Microsoft offers a comprehensive set of IT solutions for all the major varieties of virtualization scenarios.Developing a Desktop Virtualization StrategyThere are many desktop virtualization options and possible combinations and therefore, to develop a desktop virtualization strategy, it is important to understand the different technologies available today and identify user needs and scenarios that best benefit from these technologies.Today we will focus on the lower left hand section regarding “Desktop Virtualization”
Through virtualization employees can access their applications and data safely over a network and the risk of data loss is minimized as all user settings are stored in the data center. On the IT side, virtualization accelerates deployment of new capabilities without needing to acquire new hardware and configure components. It also reduces application testing requirements and compatibility issues and simplifies disaster recovery and compliance.
Add We know some of you have devices and clients aren’t covered by SA, that’s why we are also offering stand-along Windows VDA for thin clients.
Windows VDA is a new type of license designed to help you license virtual copies of Windows. It is a device based subscription, which means the total number of licenses is equal to the total number of devices tat access the virtual environment. Additionally, it is an annual subscription, following the SA model.
Through virtualization employees can access their applications and data safely over a network and the risk of data loss is minimized as all user settings are stored in the data center. On the IT side, virtualization accelerates deployment of new capabilities without needing to acquire new hardware and configure components. It also reduces application testing requirements and compatibility issues and simplifies disaster recovery and compliance.Developing a Desktop Virtualization StrategyThere are many desktop virtualization options and possible combinations and therefore, to develop a desktop virtualization strategy, it is important first to understand the different technologies available today and second to identify user needs and scenarios that would best benefit from these technologies. The next sections provide more detail and guidance on these steps.
What is virtualization?
Some of the key components of the Microsoft VDI offering are:Windows Server 2008 with Hyper-V:Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V allows you to virtualize server roles as separate virtual machines (VMs) running on a single physical machine, without the need to buy third-party software. Support for the latest hardware-assisted virtualization technologies allows virtualization of very demanding workloads. Clustering of Windows Server virtualization (WSv) hosts or VMs running on WS hosts and backup of VMs while they are running keep your virtualized servers highly available. New management tools and performance counters make the virtualized environment easier to manage and monitor. Terminal Services (TS) RemoteApp and TS Web Access allow programs that are accessed remotely to be opened with just one click and appear as if they are running seamlessly on the end user's local computer. TS Gateway helps provide secure remote access to Windows-based programs through firewalls – without the need for a virtual private network (VPN).Systems Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008:SCVMM is part of the Systems Center Management suite, which provides integrated management across physical, virtual and session based infrastructure. Virtual Machine Manager 2008 (VMM) supports the management of hosts running Hyper-V, and VMM can actually enable Hyper-V remotely from the VMM 2008 console. It integrates with new clustering support in Windows Server 2008 to allow for fault-tolerant and cluster aware virtual machines to be created, as well as providing VMM-specific functions, such as Intelligent Placement, the Self-Service Portal, and the integrated Library. In addition to support for Hyper-V, SCVMM provides support for non-Microsoft infrastructure, including CITRIX and VMWare. This integrated management capability greatly reduces IT management overheads normally associated with managing virtual desktop environments.Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V):App-V is a part of Microsoft’s Desktop Optimization pack (MDOP), and enables applications to run without the need to visit a desktop, laptop, or terminal server. Applications are no longer installed on the client—and there is minimal impact on the host operating system or other applications. As a result, application conflicts and the need for regression testing are dramatically reduced. Virtual Application deployments, patches, updates, and terminations are more easily managed via policies.Desktop delivery through Citrix Xen Desktop:Citrix XenDesktop™ offers a next-generation, user-centric desktop virtualization solution that provides a complete system for desktop delivery. XenDesktop dynamically assembles virtual desktops on-demand, providing users a new, yet personalized, desktop each time they log on – ensuring that performance never degrades. In addition, XenDesktop’s high-speed delivery protocol provides unparalleled responsiveness over any network which helps in desktop optimization. As part of Microsoft's VDI roadmap, We plan on introducing our own connection broker technology, as part of Remote Desktop Services (aka Terminal Services). This technology will be a part of Windows Server 2008 R2, and will complement some of the VDI technology currently being built into Windows 7. Additional functionality is expected to include:Support for upto 10 monitorsMultimedia enhancements for remote desktops, including enhanced bidirectional audio, rich D3D and video remoting capability, support for aeroglass, etcHence, in the WS08 R2 timeframe, we will have two options for implementing VDI:For large, complex enterprise deployments, the joint Microsoft and Citrix solution will continue to offer a superior set of features.For small scale departmental implementations, the Microsoft-only stack will provide the best balance of features and price.Organizations that are considering VDI today, are encouraged to deploy the current Microsoft-Citrix offering, as this will enable them to lay a foundation to grow their VDI infrastructure in the future.
