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New Windows Virtual Desktop Advanced Specialization marks yet another first for BUI

BUI continues to lead from the front with cloud-driven solutions to enable secure remote productivity for the new world of work.

Johannesburg, 03 Nov 2020
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BUI is thrilled to be the first Microsoft Partner in South Africa to have earned the new Windows Virtual Desktop Advanced Specialization.

This accomplishment comes shortly after the company’s accreditation as an Azure Expert Managed Services Provider, and makes BUI the only Microsoft Partner on the African continent with both Azure Expert MSP status and advanced Windows Virtual Desktop capabilities.

Introduced by Microsoft in September this year, the Windows Virtual Desktop Advanced Specialization recognises partners with the knowledge and experience to implement, optimise and secure virtual desktop infrastructure that allows remote end-users to access the tools they need safely and easily, on any Web-enabled device.

“From the deployment of Windows Virtual Desktop environments to the management of virtual desktop infrastructure on Azure, we are helping our customers to find scalable, cost-effective solutions for their business needs,” says BUI Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer, Willem Malan.

“Enterprises are already looking to the future and planning for a post COVID-19 world, and we are seeing a greater emphasis on flexibility and security as stakeholders explore remote-work options for diverse employee groups,” continues Malan. “Virtual desktops enable productivity as usual, even in unusual times, and I think the demand for this kind of functionality will continue to grow as companies adapt to the changing business landscape,” he adds.

To earn the Windows Virtual Desktop Advanced Specialization, Microsoft Partners must pass a rigorous third-party audit, which Malan explains is designed to assess more than just technical aptitude.

“Our ability to facilitate a customer’s move to Windows Virtual Desktop is scrutinised and measured from every angle. This achievement is a testament to our top-line expertise as well as our proven success in delivering virtualised Windows desktops and applications that are secure, compliant and tailored for the modern workplace,” he says.

Empowering people to work remotely – from their homes, offices, or on the go – is critical for business continuity in a changing world. The Windows Virtual Desktop solution delivered through BUI’s a2zManaged modern managed services practice offers a comprehensive, end-to-end managed virtual desktop environment, with several advantages:

  • Affordability. Reduce overall costs with pooled, multi-session resources.
  • Accessibility. Immediate access to Windows Virtual Desktop from any Web-enabled device.
  • Availability. Windows Virtual Desktop is currently available for all geographic locations.
  • Flexibility. Get a fully scalable desktop virtualisation environment in your Azure subscription.
  • Security. Leverage Azure Active Directory to unlock security features like MFA and SSO.

“Microsoft Azure is an exceptionally powerful platform, and we are leveraging its versatility to help our customers reimagine business productivity. With comprehensive virtual desktop technology and a trusted partner on hand from server to screen, remote work becomes not only possible, but feasible, too,” notes Malan.

BUI is committed to supporting customers through every stage of digital transformation. “We are determined to help organisations unlock the full value of their technological investments,” declares Malan. “Advanced specializations like this one, alongside our complementary abilities in Adoption and Change Management, position us to deliver tailor-made solutions that enable business teams to thrive in the new world of work,” he concludes.

BUI remains fully operational during the nationwide COVID-19 lockdown period. Contact our specialists to arrange a consultation, or visit our Windows Virtual Desktop site to learn more.

Editorial contacts
Head Marketing Handre van der Merwe (+27) 087 740 2400 handrev@bui.co.za
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