Microsoft has announced that the Azure Virtual Desktop preview app is now available in the Microsoft Store for Windows 10 and Windows 11 devices. The app allows users to access their virtual desktops and applications hosted on Azure Virtual Desktop, a cloud-based platform that provides a secure and flexible remote desktop experience.
If you are unfamiliar with Azure Virtual Desktop, it is a service that allows users to run Windows 10 and Windows 11 desktops and applications on Azure, Microsoft's cloud platform. Users can access their desktops and applications from any device and location, using a client app such as the one available in the Microsoft Store. Azure Virtual Desktop also offers features such as built-in security, cost optimization, scalability, and integration with Microsoft 365 and Teams.
Microsoft says that the new app provides a native and seamless experience for users who want Azure Virtual Desktop on Windows 11 and Windows 10. Features integrated into the app include multiple monitors, microphone redirection, camera redirection, local printer redirection, clipboard redirection, and more.
Furthermore, the app also supports Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) single sign-on (SSO) and Azure AD conditional access policies.
The app is currently in preview and Microsoft welcomes feedback from users to improve the app and the service. Users can submit feedback through the Feedback Hub app or through the Azure Virtual Desktop forum.
Windows Virtual Desktop and Windows 365 Merger
Last November, Microsoft merged its Windows 365 and Virtual Desktop divisions into a single business. This new entity is under the leadership of Scott Manchester, who has been heading Windows 365 as director of program management over the last three years.
Windows 365 brings the Windows platform to the Microsoft cloud through Azure. The platform is a secure version of Windows that includes apps, settings, and data. It is available on corporate and personal devices.
Essentially, this is Windows through the cloud and accessible on any device. Microsoft uses its Microsoft Azure (Virtual Desktop) to handle the resources.
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