Last year, to meet the demands of businesses that require a virtualized desktop experience, Microsoft announced the new Windows Virtual Desktop service.
Microsoft says the new Windows Virtual Desktop, based on Azure, is the only cloud-based service that delivers a multi-user Windows 10 experience.
Scott Manchester, Group Manager for the Windows Virtual Desktop Service, recently tweeted that WVD is now “moving to the final phase for GA”, and is “feature complete”.
We are feature complete with #WVD and will be moving to the final phase for GA. Spin up your VMs and start testing your scenarios. Got issues? Engage our community: https://t.co/2amQHtQqwI #WVD #Azure #Microsoft
— Scott Manchester (@RDS4U) August 13, 2019
With free Extended Security Updates until January 2023, Microsoft is enabling WVD users to virtualise their Windows 7 desktops.
This also means that the same users will continue to receive security updates for Windows 7 after Microsoft ends support early next year.
Microsoft hasn’t revealed a release date for the service, but it’s expected to be available to Azure users shortly.