AVD for consumers?

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Microsoft

Hi AVD team!

Your service appears to have great potential for SaaS offerings to consumers (i.e. beyond enterprise).
As far as I can tell AVD has practically everything a scalable consumer service would need, but the apparent hurdle is that one can't use AVD without an Active Directory or AAD identity.

I'd love to learn about whether consumer authentication with Microsoft IdP is a highly difficult proposition on your end. Is anyone already exploring this? Maybe there's already a solution out there.

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Why not windows 365

The same is true of Windows 365 (and indeed, most of Azure). It's enterprise facing, not consumer facing i.e. you have to have a domain controller or AAD.