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Azure Virtual Desktop

8.2 /10
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Azure Virtual Desktop
8.2 /10

What is Azure Virtual Desktop?

Windows Virtual Desktop is a comprehensive desktop and app virtualization service running in the cloud. It’s the only virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) that delivers simplified management, multi-session Windows 10, optimizations for Office 365 ProPlus, and support for Remote Desktop Services (RDS) environments. Deploy and scale your Windows desktops and apps on Azure in minutes, and get built-in security and compliance features.

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Awards & Recognition

Azure Virtual Desktop won the following awards in the Desktop as a Service category

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Azure Virtual Desktop Ratings

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88 Likeliness to Recommend

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97 Plan to Renew

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84 Satisfaction of Cost Relative to Value

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Emotional Footprint Overview

+86 Net Emotional Footprint

The emotional sentiment held by end users of the software based on their experience with the vendor. Responses are captured on an eight-point scale.

How much do users love Azure Virtual Desktop?

3% Negative
0% Neutral
97% Positive

Pros

  • Respectful
  • Helps Innovate
  • Effective Service
  • Acts with Integrity

Feature Ratings

Average 82

Secure Connectivity

86

Desktop Environment

85

Desktop Management

85

Multi Tenant Architecture

83

Bulk Patching and Updates

82

Device Support

79

Outsourced Backend Administration

77

Per Unit Time Pricing

75

Vendor Capability Ratings

Average 80

Usability and Intuitiveness

84

Quality of Features

82

Business Value Created

81

Vendor Support

81

Ease of Data Integration

80

Ease of IT Administration

79

Product Strategy and Rate of Improvement

79

Breadth of Features

78

Ease of Implementation

78

Ease of Customization

78

Availability and Quality of Training

77

Azure Virtual Desktop Reviews

Lisa Marie P.

  • Role: C-Level
  • Industry: Technology
  • Involvement: IT Leader or Manager
Validated Review
Verified Reviewer

Submitted Jul 2024

Scalability

Likeliness to Recommend

9 /10

What differentiates Azure Virtual Desktop from other similar products?

Scalability

What is your favorite aspect of this product?

Scalability & update of hardware

What do you dislike most about this product?

Pricing & billing

What recommendations would you give to someone considering this product?

Profit margin needs to be flexible for the scaling

Pros

  • Helps Innovate
  • Continually Improving Product
  • Reliable
  • Performance Enhancing

Shashi k.

  • Role: Information Technology
  • Industry: Technology
  • Involvement: IT Development, Integration, and Administration
Validated Review
Verified Reviewer

Submitted May 2024

Best design and colour easy to understand.

Likeliness to Recommend

10 /10

What differentiates Azure Virtual Desktop from other similar products?

Most of the industry are running with Microsoft services one of the high recommended cloud platform. Easy to understand and learn lot more features and using bot B2B, B2C

What is your favorite aspect of this product?

Compute feature is my favorite we can handle more things automatic such as VSS.

What do you dislike most about this product?

There is no such fetures and services I disliked it.

What recommendations would you give to someone considering this product?

I recommend for microsoft services and customer support is very nice.

Pros

  • Helps Innovate
  • Continually Improving Product
  • Reliable
  • Performance Enhancing

Phani Venkata Sai B.

  • Role: Information Technology
  • Industry: Finance
  • Involvement: IT Development, Integration, and Administration
Validated Review
Verified Reviewer

Submitted Mar 2024

Great VDI/DaaS solution from Microsoft

Likeliness to Recommend

9 /10

What differentiates Azure Virtual Desktop from other similar products?

AVD's licensing strategy makes is what i like the most since most of the organizations are using M365 products, if they are on E3 or E5 then it makes them eligible to use AVD service as well unlike other competitors who charge per user in addition to compute costs (CAPEX or OPEX depends on the platform)

What is your favorite aspect of this product?

AVD is easy to deploy, configure, resilient, auto scalable, highly available and provides options to have business continuity in case of disaster situations. It even allows organizations tied to physical datacenters also use this service by using Azure stack HCI model. It can be efficiently managed using Nerdio which acts a management layer on top of AVD platform to further refine, optimize and scale the infra based on usage trend or schedules.

What do you dislike most about this product?

Native AVD's image management techniques for non-persistent AVDs is not straight forward as it would need machines to be deleted/recreated which makes it hard for admins to handle the left overs especially when using MSIX app attach feature as the NTFS permission alignment should be done on a regular basis during this process however i am positive that these hiccups will be gone in the near future.

What recommendations would you give to someone considering this product?

If you want a VDI/DaaS solution that has all capabilities that Citrix DaaS or VMWare horizon are providing today with little CAPEX then AVD will be the right pick since it has all the infra that is highly available across the world and evenly load balanced with many POP's that gives best in class end user experience.

Pros

  • Effective Service
  • Helps Innovate
  • Continually Improving Product
  • Reliable

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