Windows Virtual Desktop on Azure

For those who are looking to lift and shift their on-premises desktops, servers, and applications to the Cloud, Apps4Rent offers simple pricing for fully-managed Cloud desktops based on Azure Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) technology. Take advantage of Windows 10 multi-session capabilities; extend life of Windows 7 desktops; improve performance of OneDrive and Office 365; and have the immense scale of Azure resources at your command. At Apps4Rent we have migrated and supported over 10,000 customers in the Cloud on Microsoft technologies since 2003. Let us help you move to the Cloud platform of the future.

Windows Virtual Desktop - Key Differentiators

How is it different from virtual machines on Azure and other DaaS solutions?

Simple and easy
to manage

All the apps & OS-layers are deeply tied together. The way users work in a Windows Virtual Desktop feels natural as the user experience is consistent throughout with the same look-and-feel of a physical desktop.

Multi-session Windows 10 virtual desktop experience

Get anywhere anytime access from any device. Get the only multi-session Windows 10 desktop environment in Azure. There are no limits to the number of users available per session.

Office 365 ProPlus

With multi-session virtual desktop options, you can enable optimizations for Office 365 ProPlus experience. Your users get the most productive virtualized environment with Windows Virtual Desktop.

No extra licensing

Microsoft WVD is available at no extra cost if you have either of the licenses: standalone Windows 10 subscription, or Windows 10 Enterprise E3 licenses. Only Azure VMs are covered by these licenses.

Flexible migration to
Azure for RDSH

Lower your virtualization costs with Windows Virtual Desktop, while customizing your cloud environment with Apps4Rent's help. We migrate your apps, data, and infrastructure seamlessly to Azure.

Easy to implement
with the right expertise

Though WVD opens up a lot of possibilities, managing Azure can be difficult without the right expertise. A partner like Apps4Rent helps you at every step in installing and managing WVD successfully.

Most compliance

Due to Microsoft's strict policies for data protection, it invests heavily in cyber security. Azure has most compliance certifications than any other cloud service. Hence, security is guaranteed by Microsoft.

Free extended support for Windows 7

Windows 7 ended its support in January 2020. However, Azure WVD users will get free Extended Security Updates (ESUs) as part of WVD licensing fees through January 2023.

Serving Over 10,000 Businesses in More Than 90 Countries

Who Benefits from WVDs on Azure?

Medium-Sized Businesses

Mid-sized firms (25-1000 employees) with sophisticated IT environments but limited resources.

Companies with Mobile Workforce

Any company with a high percentage of staff that does not work in a traditional office environment.

WVD Hosting Plans


  • 1 User
  • Grid-Powered vCPU
  • Fully-Burstable RAM
  • 50 GB Space
  • Add 1 Session-Based WVD
    Per User
  • Includes Windows 10,
    Backup, Bandwidth
  • Fully Managed with
    24/7 Support

WVD Bronze

10% Off for Annual Commit
  • Ideal for 1 User
  • 2 vCPU
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 100 GB Space
  • Add Users
  • Includes Windows 10,
    Backup, Bandwidth
  • Fully Managed with
    24/7 Support

WVD Silver

10% Off for Annual Commit
  • Ideal for 3 Users
  • 2 vCPU
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 100 GB Space
  • Add Users
  • Includes Windows 10,
    Backup, Bandwidth
  • Fully Managed with
    24/7 Support
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WVD Gold

10% Off for Annual Commit
  • Ideal for 5 Users
  • 4 vCPU
  • 16 GB RAM
  • 100 GB Space
  • Add Users
  • Includes Windows 10,
    Backup, Bandwidth
  • Fully Managed with
    24/7 Support

WVD Platinum

10% Off for Annual Commit
  • Ideal for 15 Users
  • 8 vCPU
  • 32 GB RAM
  • 100 GB Space
  • Add Users
  • Includes Windows 10,
    Backup, Bandwidth
  • Fully Managed with
    24/7 Support


  • By default, the Azure VMs are provisioned in the US region. If you want to operate in a non-US Azure region, contact our sales team.

