April 20, 2021

Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD)

Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) is a PaaS

WVD requires some advanced configuration

To use a WVD, you first need a WVD Tenant

A tenant is a collection of 1 or more host pools

A host pool has session hosts and 1 or more app groups

An app group represents the OS desktops and applications

Session hosts are Azure VMs that you configured for WVD

Once the tenant is setup you can add users from Azure AD

To access a WVD, there are a number of clients available:

  • Web based client from any browser
  • WVD client app for Windows
  • WVD client app for MacOS
  • WVD client app for iOS
  • WVD client app for Android

When you use WVD, you will see a list of Operating Systems to choose from. Once selected, you interact with the OS as if it were running locally. Clicking an app, launches it in a virtual session. Using FSLogix, WVD provides a local profile while using the apps to allow you to get to Microsoft OneDrive.