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Windows Virtual Desktop Promotion Jan-Mar (30% off Compute Costs for Bs and D Series VMs for WVD Host Pools)

Thank you for joining us on today's call. To kick off 2021 we have new Windows Virtual Desktop Promotion running from January to March. Take a look at the attached Pitch deck and FAQ for more guidance. As mentioned on the call, download your 'Customer opportunities' data from the Insight dashboard found within Partner Center. This data can be used to support Sales and Marketing campaigns. See below link for more details:

(Partner Center Insights - CloudAscent Propensity reports - Partner Center | Microsoft Docs) 


We would like to make you aware of an exciting new promotion for customers who are new to the Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) platform. You can utilize this offer to generate demand with new to WVD customers in Azure Commercial cloud.  


Windows Virtual Desktop is the only service that delivers simplified management, a multi-session Windows 10 experience, optimizations for Microsoft 365 Apps for Enterprise, and support for Windows Server Remote Desktop Services (RDS) desktops and apps. With Windows Virtual Desktop, customers can deploy and scale their Windows desktops and apps on Azure in minutes and get built-in security and compliance features.


Please find attached the FAQ, the offer deck with both partner and customer facing content, and calls to action including:

  • Developing or editing your WVD offer for new customers
  • Targeting new customer lists and generating demand
  • Utilizing Content MX: WVD digital campaign content
  • Activating the offer when ready to deploy
30% off Compute Costs for Bs and D Series VMs for WVD Host Pools

The goal of this offer is to help customers who are embarking on their journey to desktop virtualization through Windows Virtual Desktop in order to achieve a secure and remote work environment for their employees as well as ongoing business continuity.


This promotion allows new Windows Virtual Desktop customers to save 30% of the computing costs in D-series and Bs-series virtual machines for up to 90 days, when using Microsoft’s Windows Virtual Desktop native platform and activated before March 31st, 2021.  Eligible customers can activate the promotion directly in the Azure Portal in just a few clicks.


The benefits and eligibility for this promotion include:

  • 30% discount on the computing costs in D-series and Bs-series virtual machines that are used in Windows Virtual Desktop host pools for up to 90 days
  • Available to customers deploying on Microsoft’s Windows Virtual Desktop native platform
  • Activation must occur before March 31st, 2021 and is for a 90 day consecutive period
  • Customers must be deploying into the Azure Commercial Cloud (not Azure Government)
  • Only one subscription per billing scope is eligible for the promotion

You can learn more about this promotion and how it will appear to customers in the Azure portal on Azure.com (info live on Jan. 5th) and additional information on Windows Virtual Desktop can be found here as well as through this video.