Microsoft Endpoint Manager announces support for Windows Virtual Desktop machines
Published Sep 22 2020 08:00 AM 23.5K Views

Update:  June 28, 2021 Windows Virtual Desktop is now Azure Virtual Desktop



With Windows Virtual Desktop, you can move from a simple Proof-of-Concept (PoC) to a fully operational environment faster than ever before. This week, Microsoft announced several new capabilities that make it even easier to deploy, secure and scale your virtual desktop deployments. These new capabilities will be available as public preview by the end of the year.


Microsoft Endpoint Manager customers can leverage our integration with Windows Virtual Desktop to help manage and operate their deployments efficiently and accelerate the move to a secure remote work solution.


You can now enroll Windows Virtual Desktop Virtual Machines that are  hybrid Azure AD joined (joined to your on-premises Active Directory and registered with your Azure Active Directory) with Microsoft Intune and manage them in the Microsoft Endpoint Manager admin center the same way as physical devices. This simplifies management, provides a centralized view across both physical devices and virtual desktops and opens up new areas of collaboration. The Endpoint Manager integration is generally available for Windows 10 Enterprise desktops. The public preview for Windows 10 Enterprise multi-session is coming later this year and will initially support policies at device specific scope.


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Next steps

With the global pandemic we are seeing increasing demand for technologies that enable remote work. Customers are relying on Windows Virtual Desktop to ensure that their employees have access to the desktops and tools they need to stay productive. Here are some other ways to learn more:


* Join the on-demand video session at Microsoft Ignite 2020 to learn more about the integrated solution: “Windows Virtual Desktop: how to deploy and manage your environment” by Maggie Dakeva and Pavithra Thiruvengadam   


* Review the Frequently Asked Questions for more information on availability and next steps.


* Read the complete Windows Virtual Desktop announcement for the latest information.


* Bookmark the product documentation to stay up-to-date on What’s New and What’s Coming in Microsoft Endpoint Manager.



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