As explained in our blog post (April 17th), the public beta of Windows Virtual Desktop and the Windows 10 Enterprise Multi-Session is now live. Let’s explore why it’s a good idea to synergize this offering with Awingu, and how to enable it in your workspace.

Why combine Windows 10 Enterprise Multi-Session and Awingu?

There are multiple reasons why running Awingu on top of Windows 10 Enterprise Multi-Session can prove to be beneficial, including:

  • Multi-tenancy. Optimize multi-tenancy for ISV’s and CSP’s, as those typically have a multitude of environments to manage and a variety of backends to cover. Already today, Awingu allows you to share your backend resources, brand every separate tenant, easily link multiple AD’s, etc. Learn more about this topic in our technical session video!
  • Extended aggregation. As a Unified Workspace, Awingu aggregates all your applications, (both legacy Windows and Linux, SaaS and web (via reverse proxy)), desktops and file servers (cloud or classic). Learn more about our aggregation capabilities!
  • Enrich. Even if you only subscribe for Windows 10 Enterprise licenses, Awingu offers many features on top. That includes browser-based in-app downloads and smartcard capabilities, built-in MFA, session sharing capabilities, extended auditing capabilities and much more. Check out our features list!
  • Easy hybrid cloud. Easily combine Microsoft 10 Enterprise Multi-Session, which is hosted on Azure, with any other public or private cloud platform by using Awingu as your hybrid Unified Workspace frontend. Take a look at our architecture page! Furthermore, our partnership with Barracuda helps you to secure your hybrid environment. “The combination of Awingu and Barracuda’s Next-Gen Firewall is a unique opportunity for businesses to smoothly move into the Microsoft Azure cloud”, says Chris Dial (Director Cloud ISV’s, Microsoft)

How do I aggregate Windows 10 Enterprise Multi-Session in Awingu?

Adding Windows 10 Enterprise Multi-Session in Awingu is as easy as adding any other Azure-hosted application in Awingu. Just follow these steps:

  • Go to the Azure Marketplace and deploy a Windows 10 Multi-user VM. Be sure to deploy the Enterprise for Virtual Desktop version, as only that one is multi-session.

  • Log in to Windows 10 and put it into your domain. If applicable, edit your Remote Desktop Users according to who should be able to log in via RDP.

  • Go to your Awingu environment System Settings and add the Windows 10 Enterprise Multi-Session to your list of your Application Servers tab. In contrast to regular VDI images, edit Max connections to the number of concurrent users that you want to have logged in to the Windows 10 (instead of 1).

  • In the Applications tab, add an extra app with the Server label equal to the Windows 10 Multi-Session. No Powershell magic required, everything can easily be added via labels in the Awingu System Settings.

Interested? Deploy Awingu all-in-one via Azure today!

Arnaud Marliere

Chief Marketing Officer