Why Coronavirus is driving the adoption of Desktop as a Service

Published: 13th March 2020

With the increase of Coronavirus cases spreading across the world, the question many businesses are asking is ‘How do I protect my business and support my staff?’

Organisations of all sizes are having to look at how they can maintain ‘business as usual’ while the Coronavirus pandemic continues. This is where Desktop as a Service comes in, Microsoft Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) enables users to pick up where they left off on their existing desktop without the need for their laptop or desktop.

Recent news indicates we may soon need to adopt a ‘working from home’ culture and some employees may not be able to get to the office to collect their company devices due to self-isolating. With WVD you can gain access on any device, even an internet browser.

The great thing about the scalability of this solution is you can simply go from 5 users to 100 in minutes with just a few clicks. Should you decide to trial working from home on a smaller scale and a later date need to quickly increase, this can easily be achieved with WVD. You only pay for the what you use, when you no longer require 100 users you can scale back down or turn the solution off.

If you have a Microsoft 365 subscription you already have the necessary Windows and Office licences to run Windows Virtual Desktop without additional investment and only pay for the back-end Azure cloud services that are needed.

As you would expect WVD integrates tightly with Office 365 and provides a full Windows 10 experience.

We are here to support businesses and provide expert advice, if you have any questions around Desktop as a Service solutions, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 01202 308000