Why Use Windows Virtual Desktop on Azure?

  • Same user-friendly experience as the desktop operating system.
  • No limit on number of end users supported on a VM in Windows 10 and 7.
  • Get all the solutions under one roof.
  • Choose from over 50 Azure locations across the globe to setup infrastructure.
  • Secure access with Multi-Factor Authentication.
  • Enjoy wide variety of graphics virtualization.
  • Microsoft has built the WVD product that feels like on-premises but has the sophistication and scale of Azure.
  • Windows 7 Support officially ended on January 14, 2020. For some companies still using Windows 7, moving to WVD will offer free Extended Security Updates for the next three years.
  • For companies who want Windows 10 on their cloud desktops, get expected improvements in data speeds and latencies with newer wireless technologies.

The biggest benefit of Microsoft WVD is that you can access applications remotely that run on Windows 7 or Windows 10-based client operating system. All your data is hosted on Microsoft Azure VMs in the Microsoft datacenters. During the COVID pandemic, the demand for Azure Virtual Desktop surged significantly as every business wanted to move their operations to the Cloud. The demand continues. Read the case study below.

Case Study

How a Tech Firm Maintained Its Business Continuity During COVID-19 Crisis

Apps4Rent migrated legacy communication systems and IT office infrastructure to Azure in a record time without disrupting business operations when the company went into remote work mode during the COVID-19 crisis.

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Other Azure Services Offered by Apps4Rent

Storage & Backup

Get highly secure storage and backup services on Azure including blob, file, and queue storage.

App Hosting

Accelerate your app development by integrating App Service to your existing frameworks.

Disaster Recovery

Get excellent failover and redundancy on Azure with over 50 Azure regions all over the world.

Identity Management

Simplify your ID management process with Azure Active Directory (AD) by providing a single sign-on (SSO).

Infrastructure Management

Meet the growing needs of your business with highly available, secure, and scalable infrastructure on Azure cloud.

Ready-Made Azure Images

Apps4Rent offers over 200 Azure VM images which can be downloaded and used instantly from Azure Marketplace.

Why Apps4Rent for Azure Windows Virtual Desktop?

  • Apps4Rent, a premium Azure service provider, can onboard and support the solution seamlessly for you.
  • We have 16+ years of experience in designing and managing the right cloud infrastructure of all types and sizes.
  • Complete Lifecycle Management for Azure is handled by us, offering you peace of mind as everything is managed by us.
  • We have migrated and supported over a million end-users in the cloud across 90+ countries since 2003.
  • True 24/7 Support from Microsoft-certified experts via phone, chat, and email followed by a quick resolution thereafter.
  • We are a Tier 1 Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) for Azure, which means we get immediate response from Microsoft than normal customers.
  • Unlike Microsoft, our support is not limited to just system administrators. Our Azure engineers offer direct support to end users.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

1. Who would benefit from Azure based Cloud desktops

Businesses which typically have 10 to 1000 employee size benefit significantly from Azure virtual desktops offered by Apps4Rent. These businesses have IT limited budgets and limited Cloud experience, but wish to allow access to desktops, servers, and applications for their employees from anywhere, without compromising security or user experience.

2. What is the advantage of Apps4Rent’s Azure WVD based Cloud Desktop plans?

Azure WVD is a service within Azure that can be used to create an environment similar to your on-premises IT infrastructure in the Azure Cloud. What Apps4Rent has done is to build typical environments with Azure WVD suitable for small to mid-sized organizations. We have packaged our design, implementation, monitoring and management services with Azure resources and Microsoft licenses, to offer organizations simple price plans for ready-to-go Cloud Desktop environments in Azure. Your organization does not need to know the nuts and bolts of Azure as Apps4Rent will take care of that. You get predictable month-to-month pricing for reliable, secure, Cloud desktops with 24/7 support from Apps4Rent.

3. What is the difference between session-based and dedicated WVD plans?

Session-based plans include only pre-installed applications on cloud desktops that can use burstable RAM and vCPU resources to deliver a great performance when underlying resources are being underutilized, and adequate performance at all other times. Subscribers are not allowed to install custom applications for session-based plans. Dedicated plans include dedicated RAM and vCPU for each desktop, and the ability to install custom applications.

