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P. UdayakumarDesign and Deploy Microsoft Azure Virtual Desktophttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-7796-6_1

1. Microsoft AVD Essentials

Puthiyavan Udayakumar1  
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD) integrates virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and the cloud. AVD is Microsoft Azure’s platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offering from Microsoft. It enables small to large cloud consumers to provide remote applications and full desktops from Microsoft cloud to their end users.

This chapter provides the fundamentals, getting started with desktop-as-a-service (DaaS), key terminologies, and foundations needed for AVD.

By the end of this chapter, you ...

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