6. Which is the better solution for me?
Whether you should opt for ESU or Azure-hosted Windows 7 Desktops would depend on your current circumstances. If you cannot migrate from Windows 7 to the latest operating system, ESU is the only option. It must be noted that Windows 7 ESU will be available to only to Windows 7 Professional and Windows 7 Enterprise customers. Given a choice, you should opt for Windows Virtual Desktop with Windows 7. This would provide organizations with the flexibility of monthly subscription plans as opposed to the incremental annual subscription plans of the ESU that will be valid through January 2023 while simultaneously providing the same level of security at no additional cost. You can also directly opt for Windows Virtual Desktop with Windows 10, if your existing desktops are outdated.
7. How can I subscribe to a Windows Virtual Desktop with Window 7?
Windows 7 Enterprise is available with certain specific Microsoft 365 licenses like Microsoft 365 E3 and Microsoft 365 E5 plans. Organizations need an Azure Subscription, Azure Active Directory, and a Windows Server Active Directory to run Windows Virtual Desktops.
8. Do I need a Windows machine to access a desktop running Windows 7?
No, any Windows Virtual Desktop, including the ones with Windows 7 Enterprise can be accessed with any machine running on the most commonly used operating systems like Remote Desktop clients like iOS, Android, Mac, and Web apart from Windows itself.