Deliver remote desktops and apps with Azure Virtual Desktop

Microsoft 365
Azure Virtual Desktop

Azure Virtual Desktop on Microsoft Azure is a desktop and app virtualization service that runs on the cloud. Azure Virtual Desktop works across devices – including Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android – with full-featured apps that you can use to access remote desktops and apps.


  • Familiarity with server and client management concepts and tools
  • Familiarity with Windows virtualization technologies, like Remote Desktop Services

Modules in this learning path

Learn how to use Azure Virtual Desktop to deliver remote desktop and remote app experiences in Microsoft Azure.

Learn how to prepare for Azure Virtual Desktop - a cloud-based virtualization solution running on Microsoft Azure. Azure Virtual Desktop is an elastically scalable service to deliver remote desktop and remote app experiences - without having to manage the underlying server infrastructure. Review the prerequisites and tools provided by Microsoft to get ready to provision your first Azure Virtual Desktop host pool.

Learn how to deploy Azure Virtual Desktop. Start with provisioning an Azure Virtual Desktop connection to a remote resource, and make a desktop and apps available to users by using application groups. You will then customize the workspace for your users and end by installing Azure Virtual Desktop client for Windows and connect to the workspace.

Learn how to optimize Azure Virtual Desktop, by setting up Autoscale for your host pool.

Learn about the Microsoft security capabilities that help keep your applications and data secure in your Microsoft Azure Virtual Desktop deployment.

Learn how to deliver applications by using MSIX app attach. MSIX app attach is an application delivery technology that separates applications and their state from the operating system and assigns applications to users dynamically.

In this module, you'll learn to deploy Azure Firewall, route all network traffic through Azure Firewall, and configure rules. You'll also route the outbound network traffic from the Azure Virtual Desktop host pool to the service through Azure Firewall.

Microsoft Azure Virtual Desktop is a cloud service that helps you give users a secure remote desktop that they can use anywhere. With Azure Virtual Desktop, you can plan appropriate business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) strategies to help protect against both unplanned and planned failures and to provide redundancy.