Windows 365 vs Azure Virtual Desktop.
The right technology for all your needs!
Cloud PC – Windows 365
Optimised for simplicity
Cloud VDI – Azure Virtual Desktop
Optimised for flexibility
Personalised desktop with Windows 10 or Windows 11 (available from autumn)
Windows 10, Windows 11 (available from autumn) or Windows Server multi-session desktops
Complete end-to-end service from Microsoft
Remote app streaming
Management from a single source in the Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Enterprise Edition)
Complete control over configurations and management
Direct self-service module (Business Edition)
Citrix and VMware support
Predictable costs per user
Flexible use-based pricing
Read more in our Bechtle blog.
Azure Virtual Desktop is a flexible platform that is managed in your Microsoft or Bechtle customer subscription. It has its own integrated management, but you can also use Citrix and VMware as alternatives and prices are flexible and use-based.
Highlights include complete desktop management as you have network control in the Azure portal with pay-as-you-go and reserved instances pricing options.
Windows 365 for Windows 10 / Windows 11 Personal Desktops is an end-to-end SaaS service fully managed by Microsoft. That means that Microsoft manages the subscription on which the desktops run as well as the entire VDI infrastructure. You use Microsoft Endpoint Manager to monitor images just as you would with a normal PC. Windows 365 is charged at a fixed price per user and month.
It has been available through Enterprise Agreement contracts, CSP and Microsoft direct contracts since August.