Windows Server 2019 & Windows 10 (1909) Are Available on CloudConnect

We at CloudConnect are pleased to announce that, as of last month, Windows Server 2019 is widely available on CloudConnect, along with Windows 10 (emulated/VDI) for Citrix and RDS virtual desktop deployments.

The new deployment offerings can be simply broken down as follows:

  • Windows Server 2019 Emulating Windows 10 w/ Citrix Apps & Desktops 1912 (multi-user per VM)
  • Windows Server 2019 Emulating Windows 10 w/ RDS (multi-user per VM)
  • Windows 10 (1909) w/ Citrix Apps & Desktops 1912 (single-user per VM)
  • Windows Server 2019 Standalone (Standard Server OS)

Support extends to sysprep and cloning capabilities in your CloudConnect vCloud Director instance, as well as CloudConnect Utilities such as our Desktop Configuration tool and Desktop Deployment Wizard for rapid provisioning and image maintenance.

Additionally, an in-place OS Upgrade Preparation Tool is available to resellers: simplifying the upgrade process for earlier Windows versions all the way up to Server 2019.  There are no additional licensing fees for the upgrade on CloudConnect.

The new Windows Server 2019 offering comes with a plethora of enhanced features for your virtual environment, including things like Advanced Threat Protection for Windows Defender, HTTP/2, and Windows Admin Center.

Windows 10 (1909) also boasts the inclusion of more user-friendly interface settings such as quick-creation event tools for Calender, new notification settings, and the inclusion of OneDrive file in search results.

Both Operating Systems offer significant performance improvements as well. With every new iteration of a Windows Operating System, Microsoft tends to “trim the fat” of previous versions. These actions by Microsoft, as well as CloudConnect’s consistent efforts to optimize the delivery of virtual desktops with Citrix, allow for an extremely powerful and optimized solution.

Mainstream support for Windows Server 2019 is available until January 9th, 2024, and end-of-life is slated for January 9th 2029.   Mainstream support for Windows 10 (1909) is available until May 10th, 2022.

Whether you are deploying or upgrading, CloudConnect helps to greatly simplify the process and accelerate your deliverables to your end users. To learn more about how you can deploy the most powerful, most approachable Cloud Solution available, reach out to us!