All About Microsoft WVD – Availability, History, Keys for Success, Cost Calculator

Microsoft WVD (Windows Virtual Desktop) has set the Microsoft Windows world on its ear! Everyone is interested to learn more about Microsoft’s forthcoming Azure-hosted virtual desktop that promises to be more turnkey then any solution we’ve seen to date.

Microsoft’s public preview is currently underway, allowing your organization to kick the tires of one of the most anticipated desktop delivery platforms ever launched. Liquidware is a chosen inaugural partner of the Microsoft WVD partner ecosystem. As a Microsoft partner of WVD we’ve been aware of the development and the solution for the past two years.

Liquidware recently delivered a well-attended webinar about Microsoft WVD where wef fieldeddozens of questions. We know first-hand that the community has a ton of interest and even more questions.  For instance, many people want to know what version of Microsoft Windows or M365 they need to be on to qualify for WVD (i.e. E3, E5, F1). While some even are curious to know if they only need to have Microsoft Office to qualify. Others are hungry to learn about Azure compute costs, wanting to know how much should they budget. With this in mind, we’ve created this new unofficial Introduction to

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Excerpt Graphic: Microsoft WVD, How Did we Get Here? 

Microsoft WVD Whitepaper that includes what we know about availability timing, the history of how and why Microsoft created WVD, key complementing solutions for success and even an online cost calculator that gives your organization an idea of the estimated cost of WVD. You’ll only find this information in one place right now, straight from Liquidware.

We’ve Lived It!
The staff at Liquidware who contributed to this paper have been in the industry since the early 90s. Many worked or partnered with Citrix and Microsoft as far back as Citrix’s earliest technology including MultiWin and WinView. We’ve lived the history and seen the evolution of Windows desktops first-hand. We’re not usually shy about tooting our own horn but we find ourselves ideally equipped in the industry to offer you a unique perspective and honest answers about Microsoft WVD.

Download the whitepaper now. You’ll find a link to the online cost estimator in the paper. After you give it a read, let us know what you think by posting your comments below.

More about Liquidware and Microsoft WVD
Liquidware’s FlexApp Application Layering solution is a natural fit to make it easier to deploy applications to non-persistent desktops while keeping the number of base images to a minimum. Additionally, our ProfileUnity User Environment Management solution extends the functionality of Microsoft FSLogix to add cross-OS compatibility and fast backup and restore of profile containers as well as centralized policy management with context awareness. Our Stratusphere UX monitoring and diagnostics solution is also a perfect fit by enabling assessment and user experience metrics that help you grow and scale WVD deployments.