Virtual desktop architecture design

Migrating end-user desktops to the cloud helps improve employee productivity and enables employees to work from anywhere on a high-security cloud-based virtual desktop infrastructure.

Azure provides these virtual desktop solutions:

Introduction to virtual desktop architecture on Azure

If you're new to virtual desktops on Azure, the best way to learn more is Microsoft Learn training, a free online platform. Here's a learning path to get you started:

Path to production

Cloud Adoption Framework for Azure provides an end-to-end scenario to guide you through your virtual desktop migration or deployment. Start with Migrate or deploy Azure Virtual Desktop instances to Azure, and check out the other articles below that one in the table of contents.

These are two more key Cloud Adoption Framework articles:

See Understanding Azure Virtual Desktop network connectivity for a high-level overview of the network connections used by Azure Virtual Desktop.

Best practices

More virtual desktop resources

The following sections, organized by category, provide links to example scenarios and other articles.


Azure Virtual Desktop for the enterprise


FSLogix is designed for roaming profiles in remote computing environments like Azure Virtual Desktop. It stores a complete user profile in a single container. At sign-in, this container is dynamically attached to the computing environment. For more information, see these resources:

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Additional resources

Example solutions

These are some additional articles about Azure Virtual Desktop:

AWS professionals