Suppose you work at large accounting firm that uses Microsoft 365. Your organization has 50 employees that may use different devices depending on where they're working. During tax season, your organization hires short-term workers to be able to meet customer needs and tax deadlines. Tax software changes from year to year and your organization also has some legacy applications that are a challenge to support.

You'd like to simplify management of the software your organization uses. You also need to support a flexible workforce by providing a secure, consistent, and performant experience to the apps they need to do their work. You want to see how Windows Virtual Desktop can help your organization.

The following video gives you an overview of Windows Virtual Desktop.

We'll cover the key points from the video in the following units.

Learning objectives

At the end of this module, you should be able to:

  • Describe Windows Virtual Desktop and how it works
  • Decide whether Windows Virtual Desktop is a good choice for your organization


  • Familiarity with server and client management concepts and tools
  • Familiarity with Windows virtualization technologies, like Remote Desktop Services