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Windows Virtual Desktop

Work from anywhere at any time safely with Windows Virtual Desktop that
combines compatibility of Windows 10 with a new scalable multi-session experience for your end-users.

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87% of CIOs believe digitally empowering employees can drive at least 5% additional revenue growth over 3 years
Employees who work for firms that make apps available and highly accessible spend 17% less time on manual processes
63% of full-time employees think that working remotely improves productivity

Transitioning to the modern workplace

The way we work has changed. The modern employee wants to work from anywhere at any time and to collaborate with their colleagues easily.

However, your organisation may struggle to balance usability, efficiency, and security, while also delivering the technology strategy within budget.

Our consultants can advise on the best approach for your business based on your users, your existing infrastructure, and the applications you use and need. As part of this process, they may recommend a route including Windows Virtual Desktop, Managed Desktop or a combination of both.

What is the difference between Windows Virtual Desktop and Managed Desktop?

Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD)

is a fully managed virtual desktop as a subscription service

Managed Desktop as a Service

is a managed service to support a physical device.

The benefits

Work on any device from anywhere

WVD is fully optimised to combine the power of Windows 10 and Microsoft 365 on any device you may have, including employee’s own devices (BYOD).

Deploy in minutes

At Chess, we can deploy WVD in minutes helping you to work better together from anywhere, at any time.

Built-in intelligent security

Protect your data and ensure compliance with the built-in security features of Microsoft 365, even if using personal devices.

Reduce your costs

WVD helps to reduce costs by utilising your existing licences and prolonging the life of your hardware as you can spin WVD on old, under-powered devices since it uses minimal computing power.

Update your devices

As part of the Managed Desktop route, also known as Desktop-as-a-Service, you can choose to update your hardware and lease your end-user devices.

Focus on your work

Using a managed desktop service allows you to focus on the core function of your business rather than supporting end-user devices.

Built-in intelligent security

Protect your data and ensure compliance with the built-in security features of Microsoft 365, even if using personal devices.

Reduce your costs

Reduce costs by outsourcing user device deployment, IT service management and operations, security monitoring and response and user support.

Chess helps you decide which service is best for you

Modern Workplace Assessment

The modern workplace assessment will help you decide on the best solution for your organisation. Over two days a technical architect will review and advise on the right approach for your business - Managed Desktop as a Service or Windows Virtual Desktop.  

  • Deployment of discovery tools and capacity planning 
  • Review of tenant readiness for Modern Workplace (Microsoft 365 licences, Azure AD configuration and devices) 
  • Capture of user scenarios (power users, frontline users, field sales etc.)
  • Existing infrastructure including devices, network links, platforms
  • Application discovery (Legacy, native, EoL etc.) 
  • Create and share appraisal document

  • Presentation walkthrough of discovery findings and tenant readiness

  • Explaining the transformation steps and commercial implications

  • A documented and defined desktop delivery strategy aligned to the business requirements

£1600 excl. VAT 

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Modern Workplace Experience

Through the Modern Workplace Experience a technical architect will deliver over two days a proof of concept, a dedicated virtual desktop and/or managed desktop environment.

  • Proof of concept
  • Dedicated virtual desktop and/or managed desktop environment for 5 users over a 30-day period
  • Package and deployment of 3 selected line of business applications
  • 2-hour knowledge transfer session to internal teams

£1800 excl. VAT 

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