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Ekco is delighted to announce that it has been awarded the Microsoft Windows Virtual Desktop Specialization.

Ekco is one of  a select number of partners to have received this specialisation and is proud to have this significant designation to showcase its expertise in the area of desktop-as-a-service.

Reacting to the announcement, Steve MacNicholas, MD for Ekco Ireland, said: “This achievement is another major step in our commitment to building deep technical expertise with one of our key partners in Microsoft. The Microsoft Windows Virtual Desktop Specialization is hopefully the first of many specialisations for Ekco.

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What does Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD) do?

Simply put, AVD facilitates people to work wherever they want, while also reducing IT costs and improving productivity.

As an example, AVD helped Microsoft to transition 90% of its on-premises workforce to remote work in two weeks – by adding capacity for 32,000 virtual desktops.

This makes AVD an essential tool for companies looking to embrace the benefits of remote work and stay competitive in today’s interconnected world.

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How did Ekco achieve the Microsoft Windows Virtual Desktop Specialization?

Microsoft has a number of steps that partners have to pass in order to receive this specialisation:

  • Have an active Solutions Partner designation in Infrastructure
  • Demonstrate ongoing support of customers via AVD for the past three months
  • Have the requisite in-house skills to offer advanced capabilities, demonstrated by passing the relevant Azure certifications and technical assessments
  • Prove all of the above via a third-party audit

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