WVD license confusion

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I've successfully deployed WVD arm version.

We're running Microsoft 365 Business Basic. What additional license I have to get for RD users to be eligible run WVD? We're running macs. If I swap Business Basic for Business Essentials will it work? Any other options? We won't have any local servers/computers.

Any other cheaper options? 

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You are eligible to access Windows 10 and Windows 7 with Windows Virtual Desktop if you have one of the following per user licenses*:

  • Microsoft 365 E3/E5
  • Microsoft 365 A3/A5/Student Use Benefits
  • Microsoft 365 F3
  • Microsoft 365 Business Premium**
  • Windows 10 Enterprise E3/E5
  • Windows 10 Education A3/A5
  • Windows 10 VDA per user
yes, I noticed this generic info but my question is as we already use Business Basic so can I just buy additional F3 for rd users? It cannot be fully attached to 365 business license but within azure portal I can just enable WVD for specific group



The cheapest option to get a WVD license seems to be that you buy a "Windows 10 Enterprise E3" license for all users that needs access to WVD.
F3 license is more expensive than the Windows 10 Enterprise E3 license.


Cannot use it for non-windows endpoints




You are correct, didnt see the Mac thing.. who uses Macs? :D



everyone who is not forced by some old win base software?

Microsoft 365 Business Premium for license: 16.9 EUR u/m

Azure AD Domain Services for domain-join setup and to avoid on-prem: ~100 EUR /m

Some Virtual Connectivity: xx EUR /m

@Red Flag 

Thanks for this, currently I am running business basic and I've added 365 F3 license for rd wvd users within azure portal- just not overlaid services.