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Azure Virtual Desktop Services

Enable a secure remote desktop experience from virtually anywhere with Azure Virtual Desktop.


Set up Azure Virtual Desktop in minutes to enable secure remote work...

Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD) is a comprehensive desktop virtualization service, that runs on the cloud through Microsoft Azure. AVD delivers users a cost-effective, locked-down Windows 10/11 PC desktop experience. AVD can also enable secure access to on-premises servers and remote applications with security controls defined through your organisation’s policies.

Deploy azure virtual desktop to solve your key issues

We deploy Azure Virtual Desktop services designed to solve our customers' key challenges.

  • Enabling a secure remote workforce

    With employees working from anywhere and on any device, security is a top concern, as it expands the attack surface and makes it harder to gain thorough network visibility. With AVD, you can configure familiar Azure security Services, benefit from a reduced attack surface due to reverse connect technology, gain granular access control and implement isolated user sessions.

  • Hardware shortages & rising costs

    There is currently a nationwide chip shortage, meaning that businesses may simply not be able to source enough devices to fulfil their requirements. Furthermore, Windows 11 requires a TPM 2.0 chip so without this, businesses will be unable to upgrade to this newer software. Azure Virtual Desktop overcomes this as computing power is driven through Azure Cloud rather than the device. Employees can even run Windows 11 through AVD without needing a device with a TPM 2.0 chip.

  • Achieving agility without increasing costs

    In every organisation employees will have hugely different requirements and uses for their devices. This tends to mean that businesses purchase devices which are over-provisioned for 95% of users, incurring much high costs. Azure Virtual Desktop can overcome this and produce cost savings through intelligent compute scaling, meaning you can add and remove resources to a VM as requirements change, and only pay for what you use.

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What can our AVD services do for you?

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Who succeeds with us

A rich, diverse customer base from finance to healthcare and everything in between

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”As a charity, it was really important for us to partner with someone that understood what we needed and Advanced did just that – they understood our vision. ”

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"Advanced stood out as being a respected supplier who implicitly understood all of our requirements and could deliver best value."

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Azure Virtual Desktop Workshop




Advanced are offering an AVD Workshop run by subject experts, which consists of an initial one-day engagement with your company to help accelerate your journey to AVD.

Learn what it involves


Becoming more scalable and agile through AVD

Desktop virtualization has been growing hugely over the past few years due to the need for secure hybrid working, but lots has changed in this technology since it first came to market. This session will show how the evolution of Azure Virtual Desktop enables organisations to become more agile whilst enabling secure remote working.

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