WVD is a Mac users and a Mac administrators dream come true because it fixes two problems at once. It allows the Mac user to work on their premium Mac device and especially if you are using an additional monitor, you take your Windows virtual monitor, you throw it over on another monitor and you’re looking at your soft rounded glow of Mac wonderfulness on your main screen all day long. But your business applications are over here on the other screen. You have both at the same time. They are super happy because they’re not forced to use a dreaded Windows machine in order to do their work, they win. And the IT administrator doesn’t have to manage your Mac. Windows administrators absolutely hate all the extra hoops and jumps because the Mac ecosystem is its own thing. If you’re a 100 percent Mac shop, then you have your own tools to manage that with. But most people aren’t that fortunate. Usually they’re a Windows shop with a handful of Mac people they have to deal with and it’s always a whole other thing. Now, you don’t manage the Mac machines. They’re not trusted, they don’t have access to your corporate data at all. They are your own nightmare. They have your kid’s pictures, your iTunes and whatever you’ve got going on. We’re going to serve you all of the corporate content and data through Windows WVD, so everyone wins. As backward as it sounds, Windows Virtual Desktop is, in my opinion, the best thing that could happen to a Macintosh in a corporate environment.
And, if you read some of the industry analysis out there, a lot of companies are thinking of reducing their physical real estate because of people working from home. And they’re reducing their spend on peoples computers because now were moving into a service based environment where you, IT departments and vendors like us provide a Windows environment with all the applications and the person gets it from wherever they want to work on whatever device they want.
- Can we have different Microsoft licenses for different employees?
- How many devices can I install Office apps on if I have a M365 business plan?
- Do you support persistent and non-persistent WVD?
- Can we move from a traditional Microsoft Client Server environment to Windows Server?
- Can we get rid of our on-premise domain controllers and move to Azure Domain Services?