As part of Microsoft’s strategy to provide the best value and technology for customers, we have made it simpler and cheaper to buy the comprehensive VDI technology from Microsoft.Customers can now buy different components of the server and management infrastructure required to run VDI through a single licensing vehicle. This licensing vehicle has two SKUs: The VDI Standard Suite and VDI Premium Suite. Both suites complement the VECD license, by following the same device-based annual subscription pricing model.The VDI Standard Suite is a collection of technology to help organizations deploy the basic infrastructure for VDI. Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 is the virtualization platform for hosting your servers and desktops. Management of your virtual infrastructure is taken care of the various system center components, including System Center Virtual Machine Manager, System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 and System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2. Applications can be delivered dynamically via App-V, since MDOP is also included in the VDI standard suite. The standard suite also enables restricted use rights for Remote Desktop Services, to deliver VDI desktops to users. (Session based desktop delivery is not permitted via the VDI standard suite). As you can see, the VDI Standard Suite offers tremendous value, since key VDI technology such as application virtualization and integrated management are included.The VDI premium suite is for customers want additional flexibility from their VDI environment. Remote Desktops Services is unrestricted, thereby enabling customers to deliver both session based desktops as well as VDI desktops. The VDI Premium Suite also includes App-V for RDS, thereby allowing organizations to deliver applications dynamically to the Remote Desktop Server, effectively reducing silos for RDS applications.In addition to being simple to purchase, both SKUs provide customers with excellent value. The standard suite retails at $21/device/year, whereas the premium SKU retails for $53/year. This not only represents a substantial discount over the competition’s retail price, but also represent a tremendous savings when compared to buying each product individually.It is important to note that neither suite replaces VECD. Customers looking to use Windows XP/Vista/7 in a VDI environment still need to purchase VECD separately to be fully compliant with licensing. Our strong partnership with Citrix for VDI continues, with the Citrix XenDesktop product adding valuable functionality to the Microsoft VDI suites, such as delivering an HDX user experience across multiple device types and network configurations, single mage provisioning and management and storage optimization technologies, to give our customers a truly enterprise grade VDI solution. XenDesktop also supports Windows 7 as the VDI desktop, and integrates very well with the rest of the Microsoft stack.
The VDI suite is a collection of technology to help organizations deploy the basic infrastructure for VDI. Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 is the virtualization platform for hosting your servers and desktops. Management of your virtual infrastructure is taken care of the various system center components, including System Center Virtual Machine Manager, System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 and System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2. Applications can be delivered dynamically via App-V, since MDOP is also included in the VDI standard suite. The standard suite also enables restricted use rights for Remote Desktop Services, to deliver VDI desktops to users. (Session based desktop delivery is not permitted via the VDI standard suite)The VDI premium suite is for customers want additional flexibility from their VDI environment. Remote Desktops Services is unrestricted, thereby enabling customers to deliver both sessi0n based desktops as well as VDI desktops. The VDI Premium Suite also includes App-V for RDS, thereby allowing organizations to deliver applications dynamically to the Remote Desktop Server, effectively reducing silos for RDS applications.
The VDI suites have been designed to offer a discount as against purchasing the different components individually.
Windows vda office roaming licensing - august 18 10
User State Virtualization Server Virtualization Presentation R2 Virtualization R2 Virtualization Management Desktop Virtualization Application Virtualization WindowsVirtual Desktop Access
A Device Based Annual Subscription Program for Devices that Don’tQualify for SA to License Virtual Copies of Windows (XP, Vista, and 7) Windows VDA What devices can be covered? Thin clients, third party devices Is Software Assurance a pre-requisite? No Approximately What is the retail price? US$100/year/device* Does it have Yes Software Assurance benefits? Total number of Windows VDA Licenses Required Total number of Devices not Qualified for Windows Client SA accessing a Virtual Environment(Irrespective of virtualization infrastructure) Actual prices and payment terms may vary. Final prices and payment terms for licenses acquired through resellers are determined by agreement between the customer and its reseller.
