Introduction to Microsoft Windows Virtual Desktop

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Microsoft announced Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) in September 2018. A public preview evaluation program kicked off in March 2019, with Microsoft intending to make the solution generally available mid-2019. This whitepaper provides an overview of WVD and a historical perspective of the evolution of Windows desktops – especially multi-session Windows. This paper was authored by industry veterans who have been actively involved in multi-session Windows desktop computing since its inception in the early 1990s. Disclaimer: The professionals at Liquidware, a Microsoft WVD partner, have authored this paper based on information available at the time of writing. Readers should understand that information regarding WVD is a fast-moving target; consequently, it should similarly be understood that this whitepaper (v1.1) presents the best information available at the time of writing. Any inaccuracies in this paper are unintentional. Research and buying decisions are ultimately the reader’s responsibility.