Experience on Microsoft Azure

•  Set up a multi-session Windows 10 deployment that delivers a full Windows 10 with scalability

•  Virtualize Office 365 ProPlus and optimize it to run in multi-user virtual scenarios

•  Bring your existing Remote Desktop Services (RDS) and Windows Server desktops and apps to any computer

•  Virtualize both desktops and apps, which can be deployed and scaled in a minute based on consumption

•  Manage Windows 10 migration by providing Extended Security Updates (ESU) for Windows 7 desktops (EOS in Jan 2020)


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How to manage Windows 10 migration by leveraging ESU? Click on “Extend Security Updates (ESU)” to know more.

AVD Offers the Best Virtualized and Application Experience


AVD Offers Best Virtualized and Application Experience on Cloud by building on Azure, which is standardized with global footprint to 54 countries.  With only multi-session Windows 10 experience in the market, it enables customer to have superior economic return from infrastructure, licensing and labor.  Given AVD strong partner ecosystem, with Citrix and VMware, customers can enjoy hybrid deployment with management planes of their choices.

Benefit of WVD on virutalized and application expereince

Best User Experience:

1)     Allows users to connect from any device, including IOS, Android or HTML5, with native experience on O365

2)     Offers fast logon for Windows 10 experience even  for multi-session, because users’ profiles are containerized

Enhanced Security:

1)     Ensures user isolation even in multi-tenant environment with Azure security, e.g. MFA and Conditional Access

2)     Reduces the surface of attack comparing to on-prem setting, in which inbound ports opening is required

Simplified Management:

1)     Administrate one service for both desktop and Remote App, so it is easy for IT admin to manage

2)     Scale VM entitlement by user’s profile and consumption need. It is flexible to make changes anytime


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Start Your Cloud Migration Journey


At first glance, migration might seem like a technical decision, but its core is business related. Ultimately, it raises two fundamental questions: What’s driving your business to migrate to the cloud, and why now? The benefits of the cloud are universal, such as reduction in running costs, faster modernization capabilities, increased security and catching up software End-of-support. Your cloud migration strategy will depend on many factors: What are your most pressing needs? What are the skills on your team? Where are your apps in the development lifecycle?  Migration strategies generally fall into one of five categories, namely Rehost, Refactor, Rearchitect, Rebuild or Replace.

Migrate and Modernize with Cloud Migration Strategies

Cloud migration journey

No matter which strategy you choose, you need a solution that makes cloud adoption as smooth and easy as possible—one that lets you migrate at your own pace. Superhub, Microsoft Top Direct Cloud Solution Provider (CSP), delivers a comprehensive set of tools and methodology to help you ease migration and reduce overall risk. With these goals in mind, we recommend a four-step migration process for moving to the cloud.

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Assess: Discover and assess your on-premises resources, such as applications and workloads

Transform: Plan and transform your resources using best-of-breed tools and minimizing downtime.

Optimize: Streamline your cloud resources, improve performance and ROI, and stay compliant.

Secure and manage: Ensure security and fine-tune management of your cloud environment.

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