Every Device Accessing the VDI Infrastructure Can Be Licensed through SAor Standalone
Windows Client SA Windows VDA VDI using PCs as access devices VDI with thin clients as access devicesVM on Contractor / Employee Owned PCs VM on Portable Media Remote Boot VM from Network Storage Device Blade PCs Recommended Valid
Corporate servers Work Device Work John Device Personal Laptop Personal John Laptop Public Public Kiosk John Kiosk (1) John must be the primary user of a device licensed with Office SA to have Roaming Use Rights
Supported Not supported Home access Employee owned PC at work • FTE is the primary user of a device licensed with Office SA • FTE is the primary user of a device licensed with Office SA • FTE accesses virtual image of Office from personal home device • FTE logs on to their virtual instance from a personal device at work • Office license not required for home device for this use case • Roaming Use Rights does not apply for internal access Hotel kiosk access Internal roaming • FTE is the primary user of a device licensed with Visio SA • FTE’s primary device is covered with Office SA • FTE accesses virtual image of Visio from home device • FTE logs on to their virtual instance from a branch office device • Visio license not required for device for this use case • Roaming Use Rights does not apply for internal access On premise access from personal laptop Shared work station • FTE is the primary user of a device licensed with Office SA • FTE is one of 10 users for thin client licensed with Office SA • FTE logs on to their virtual instance from a personal device at work • FTE needs access to their virtual image while at home or traveling • Office license not required on this device for this use case • FTE is not the single primary user and cannot use roaming rights(1) Provided for information purposes only; consult July 2010 PUR for complete language(2) A “qualifying 3rd party device” is a device that is owned and/or controlled by an entity other than you or your affiliates
License Requirement No additional licensing required 100 PCs 80 Users 50 VMs with SA Windows License Office License VDI Suites LicenseMy company has 100 • All Windows Client OS • No licensing change - • VDI Suites are devicecorporate PCs with their licenses are already All devices accessing based, so 100 licenses covered with SA, no Office virtual images of VDI SuitesWindows Client OS covered additional licensing is must have anunder SA that need to access (Standard or Premium) required. equivalent or higherour VDI environment. Office edition (throughHowever, we only have 80 Volume Licensing).users and only 50 VMs areused at any one time.
License Requirement No additional licensing required 100 PCs 300 Users 150 VMs with SA Windows License Office License VDI Suites LicenseMy company has 100 PCs • All Windows Client OS • No licensing change - • VDI Suites are devicewith their Windows Client OS licenses are already All devices accessing based, so 100 licenses covered with SA, no Office virtual images of VDI Suitescovered with SA, with 300 additional licensing is must have anworkers accessing our VDI (Standard or Premium) required equivalent or higherenvironment in shifts. At any Office edition (throughtime, 150 VMs are being Volume Licensing).accessed using VDI. Allusage is within the corporateIT network with no externalroaming by users.
License Requirement 100 Windows 100 PCs 100 Thin VDA Licenses 100 Users 150 VMs with SA Clients Windows License Office License VDI Suites LicenseMy company has 100 PCs • 100 thin clients, do not • No licensing change - • VDI Suites are devicewith their Windows Client OS have SA and therefore All devices accessing based, so 200 licenses require 100 Windows Office virtual images of VDI Suitescovered by SA and 100 thin VDA licenses. must have an (Standard or Premium)clients using VDI. Only 100 equivalent or higherdevices are used at a time, • 100 PCs with Office edition (through Windows Client OSand access 150 VMs running licenses are already Volume Licensing).Windows Vista or Windows covered with SA, noXP. additional licenses required
License Requirement No additional Windows 100 Employees Occasional VDA Licenses (each a named user of a Home Access VDI device at work) Windows License Office License VDI Suites LicenseMy company has 100 Windows VDA licenses • All company owned thin VDI Suite licenses include include roaming use rights clients accessing Office roaming use rights for theemployees who are the for the primary user of a require an Office primary user of a deviceprimary users of 100 thin device covered under license. covered under VDA.clients covered under VDA. • For thin clients covered • Employee is a primaryWindows VDA at work. with Office SA, no user of VDA device,These employees additional license each device needs a VDIoccasionally work from home required for external Suite license (Standard roaming use – covered or Premium)and access the corporate under Roaming UseVMs via VDI from their home • Employee is not a Rights primary user of VDAPCs (employee-owned) not device, 100 VDI Suitetypically used for work licenses (Standard orpurposes. Premium) for 100 third party devices (home PCs).
