Microsoft onboards Windows 11 to Windows Desktop-As-a-Service Products

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  • Microsoft is opening support for its desktop-as-a-service.
  • Azure Virtual Desktop and Windows 365 Enterprise among services to get the support.
  • The support service is only a preview at the moment.

With Windows 11 officially released, Microsoft is now rolling out its desktop-as-a-service products. Users on Azure Virtual Desktop and Windows 365 will be among the first to get those products on Windows 11 preview.

Why preview version

If you are asking why it is being rolled out as a preview when Windows 11 is officially available, it is because such products require Windows to run on 2 VMs in order to support Trusted Launch security tools. Trusted Launch is currently in preview so it goes without saying that Windows 11 should also be in preview.

Trusted Launch

In an Azure Virtual Desktop document, Microsoft had said that it was in public preview that was provided without a service agreement. Such conditions are not recommended for production workloads as certain features may be unsupported or have overly controlled capabilities.

Windows 365 Enterprise Support

Microsoft confirmed the products via a Twitter post. Currently, Microsoft is only supporting WIndows 11 on Windows 365 Enterprise and the Business version coming soon. Microsoft plans to release the full version of Windows 11 support  with new admin and management.

In the announcement, Microsoft mentions that users should convert Gen 2 virtual machines if they want to use Windows 11. Preview users have been advised to use Cloud PC that meets Windows 11 minimum requirements.

Do you have any expectations for the desktop-as-a-service products? Let us know what you think in the comment section below.