Piksel Group achieve Microsoft WVD Advanced Specialization

Posted by The Piksel Team on Apr 28, 2021 9:00:00 AM

We're pleased to announce that Piksel Group has now achieved Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) Advanced Specialization.

This shows we have met the high bar Microsoft requires of their Advanced Specialization Partners.

This is a great success for our team, and demonstrates the confidence Microsoft have in Piksel Group's delivery of WVD for our current and future customers.

Let's explore what this means for you.


Why is the WVD Advanced Specialization important?

'Our newest Advanced Specialization will showcase [a partner’s] experience with implementing Windows Virtual Desktop, including deploying, optimising, and securing virtual desktop infrastructure on Azure. This will ensure [partners] are prepared to meet the needs of customers as they continue to evolve their remote work approach.' - Microsoft

Over 50 percent of all businesses now offer home working initiatives in some capacity.

With the fast-track to remote working in 2020, it's never been more important to invest in an infrastructure that supports 'the new normal'.

That's why the Windows Virtual Desktop Advanced Specialization is so important.

This new customer-facing label ensures we're one of the best qualified IT partners for WVD.

Ultimately, this gives you greater confidence in our brilliant WVD service, alongside its usual benefits:

  • Reliable access to work files and applications from your home offices.
  • A scalable solution that can grow alongside your business needs.
  • Built-in security to protect your users and data.

Let's now take a look at some of our Windows Virtual Desktop case studies.

Our previous WVD experience

We've been champions of Windows Virtual Desktop since its beta programme release.

Since our early adoption, we've helped multiple customers across all verticals implement virtual environments with great success.

Here's a brief overview of what we did for Pret A Manger and NCL CCG.

Pret A Manger

'We’re pleased to be partnering with Piksel Group on our WVD deployment. The roll out of this particular project was very smooth and delivered on time. We found the Piksel team very responsive and quick to assist with our questions. We look forward to working together in the future.' - Saville Midgley, Global Head of Infrastructure at Pret A Manger

As Pret A Manger expanded their business, they required a flexible infrastructure that could support a global workforce.

Windows Virtual Desktop enables fast growth for the chain. They can now provision new branches quickly and securely.


The North Central London Clinical Commissioning Group rapidly shifted to a remote-first approach during the pandemic. However, they didn't have the time to procure and deploy physical equipment across their disparate team.

Piksel Group assisted NCL with this change by deploying a flexible, fast and secure Windows Virtual Desktop solution. This allowed the group to:

  • Provision new users and desktops within minutes
  • Harness existing security measures
  • Create user-specific 'images'

Piksel Group's new consultancy offering

Suffice to say our voyage into WVD isn't new. But we are growing our service offering in light of our new Advanced Specialization status.

Our new consultancy services include:

  • A two-hour WVD briefing. We showcase the key advantages of Window's Virtual Desktop.
  • A two-day WVD workshop. Our experts dive deeper into the technology and develop a unique deployment roadmap suited to your business.
  • A one-month WVD Proof of Value. Get a full, tailored desktop environment implementation that includes user profiles, desktop customisations, policies for lockdown and more.

You can read more about our offering here, or simply search for Piksel Group on the Microsoft Azure Marketplace.

Take your next step with the experts

We're thrilled with our Windows Virtual Desktop Advanced Specialization achievement.

It's a testament to our hardworking teams and our proven client success.

So, if you'd like to take the first step to Windows Virtual Desktop, you've come to the right place. With our expert consultancy offering, we'll help you make a seamless transition to a secure desktop-as-a-service.

For more information, please get in touch with our team using the form below.


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