Fast-Track to Microsoft Windows Virtual Desktop with Liquidware

Fast-Track to Microsoft Windows Virtual Desktop with Liquidware

Liquidware, the leader in adaptive workspace management, today announced it is part of the Microsoft Azure Migrate Program to fast-track Microsoft Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) deployments.

Liquidware has partnered with Microsoft to ensure enterprises have all the resources and complimentary licenses required to assist in a seamless move to Microsoft WVD on Azure.

Licenses from Liquidware’s entire adaptive workspace management suite are included (subject to approval) and often the first step to migrating to Microsoft WVD is an assessment with Stratusphere UX. In this free assessment you will discover:

  • Recommendations to right-size for Microsoft WVD
  • An inventory of your end user desktops including operating system details and hardware configurations
  • Current end user experience scoring which can be used to baseline current vs. your new Microsoft WVD deployment
  • Comprehensive application assessment including applications installed vs. applications in use, which can be used in planning for Microsoft WVD
  • Readiness recommendations for Microsoft WVD
  • Resource consumption considerations for Windows 10 multi-session including:
    • CPU
    • Memory
    • IOPS
    • Network utilization

Following on from the initial assessment, Liquidware ProfileUnity can then automate the migration of users to WVD, while FlexApp can layer applications for modern applications. Once deployed, enterprises can ensure the ongoing user experience of Microsoft WVD with Stratusphere UX monitoring and diagnostics.

“Ever since the first announcement of Microsoft WVD back in late 2018, Liquidware has partnered and worked closely with Microsoft to deliver solutions to enable smooth migrations to WVD,” commented co-founder and head of strategic alliances at Liquidware, J. Tyler Rohrer.

“As an inaugural launch partner in 2019, we have seen a dramatic increase in WVD adoption, particularly in the last 12 months. Offering complimentary licenses to fast-track migrations to WVD is going to further accelerate adoption and continue to embed Liquidware at the heart of these deployments.”

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The first step for organizations moving to WVD with Liquidware is to complete this form, which can be filled in by the end user customer, a channel partner or a member of the Microsoft field team.

Recent research from ESG entitled Digital Workspace Strategies in an Increasingly Remote World highlighted nearly 50% of organizations who have been using hosted desktops for less than 1 year was driven by a COVID-19 related work from home mandate. “We’ve seen a steady increase in the use of cloud-based desktops over time,” stated Mark Bowker, Senior Analyst, ESG.

“However, with so many organizations utilizing these type of digital workspaces to accommodate a work from home requirement, the past year has seen a dramatic increase. ESG’s recent research captures how this acceleration of hosted desktop strategies has impacted challenges and priorities. Liquidware’s fast-track program will no doubt aid the on-boarding of more users to WVD.”

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