Azure Virtual Desktop
Free tool for assessing, planning, and adopting Microsoft's Azure Virtual Desktop
Microsoft's Azure Virtual Desktop offering (formerly Windows Virtual Desktop) is a desktop and app virtualization service that runs on Azure. While AVD offers numerous benefits like multi-session deployments, unified management of Windows desktop and apps, and more, the question remains—is it really the right fit for your environment?
As part of the AVD launch partner ecosystem, Lakeside and Microsoft have developed a free tool to help you answer that question and, along the way, capture some helpful insights on the performance and usage of EUC resources in your environment.
The Lakeside AVD Assessment is a free, cloud-based tool powered by Lakeside Software’s SysTrack. The tool provides automated reporting on any environment as well as a readiness assessment for deploying AVD. Specifically, the tool reports on:
- Current OS composition
- Application landscape
- Resource consumption considerations
The AVD Assessment is a free, cloud-based tool powered by Lakeside's Digital Experience Cloud platform. It relies on agent-based technology that is rolled out easily and with no impact on end-user experience.
Within as early as 24 hours, you can see IT performance and usage data on your environment like OS types, most commonly used applications, and more via dashboards and a customized report.
The assessment will provide you with accurate recommendations regarding your environment's readiness for AVD without time commitment, effort, or capital investment.
The AVD Assessment will provide you with data and recommendations for determining AVD readiness and capturing helpful performance and usage data on your environment.
During the 60-day assessment period you get access to dashboards displaying gathered and analyzed data on your environment and to a customized report on resources to consider when migrating to or adopting AVD.
Key factors that are measured and reported on include:
- Free AVD right-sizing assessment
- Current OS composition details
- End-user experience scoring
- Usage and performance data on critical applications like Office
- Readiness recommendations tied to Windows 10, Internet Explorer, and Office
- Resource consumption considerations for multi-user mode including:
- Network utilization