Cloud Direct awarded the Microsoft Azure Virtual Desktop Advanced Specialisation

We’re excited to announce that Cloud Direct is one of the first Microsoft partners to have been awarded the Microsoft Azure Virtual Desktop (WVD) Advanced Specialisation in the UK.

The WVD Advanced Specialisation serves as a signal of a partner’s knowledge, experience, and expertise. It was introduced by Microsoft to help customers identify which partners are most capable of deploying, scaling and securing virtual desktop infrastructure on Azure.

“Being recognised as one of the first UK partners to receive the Azure Virtual Desktop Advanced Specialisation is a welcomed addition to our Azure Expert MSP status, and an achievement we take great pride in. It’s a testament to our on-going investment in the Microsoft Stack and allows us to continue providing top-tier technology to the mid-market. We look forward to leveraging our expertise to help more businesses deploy the technology they need to scale with confidence.” – Brett Raynes, CEO, Cloud Direct

Only partners that meet the criteria below are able to earn the advanced specialisation:

  • Pass a third-party audit of WVD practices
  • Have proven experience in WVD project delivery
  • Have skilled staff with the appropriate certifications

“The Microsoft Azure Virtual Desktop advanced specialization highlights the partners who can be viewed as most capable when it comes to deploying Azure Virtual Desktop in Azure. Cloud Direct clearly demonstrated that they have both the skills and the experience to offer clients a path to transition to desktop-as-a-service in a scalable, secure, and cost-effective way.” – Gavriella Schuster, Corporate Vice President, One Commercial Partner (OCP) at Microsoft Corp.

What is Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD)?

AVD is a Microsoft solution that seamlessly integrates with other Microsoft products and allows customers to implement virtual desktops in a scalable, secure, and cost-effective way. You can learn more about AVD here.

There’s never been a better time to deploy AVD

Looking to deploy AVD as part of your organisation’s secure remote working efforts? if you adopt WVD before 31 March 2021 you’re able to qualify for a 90-day discount on your Azure consumption costs.

We’ve completed numerous successful Azure Virtual Desktop projects with our deployment packages. These range from fast cost-effective remote working solutions, through to advanced multi-site engagements.


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