This content applies to the Fall 2019 release of Windows Virtual Desktop from Microsoft.
Windows Virtual Desktop is Microsoft’s Desktop-as-a-Service (Daas) platform that runs on Azure. It offers both desktop virtualization (VDI) as well as app virtualization capabilities. If you’ve never had the pleasure of working with an on-premises VDI solution, like Microsoft RDS, consider yourself lucky. If you have, you are in for a pleasant surprise. Either way, I think you are going to be amazed at how easy it is to setup and manage, whether you need to virtualize a full desktop experience, individual applications, or both. Even better, users can connect to published Windows desktops and applications, securely, from any device, using a native client or the Windows Virtual Desktop HTML5 web client.
Continue reading Part 1 | Step-by-Step Guide to Windows Virtual Desktop Fall 2019 Release
Virtualization has proven to be one of the most transformative technologies of recent years, offering significant improvements to efficiency as well as cost savings and a high return on investment within the data center environment. However, for all of the benefits of virtualization, there are still risks, and unfortunately, many businesses underestimate the security risks of virtualization, or believe that they can use the same security tactics in a virtualized environment as they do in others.
That isn’t necessarily the case. While virtualization is inherently more secure in some ways, it also has a few vulnerabilities that must be addressed. Various industry groups have investigated the vulnerabilities and identified a rather extensive list, but the following are some of the biggest priorities when it comes to security.
Continue reading Maximizing Virtualization Requires Minimizing Vulnerabilities