New Features Coming to Windows Virtual Desktop Later This Year
The importance of secure remote operations has always been a key concern for operating your environment but with all the wrenches that have been tossed into 2020, using Virtual Desktops is an option that many IT Pros are turning to for their users. While the challenges of 2020 remain significant, the updates to Windows Virtual Desktops (WVD) announced this week should make it easier for you to manage your instances.
At Ignite 2020, Microsoft is announcing several enhancements to the service that will arrive by the end of 2020:
- Microsoft Endpoint Manager support for Windows 10 multisession will provide IT, admins, with the ability to manage and secure virtual desktops the same way as physical devices.
- New integration with Azure Monitor, providing customers with a workbook that captures all the relevant monitoring insights and provides rich visualizations to identify and troubleshoot issues quickly.
- This is an important consideration for customers looking to monitor and troubleshoot easily while deploying virtual desktops at scale.
- The ability to add application layers from the Azure portal, helping users onboard applications quickly—with a few clicks, you can now deploy and publish applications for your employees.
Windows Virtual Desktop has become an interesting option for many organizations that found themselves scrambling to issue hardware to newly-remote employees. By allowing users to authenticate to a secured desktop that is hosted remotely, lower-end hardware can be utilized while still offering a secure solution.
It is a busy week with lots of announcements happening at Ignite 2020, if you are looking to see what else has been announced, you can find that information, here.
Say Goodbye to Traditional PC Lifecycle Management
Traditional IT tools, including Microsoft SCCM, Ghost Solution Suite, and KACE, often require considerable custom configurations by T3 technicians (an expensive and often elusive IT resource) to enable management of a hybrid onsite + remote workforce. In many cases, even with the best resources, organizations are finding that these on-premise tools simply cannot support remote endpoints consistently and reliably due to infrastructure limitations.