Conflicting info about AVD RemoteApp licensing for frontline workers

Copper Contributor
 
Wrapping up a long-term project to move critical infrastructure to Azure, found that performance of our proprietary application is dismal with the SQL Server hundreds of miles away.  To solve this I developed a MSRDC presentation of the app which is streamed by Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD) RemoteApp.  The AVD RemoteApp has been working great for an initial group of select, critical users and in fact is significantly more performant than they were used to with the ancient on-prem infra so that's a win.  For now, the rest of users have just been suffering through the opposite (increased slowness and occasional crashes due to timeout) while we await the green light on the greater deployment.  We are currently in our slow season so it is manageable.
 
Unfortunately, we have been stalled by some confusion.  A Microsoft rep told us that the Microsoft 365 F3 license does not give the user eligibility to use Azure Virtual Desktop.  I was counting on this to make the licensing affordable for our many Frontline workers.  
 
Thank you!
 
EDIT: I made a new ticket myself and the new technician has confirmed that the M365 F3 license does in fact provide eligibility to use Azure Virtual Desktop.  I believe the previous rep may have been confused because in the portal, M365 F3 shows "Microsoft Application Virtualization" is not included.  However, all available documentation indicates that is more about the use of App-V and has nothing to do with AVD RemoteApp.
 
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Hi.. at least you need one Windows Enterprise E3 or E5 for each user to be eligable to access AVD. This License is included in diffenrent "packages" as well as in the F3 bundle ! F3 is eligable for AVD!

@tommykneetz  


@tommykneetz wrote:
Hi.. at least you need one Windows Enterprise E3 or E5 for each user to be eligable to access AVD. This License is included in diffenrent "packages" as well as in the F3 bundle ! F3 is eligable for AVD!


Thank you, we believe there was also some confusion about this because in the M365 portal, under the M365 F3 features, we see this described as:
Windows Enterprise 10/11 E3 (Local Only)

 

What does Local Only mean?

 

Does it have anything to do with Azure Virtual Desktop RemoteApp? By wording alone, "Local Only" seems to suggest AVD would not be supported since "Remote Desktop Protocol" is, by nature, the opposite of local. I imagine there must be some other explanation for what Local Only means but haven't been able to find much supporting documentation that lays it out.