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4 Benefits of Azure Virtual Desktop for 2023

The way we work has drastically changed in the last few years. Azure Virtual Desktop is one of many ways in adapting. A hybrid model of work from home and in the office is very common. More organisations are leveraging virtual desktops and cutting costs. In this article we will discuss 5 benefits of Azure Virtual Desktop for 2023.

What is Azure Virtual Desktop?

Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD) is a desktop and app virtualization service that runs on the cloud. It provides easy-to-use infrastructure for your organisations employees. It is also supported on various Remote Desktop clients such as Windows Desktop, macOS, iOS, Android, Web and the Microsoft Store Client.

1 Flexible and remote work

Azure Virtual Desktop allows employees the flexibility of accessing their virtual desktops from any location. These can also be accessed at any time through using any device. A multi-session is also possible providing a seamless experience for users. This helps employees gain feature rich capabilities of Windows 10 and place multiple users on a single desktop.

2 Data security

Azure Virtual Desktop is also very secure. One of the reasons for companies adopting AVD is due to data security. In 2022, 39% of UK business experienced a cyber-attack. Of these businesses, 31% were attacked every week! As such cyber-attacks evolve and become more sophisticated, this requires a robust layered approach to security. Therefore, a move to the cloud makes more sense.

3 Cost effective

One great aspect of Azure Virtual Desktop is that you only pay for what you use. A certain Microsoft 365 license will be required per user, such as 365 Business Premium. Also, the physical device used does not need to have high specifications because if it can run HTML, then this is sufficive enough. Therefore, companies can save on purchasing high spec devices, as you can manage without them.  

4 Scalability

Companies can scale up and down Azure Virtual Desktop. This is very helpful because as businesses grow, their needs change, so scaling up or down user licenses couldn’t be easier. You can easily configure network settings, enable security, deploy desktop apps, and add or remove users. If a business were to quickly employee dozens of employees at once, AVD makes it easy to deploy new virtual machines in minutes. This is of course without needing to buy new hardware.

In conclusion, AVD is now an integral aspect of many businesses, both large and small. AVD reduces expenses, delivers flexibility, and simplifies management. This technology has become more widespread with hybrid working becoming the new normal.

Why Cambridge Support?

Cambridge Support is an award-winning company. We enjoy helping businesses streamline their IT and ensure they receive the best performance out of it. We have decades of experience with platforms such as Azure Virtual Desktop. If you have any queries regarding anything mentioned in this article, we would be happy to help you. For more information please contact us on 01223 921 000, or you can email at ask@cambridgesupport.com.