License Requirement 100 Windows VDA Licenses OR 100 Employees 100% 100 Windows Client OS with SA (employee-owned PCs Home Access working remotely) Licenses Windows License Office License VDI Suites LicenseMy company has 100 These non-corporate • No licensing change - • VDI Suites are deviceemployees who work from devices will have to be All devices accessing based, so 100 licenses licensed. Office virtual images of VDI Suiteshome on regular or planned must have anbasis and will access • For 100 employee- (Standard or Premium) equivalent or highercorporate VMs via VDI from owned PCs, 100 Office edition (through Windows VDA ortheir employee-owned PCs. Windows Client OS Volume Licensing). with SA licenses are required to be purchased by the company and assigned to the employee PCs.
License Requirement 300 Windows VDA Licenses 300 Office SA licenses 300 Roaming Users 300 Thin Clients Windows License Office License VDI Suites LicenseMy company has 300 users • For 300 thin client • No licensing change - VDI Suites are devicethat access our VDI devices accessing All devices accessing based, so 300 licenses VDI, 300 Windows Office virtual images of VDI Suites (Standardenvironment via 300 thin VDA licenses are must have anclients. These 300 users also or Premium). VDI Suites required. equivalent or higherneed to access their VDI Office edition (through also support roaming • For VDI devices, rights, so no additionaldesktops and Office Windows VDA has Volume Licensing).applications from public licensing for the public roaming rights for the • Office SA includes machines.machines, such as internet single primary user. Roaming Use Rightskiosks or offsite third party So all devices, such for the single primarydevices. as PCs, outside the user. All PCs outside network are covered the network are for the 300 users. covered for the 300 users.
License Requirement 100 Windows VDA Licenses OR 100 Contractors 100 Contractors 100 Windows Client OS with SA Jan – June July – Dec Licenses Windows License Office License VDI Suites LicenseMy company has 100 Each contractor-owned • All devices accessing Each contractor-ownedcontractors who are working PC will require a Office virtual images PC will require a VDI Windows VDA license must have an Suite license, whichfor 6 months, and then 100 (recommended) or equivalent or higher comes with 90-daydifferent contractors are Windows Client OS with Office edition (through permanentemployed for the other 6 SA license, which Volume Licensing). reassignment rights.months. Each contractor will comes with 90-day • 100 Office licenseshave one PC (owned by the reassignment rights. • 100 contractor PCs are required. These accessing VDI, 100contractor) to access our licenses may be • For 100 contractor VDI Suite licensescorporate VMs via VDI. PCs accessing VDI, reassigned after 90 (Standard or Premium) 100 Windows VDA days of the last licenses are required. assignment to another set of PCs.
