Dedicated Windows VDI at AWS Likely Requires Changes

  • Customers running the Windows desktop OS and Office on dedicated hardware in Amazon, Google, or Alibaba will face increasing license compliance challenges.
  • Customers may have taken advantage of dedicated hosting to adopt hosted VDI, but Microsoft’s changes favor its own recent VDI offerings.
  • The changes to the licensing for Windows and Office are less forgiving than the rule changes for Windows Server and SQL Server.

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