4. Is Azure virtual desktop persistent or non-persistent?

Generally, Azure Windows 10 VMs supports complete desktop, RemoteApp, and persistent or non-persistent desktops, dedicated or multi-session Windows 10 instances. Our plans are based on persistent multi-session WVDs. We will be happy to provide custom quotes for your specific requirements.

5. How does our Azure Virtual Desktop pricing work?

We have designed our plans for simplicity. Depending on the number of typical business users, we have suggested appropriate dedicated WVD plans based on certain configurations. There is a price you pay for the underlying managed resources and an additional fixed price per user to account for per user licenses, bandwidth, and support. You can add more or less users per plan based on the actual resource needs of your users. At any time, you can upgrade to a more powerful plan if needed. Session-based plans are even simpler. It is one fully-managed desktop per user with 50 GB storage space for a fixed price of $90/month. Buy as many and use.

6. How does one move from on-premise to WVDs?

To replicate a well-run on-premise environment, the following elements need to be assembled and configured on the Azure platform. A large Azure VM that is configured for multi-session WVDs, Azure AD, Domain Controller, storage, backup storage, appropriate Microsoft licenses, and a support plan from an Azure partner such as Apps4Rent. For onboarding and continued support, an Azure Partner is a definite requirement, because you need someone knowledgeable to bridge the gaps in the two environments.

7. What if your existing virtual machines are on Azure?

If you already have existing virtual machines on Azure, opting for Windows Virtual Desktop on Azure reduces the complexities involved in profile management, application access, and load balancing. Everything comes under one roof including interface, control panel, Active Directory, and more.

8. What is the list of eligible licenses to access Windows 7/10 with Windows Virtual Desktop?

Generally, Azure Windows 10 VMs supports complete desktop, RemoteApp, and persistent or non-persistent desktops, dedicated or multi-session Windows 10 instances.

9. What if your applications are on Windows 7?

As Windows 7 is getting Extended Security Updates till 2023, there is enough time for upgrading applications from Windows 7 to Windows 10 on Microsoft Azure.

10. What if you already have Microsoft 365 license?

If you already have Microsoft 365 licenses, you can transfer those licenses to your Azure WVD environment.

11. How do we get the advantage of using Windows 10 Enterprise multi-session operating system?

You get the advantage of using Windows 10 Enterprise multi-session operation as part of Microsoft WVD entitlement. This can be used only within Azure and is available only through Azure Marketplace. If you attempt to operate it out of Azure, you will receive error message.

12. What levels of graphic virtualizations are available?

There are different levels of graphics virtualization options available in Windows Virtual Desktop. High-performance graphics virtualization is possible with one or more dedicated GPUs in the Virtual Machine. You can also use RemoteFX, which is a high-density graphics virtualization. Dedicated GPUs are performance-oriented while RemoteFX is density-oriented.

13. How does a partner like Apps4Rent add value to Windows Virtual Desktop?

Microsoft Solutions Partner like Apps4Rent will help you integrate, deploy and build on the Windows Virtual Desktop capabilities. We also offer real 24/7 support to the end-users and premium services for targeted solutions in the Azure Marketplace. You can pick one of our standard WVD plans, request a quote for your specific requirements, or talk to one of our Microsoft experts now!

Koby, Senior Manager, Springfield, Illinois

"When we started working from home, Apps4Rent procured our Windows Virtual Desktop during difficult times. All our 200 employees securely migrated to Azure without affecting business operations at all. We strengthened our security single sign-on and multi-factor authentication, which was again done seamlessly."

Kristen, Transition Manager, Phoenix, Arizona

"Azure virtual desktop is the best tool for moving to remote work. When our operations shut down intermittently, we were in a fix. Apps4Rent arrived on time to rescue us. Thanks to the team, our 24/7 business continuity was maintained with such ease. I am confident that WVD is going to be a super big service in future."

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