Many businesses have relied on Remote Desktop Services (RDS) or Terminal Services to provide remote access to applications and desktops. While this solution has its merits, there are common pain points, such as poor performance and shared resources. Windows 365 Cloud PCs address these issues and offer significant advantages, making them the ideal solution for your business. In this blog post, we’ll explore why you should consider partnering with MTG to transition to Windows 365 and Office 365.
- Dedicated Desktop Experience: Unlike traditional RDS deployments where resources are shared, Windows 365 Cloud PCs provide users with a dedicated desktop. This personalisation helps improve performance and user experience, ensuring employees have a seamless and productive work environment.
- Enhanced Performance: Windows 365 Cloud PCs address performance issues often associated with RDS deployments by leveraging Microsoft’s robust Azure infrastructure. This ensures a smooth and responsive user experience even with demanding applications, reducing downtime and increasing productivity. Windows 365 supports varying configurations of VCPU, RAM, and premium SSD storage.
- Scalability and Flexibility: Windows 365 Cloud PCs offer unparalleled scalability and flexibility, allowing businesses to add or remove users as needed easily. This means you only pay for the resources you need, helping you to optimise costs and adapt quickly to changes in your workforce. For businesses involved in M&A or variable capacity requirements, organisations can rapidly provision new resources in a simplified manner.
- Seamless Integration with Office 365: Windows 365 and Office 365 are designed to work together seamlessly, providing a comprehensive and integrated product suite. Your team can access essential applications, files, and collaboration tools from any device, ensuring a consistent experience and boosting efficiency.
- Robust Security: Windows 365 Cloud PCs offer robust security features, including multi-factor authentication, data encryption, and threat protection. By partnering with MTG, you can further enhance your security posture with our managed security services, ensuring your business remains protected against evolving threats.
- Simplified Management: When you choose MTG as your IT partner, our team will manage and maintain your Windows 365 Cloud PCs so that you can focus on your core business. We’ll take care of updates, patches, and monitoring, providing peace of mind and a hassle-free IT experience.
“It’s about enabling a new way of work that we believe is the future. It’s about enabling people to work from anywhere.
Jared Spataro, Corporate Vice President for Microsoft 365, said about Windows 365“
We have migrated dozens of organisations to Azure and Windows 365, and we follow a tried and tested process to undertake the migration. Our goal is to minimise disruptions and maximise the benefits of Windows 365 for your business, providing you with a secure, efficient, and flexible IT solution.
- Assessing Your Current Environment: The migration process from RDS to Windows 365 begins with a thorough assessment of your current IT infrastructure, including hardware, applications, and user requirements. Our team at MTG will work closely with you to understand your specific needs and develop a tailored migration plan to ensure a smooth transition.
- Preparing Your Infrastructure: Before migrating, our team will help you prepare your infrastructure for Windows 365. This may involve configuring Azure Active Directory, setting up proper licensing, and establishing a robust network connection to support the new environment. Additionally, we’ll ensure that all necessary security measures, such as multi-factor authentication and data encryption, are in place.
- Application Compatibility and Data Migration: One of the critical aspects of the migration process is ensuring that your applications are compatible with Windows 365. Our experts will test each application for compatibility and, if needed, identify alternative solutions or develop a plan for upgrading. We will also help you migrate your data, ensuring that files, settings, and configurations are transferred securely and efficiently.
- User Provisioning and Training: As part of the migration process, we will assist you in provisioning Windows 365 Cloud PCs for your users, assigning appropriate resources and access levels based on their roles. To ensure a seamless transition, we can also train your staff, familiarising them with the new environment and helping them make the most of Windows 365 and Office 365 features.
- Ongoing Support and Management: We believe in providing comprehensive support beyond the migration process. We’ll continue to monitor your Windows 365 Cloud PCs, ensuring optimal performance and security. With our proactive approach, we’ll handle updates, patches, and any potential issues, leaving you free to focus on your core business.
Windows 365 Cloud PCs offer a superior alternative to traditional RDS deployments, with dedicated desktops, improved performance, seamless integration with Office 365, and robust security features. By partnering with MTG, your business can harness the benefits of this innovative solution while enjoying expert support and management services.
Contact us today to discuss how Windows 365 and Office 365 can revolutionise your IT infrastructure and drive your business success. We deploy and manage Windows 365 as part of our ITaaS service. Furthermore, all Windows 365 Cloud PCs benefit from advanced security, MDR, and 365 Defender.