In order to support the changes made to the licensing of Windows for virtualization and roaming rights,the available Enterprise products changed as follows beginning July 5, 2010: •Removal of VECD for SA as an optional Enterprise Product (incorporation as an SA Benefit) •Rebranding of VECD to Windows Virtual Desktop Access (Windows VDA) •Clarification in Product List/PUR to reflect roaming rights vs. Qualified DesktopImpacted Documents: Enrollment and Standard CPS change:•Indirect Enrollments reflects changes to theEnterprise Product Selection table•Amendments referencing VECD or VECD for SAwill be replaced•Product List indicates that roaming rights do notapply to third party devices controlled directly orindirectly by the Customer (to be included asQualified Desktops). Also clarifies the devices solelyaccessing software via roaming rights are not to beincluded in Qualified Desktop. Timing of changes: •July 5, 2010:•Standard CPS reflects changes to the Enterprise •Paper Enrollments/Amendments/Std. CPSProduct Selection table •E3 – replace VECD with Windows VDA and retire “VECD for SA” •August 1, 2010: Product List •August 16, 2010: eAgreements (electronic contracts) •Oct 1, 2010: Product Use Rights •TBD: SEAT Tool (Japan only - electronic contracts)
• http://volumelicensing/Shared/assetoverview.aspx?ID=982General Information Licensing Microsoft Server Products in Virtual Environments Volume Licensing brief• Application Server License Mobility - Volume Licensing briefWindows VDA Field Training • “Desktop Virtualization Licensing: A Detailed Look at VDA and VDI Suite Licensing” Academy Live Training Recording: http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9714352 Customer • “Introducing Windows Virtual Desktop access (Windows VDA)”Section - http://www.microsoft.com/windows/enterprise/solutions/virtualization/operating-system/default.aspx#licensing • www.microsoft.com/vdi • http://www.microsoft.com/virtualization/en/us/products-desktop.aspxOffice, Project, Visio Roaming Use Rights• Office OnRamp http://OfficeOnRamp• Office - Microsoft Partner Network https://partner.microsoft.com/US/productssolutions/officesystemFOR MORE INFORMATION• Licensing questions – Licensing Community: please submit questions to the “Community Central” site for help.• VDA General questions – Contact Alex Rublowsky: firstname.lastname@example.org• Office, Project, Visio roaming use rights – Rosie Mastrandrea: email@example.com
Company employees who access their corporate network from outside the network with devices which arenot owned or controlled directly or indirectly by the company are roaming. Roaming access can be fromany device (PC, thin client, mobile phone, etc.).Any legal entity that a customer owns. Ownership means control of more than 50% interest in that entity.Customers who sign an Volume Licensing agreement enrollment are referred to as an “enrolled affiliate.” Anenrollment is an option giving companies flexibility in defining their enterprise. Each enterprise must consistof entire legal entities, not partial entities such as departments, divisions, or business units. Each affiliatemust be entirely “in” or entirely “out.” Source: “Microsoft Business and Services Agreement (MBSA)” and “Microsoft Enterprise Agreement Program Guide” http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/about-licensing/document-library.aspx?filter=enterprise agreement and enterprise subscription agreementBefore you use Office application software under a license, you must assign that license to one device(physical hardware system). That device is the ”licensed device.” You may reassign that license, but not ona short-term basis (i.e., not within 90 days of the last assignment). If you reassign a license, the device towhich you reassign the license becomes the new licensed device for that license. Source: Microsoft Product Use Rights, Microsoft Desktop Applications, General License Terms, Installation and Use Rights
A Deeper Look at the Technology Behind the Offering Roaming Profiles User Profiles and Data Folder Redirection Application DeliveryVDI Suites Remote App Desktop and Session Delivery For Integrated Virtualization Platform Management
$21/year/device $53/year/device • Two simple SKUs for Microsoft VDI • Simple device based annual subscription • Both SKUs are significantly cheaper than the competition • Enterprise grade features at a low price point in conjunction with Citrix • Application virtualization, integrated management included in base SKU • Choice of VDI and session-based desktops in premium SKUThe VDI suites support extended roaming rights
Simple Licensing for Microsoft Infrastructure and Management Application Delivery VDI Standard Suite VDI Premium Suite Desktop Delivery Connection Broker for VM Delivery Technology for Session Delivery Management Use Rights for System Center components restricted to VDI Scenario Virtualization Platform
$80/device/year $53/device/year $21/device/year (L+SA) (subscription) (subscription) Premium Suite: Standard 33% savings over Suite: the individual components 74% savings over the individual components• MDOP Subscription, Full Use rights • MDOP Full Use rights • MDOP Full Use rights• RDS CAL L+SA, Full use rights • RDS CAL Full use rights • RDS CAL Restricted use rights• SCOM Std SML L+SA, Full use rights • SCOM Std SML Restricted use rights • SCOM Std SML Restricted use rights• SCCM Std SML L+SA, Full use rights • SCCM Std SML Restricted use rights • SCCM Std SML Restricted use rights• SCVMM CML L+SA, Full use rights • SCVMM CML Full use rights • SCVMM CML Full use rights