Beginning this week, Microsoft clients can use the Azure Digital Desktop (previously Home windows Digital Desktop) to virtualize a Home windows 11 preview desktop on Azure digital machines.
“Azure Digital Desktop has turn out to be a preferred cloud VDI platform to run desktops and apps within the cloud and ship a full Home windows expertise to customers nearly wherever,” said Kam VedBrat, GM for Home windows Digital Desktop at Microsoft.
“Home windows Digital Desktop GM Organizations right now use it with Home windows 10, Home windows 7, Home windows Server … and now we’re happy to supply Home windows 11 on Azure Digital Desktop.”
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After registering for the Windows Insider Program, Enterprise and Training clients can instantly begin testing Home windows 11 with Azure Digital Desktop.
You may select between three Home windows 11 Preview photos out there by the Azure Marketplace: Home windows 11 Enterprise, Home windows 11 Enterprise multi-session, and Home windows 11 Enterprise multi-session + Microsoft 365 Apps.
These photos can be utilized to deploy digital machines on Microsoft’s cloud digital desktop infrastructure (VDI) platform however cannot be utilized in manufacturing environments given that they are pre-release software program.
“For Home windows 11, Azure Digital Desktop nonetheless gives unique assist for multi-session, an essential possibility that helps you optimize prices by operating a number of customers on a single Azure digital machine,” VedBrat added.
“You should use Trusted Launch (out there in preview) to allow TPM 2.0 and safe boot as a part of the VM configuration to take full benefit of the safety capabilities in Home windows 11.”
From Home windows Digital Desktop to Azure Digital Desktop
Azure Virtual Desktop is a cloud-based desktop and app virtualization service which permits accessing Home windows desktops over the Web utilizing a Home windows, Mac, iOS, Android, or HTML5-based Azure Digital Desktop shopper.
Azure Digital Desktop helps Home windows 10 multi-session, Home windows 10 single-session, Home windows 7 single-session, Home windows Server 2012 R2, and newer working techniques.
Whereas the consumer expertise is probably going equivalent to a neighborhood PC, you could have to make use of an Azure VM with the precise GPU assist for higher-end graphics results, together with transparencies, animations, and rounded window corners.
This yr, in June, Microsoft rebranded the platform from Home windows Digital Desktop to Azure Digital Desktop and added new safety capabilities and pricing choices for distant app streaming.