Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) is the latest virtualization solution to hit the market. There’s been a ton of buzz about it. And, because it leverages Microsoft’s powerful Azure platform, WVD will facilitate a wave of cloud-computing initiatives.
For one thing, users can securely interact with virtual Windows 7 and multi-user Windows 10 services—whether it’s a complete desktop experience or just select apps.
With any new virtualization solution comes the need for virtual desktop printing. That’s where the added complexity comes in. Virtualization was designed for dynamic environments, whereas printing was designed for static ones.
Many enterprise print solutions may claim to smooth out some of the bumps associated with virtual desktop printing, but their solutions often require more infrastructure. And that kind of defeats the point of moving to the cloud.
A Cloud Solution Optimized for Cloud Solutions
PrinterLogic SaaS is a true next-gen enterprise solution for virtual desktop printing. It’s a serverless printing infrastructure that integrates seamlessly with Windows Virtual Desktop to provide reliable, intuitive printing to your entire workforce. Including mobile users.
Here are specific ways that PrinterLogic SaaS enhances printing in WVD while also supporting your wider cloud-computing initiative.
The Technical Nitty Gritty
You might be wondering how PrinterLogic works with Windows Virtual Desktop. That integration is as straightforward as the solution itself.
First, the PrinterLogic client is installed on Windows, macOS or Linux endpoints. That can be done however you like, such as with your existing automated deployment software. Next, printers and drivers are deployed to the endpoints using the web-based PrinterLogic admin console, which offers a single pane of glass for managing your entire print environment.
Local PrinterLogic printers then appear as redirected printers in the WVD session when the user logs in. To print, the user does what they normally do—click “Print.” At this point, the print job is created and compressed on the WVD session server, then sent back to the endpoint. From there, the print job is spooled and gets routed to the selected printer via direct IP.
Simple and reliable. That’s all there is to it.
Test PrinterLogic SaaS with Virtual Desktop Printing in Your Organization
If you’ve already migrated to Windows Virtual Desktop, we encourage you to test PrinterLogic SaaS in your environment to see how it performs. Start your trial today and you’ll be able to put it through the paces for 30 days. Completely free of charge.
And you can also take advantage of PrinterLogic SaaS to help smooth your migration to WVD in the future. Test it alongside—or in place of—your existing enterprise print solution, and you’ll see how our serverless print infrastructure creates a scalable, secure and cost-effective platform for further moves into the cloud.
For more information on how PrinterLogic can simplify WVD printing, check out our whitepaper.