Microsoft FSLogix Licensing

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Microsoft announced the public preview of Microsoft Windows Virtual Desktop. Now, all customers can access this service that delivers simplified management, a multi-session Windows 10 experience, optimizations for Office 365 ProPlus, and support for Windows Server Remote Desktop Services (RDS) desktops and apps. With Windows Virtual Desktop, you can deploy and scale your Windows desktops and apps on Azure in minutes and enjoy built-in security.

In this context, Microsoft acquired FSLogix, a next-generation app-provisioning platform that reduces the resources, time, and labor required to support desktop and app virtualization. FSLogix technologies enable faster load times for non-persistent users accessing Outlook or OneDrive. FSLogix technology will support both client and server RDS deployments – helping on-premises customers more easily migrate to Windows Virtual Desktop and providing a solution for customers in hybrid scenarios.

According to the Microsoft Product Terms (PT) for June 2019, below Microsoft licenses entitle you to use the FSLogix software (Profile Container, Office Container, Java Version Control, Application Masking, and Application File Containers):

  • Microsoft 365 Business, A3, A5, F1, E3, E5,
  • Microsoft Windows E3, E5, A3, A5 and
  • Microsoft Virtual Desktop Access (VDA) E3, E5
  • Also, customer’s licensed users and users of its licensed devices assigned Windows Server 2019 (or later versions) Remote Desktop Services Client Access Licenses (CALs) or Subscription Licenses (SLs) may use the FSLogix software.

For further information on Windows Virtual Desktop, please visit: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/blog/2019/03/21/windows-virtual-desktop-public-preview/.

The announcement about Microsoft acquiring FSLogix you find here: https://blogs.microsoft.com/blog/2018/11/19/microsoft-acquires-fslogix-to-enhance-the-office-365-virtualization-experience/.

The Microsoft Product Terms (PT) for June 2019 can be downloaded here: http://www.microsoftvolumelicensing.com/DocumentSearch.aspx?Mode=3&DocumentTypeId=1&.

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