Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) is an Azure cloud based technology which offers administrators the ability to provide users with secure Windows 10 environment from any device. The integration with AppsAnywhere guides users through setting up and launching WVD and accessing all their WVD apps from the same place as everything else they need; within AppsAnywhere.

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Overview

Windows Virtual Desktop allows administrators to deliver excellent Windows 10 experiences to users on any device. As WVD is hosted on the Azure cloud platform, it is comparatively easier to administrate than its on-premise predecessor, VDI, with many components such as load-balancing, storage and diagnostics managed by Azure. 

How AppsAnywhere assists the delivery of apps available in Windows Virtual Desktop is a little different to how other technologies are integrated with AppsAnywhere. When the user launches an app with a WVD delivery method configured, they are guided through a series of steps, one of these steps presents a button to launch the WVD client, they are then guided through the process of accessing WVD and finding and launching their app.

This section of the documentation will guide you through connecting AppsAnywhere to your Windows Virtual Desktop environment to allow Windows Virtual Desktop apps to be delivered with the assistance of AppsAnywhere.


Getting Started

This documentation is purely concerned with connecting an existing Windows Virtual Desktop environment to AppsAnywhere and configuring AppsAnywhere to start assisting in delivering apps available in Windows Virtual Desktop. It is assumed therefore that you already have Windows Virtual Desktop infrastructure set up, configured and able to deliver your applications. It is outside of the scope of this documentation to go into how to set up Windows Virtual Desktop in the first place.

Connecting to a Windows Virtual Desktop Environment

Before you can use any of the Windows Virtual Desktop delivery methods, you need to connect AppsAnywhere to your Windows Virtual Desktop environment. The following articles in this section will help you manage the connection between AppsAnywhere and Windows Virtual Desktop.

Once AppsAnywhere is connected to your Windows Virtual Desktop environment, you are ready to start delivering resources. The following articles in this section will help you add delivery methods in AppsAnywhere to start delivering resources.

These are all summarized in the Windows Virtual Desktop Delivery Methods article.