Windows 11 is now generally available on Azure Virtual Desktop!

Published Oct 05 2021 01:26 PM 4,875 Views


Azure Virtual Desktop has become a popular cloud VDI platform to run desktops and apps in the cloud and deliver a full Windows experience to users virtually anywhere. Organizations today use it with Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows Server … and now we are pleased to offer Windows 11 on Azure Virtual Desktop. Windows 11 is the operating system for hybrid work and learning. It delivers a more streamlined, more personal computing experience that doesn’t compromise performance, security, and manageability.  


For Windows 11, Azure Virtual Desktop still provides exclusive support for multi-session, an important option that helps you optimize costs by running multiple users on a single Azure virtual machine. You can use Trusted Launch (available in preview) to enable TPM 2.0 and secure boot as part of the VM configuration to take full advantage of the security capabilities in Windows 11.  The user experience with Azure Virtual Desktop is intended to be identical to the local PC experience. Some higher-end graphics effects, such as transparencies, animations, and rounded corners, may require using Azure Virtual Desktop with an Azure VM with the right GPU support.    


Getting started 

Get started from the Azure Virtual Desktop getting started wizard. You will now see Windows 11 images alongside the other images in the dropdown:  

  • Windows 11 Enterprise  
  • Windows 11 Enterprise multi-session   
  • Windows 11 Enterprise multi-session + Microsoft 365 Apps  






Please join the Azure Virtual Desktop Tech Community to share your feedback and compare notes with other users.  


Occasional Contributor

@Kam VedBrat license requirements pls ;) 

thank you 

Established Member

Is Windows 11 Azure Virtual Desktop available for Azure Gov Cloud for GCC and GCC High?



@MaximSokoloff the license requirements are unchanged from Windows 10. They are detailed here: Windows Virtual Desktop Pricing | Microsoft Azure

Frequent Visitor

Would be useful if a forth image offering of  Windows 11 Enterprise + Microsoft 365 Apps was provided.

New Contributor

Hi @Kam VedBrat, is there also integration with Trusted Launch / Secure boot within the AVD wizards? That would be very useful! If not, when is this integration planned? The procedure now, by creating a 'normal' VM (outside of AVD) and then 'joining' it to AVD is not optimal. 

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