We have just updated our What's new in Windows Virtual Desktop document for changes made to the service in June 2021.
Windows Virtual Desktop is now Azure Virtual Desktop
To better align with our vision of a flexible cloud desktop and remote application platform, we've renamed Windows Virtual Desktop to Azure Virtual Desktop. Learn more atthe announcement post in our blog.
EU, UK, and Canada geographies are now generally available
Metadata service for the European Union, UK, and Canada is now in general availability. These new locations are very important to data sovereignty outside the US. For more information, seeour blog post.
The Getting Started tool is now in public preview
We created the Azure Virtual Desktop Getting Started tool to make the deployment process easier for first-time users. By simplifying and automating the deployment process, we hope this tool will help make adopting Azure Virtual Desktop faster and more accessible to a wider variety of users. Learn more at ourblog post.
Azure Virtual Desktop pricing calculator updates
We've made some significant updates to improve the Azure Virtual Desktop pricing experience on the Azure pricing calculator, including the following:
We've updated the service name to Azure Virtual Desktop
We also updated the layout with the following new items:
A Storage section with both managed disk and file storage bandwidth
A custom section that shows cost-per-user
You can access the pricing calculator atthis page.
Single Sign-on (SSO) using Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS)