Desktops are evolving

Date: Dec 19, 2019

Desktops are evolving

The way we use computers is evolving, with more and more applications being delivered through cloud services via a browser.  So it is inevitable that desktop computing is going the same way.

Microsoft is rolling out its Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) with clients available for Windows, MacOS, iOS, Android and HTML-5 meaning that if you have a browser running on a device that is running one of these operating systems or supports HTML-5 you can run Windows Desktop as a Service (DaaS).

Microsoft is heavily promoting WVD primarily to help customers that need to still run Windows 7 legacy application during the transition period as they migrate to Windows 10.  Windows Virtual Desktop can virtualise Windows 7 desktops and receive free extended security updated until January 2023, giving clients three more years of Windows 7 support, free of charge!

This could be a lifeline to small businesses that have yet to find a way to get legacy applications from Windows 7 to Windows 10 and cannot afford to subscribe to the Extended Security Updates (ESU) program.

So if you are struggling to migrate away from Windows 7 because of legacy applications and you are worried about running on an unsupported OS, call us and we can help get you into a position where you are supported for the next three years providing breathing space whilst you migrate away from the legacy applications.


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