I&O leaders running or interested in VDI and DaaS have been intrigued by Microsoft’s announcement that it will include its WVD DaaS offering with Windows 10 Enterprise and RDS CALs. But the cost of Azure and potentially additional management tools will inhibit broad adoption in the short term.
Impacts and Recommendations
- WVD’s Inclusion at No Additional Charge in Windows 10 Enterprise Will Result in New DaaS Offerings and Lower DaaS Costs in the Long Term
- Shared Windows 10 Desktops May Improve Application Compatibility and Reduce the Cost of DaaS Workloads, but the Cost of Additional Tools May Absorb the Savings
- WVD Will Make DaaS and VDI More Important to Microsoft and Reduce Risk for Windows and Office in Virtual Environments
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