Microsoft and VMware: Accelerate Your Move to the Cloud


Microsoft is the leading platform and productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world. VMware®, as the leading EUC vendor, is partnering with Microsoft to offer customers a superior approach to unified endpoint management (UEM), virtualized desktop and data center management, and Office 365 and Skype for Business enablement. VMware and Microsoft work together to deliver enterprise solutions that enhance user experience and productivity, deliver a more secure enterprise and accelerate our customers’ move to the cloud.

From desktop and application delivery, to mobile and Windows device management, VMware’s work with Microsoft ensures users can be productive and enterprise data remains secure.

  • Industry leading solutions that are well-positioned to be relevant across Microsoft devices, OS, and Cloud
  • Committed to joint go-to-market activities on a shared mission to accelerate our customers’ digital transformation
  • Partnership at all levels, from R&D to executive—for field and partner success

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VMware Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure


Horizon Cloud on Azure

VMware helps accelerate our customers' move to the cloud with a range of deployment options to transition at their own pace. Microsoft, one of the fastest-growing Infrastructure-as-a-service providers, supports our multi-cloud strategy by allowing customers to host virtual desktops and Windows apps across more datacenters and locations. Together, joint customers can connect their own instance of Azure to our intuitive VMware Horizon® Cloud control plane, creating a comprehensive cloud-hosted solution with federated access to Azure Active Directory (AD). The integration of Microsoft Azure to our existing Horizon Cloud service offers numerous benefits to our customers:

  • True multicloud deployments—Choose between cloud-hosted capacity managed by VMware, on-premises hyper-converged infrastructure, or bring your own public cloud infrastructure with Azure.
  • Expanded geographic reach—Take advantage of Microsoft’s 38 Azure data center regions.
  • Hourly billing for Azure capacity—Enjoy true consumption-based pricing on infrastructure, down to the minute with no upfront costs or termination fees.
  • Apps and IaaS from a single provider—Existing Azure customers will be able to easily manage and deliver virtual desktops and apps from the cloud without adding more cloud infrastructure providers into the mix.

Ease the Journey to Modern Windows 10 Management with AirWatch

VMware AirWatch® features a more efficient approach to Windows lifecycle management across any use case, whether deploying the OS to remote workers, onboarding employees’ BYO devices, deploying corporate across branch offices, or managing a special line of business terminal. The UEM technologies fundamentally change how organizations approach PC lifecycle management, allowing IT to deploy security patches and remediate vulnerabilities faster, install software more reliably and quickly, and consolidate operational processes across devices on or off the domain. By combining the requirements of traditional PC lifecycle management and the modern EMM approaches, VMware AirWatch UEM lowers the cost of managing organizations’ Windows deployments, secures endpoints and data on any network across any application, and delivers peak user experience across any device.

Accelerate Office 365 Deployments with Workspace ONE

A large number of enterprises are embracing Office 365 to alleviate the complexity and costs of on-premises Exchange Server. However, as a cloud-based solution, Office 365 does present customers with identity, management, and security challenges. VMware Workspace ONE™ accelerates Office 365 deployment by making the entire provisioning process simple and automated for the end users. It enables Office 365 ease of use by providing a common identity for authentication, conditional access control to the apps, and protection for data on the device, in use, and in transit.

Optimize Skype for Business on the Horizon platform

Customers get an enhanced user experience with VMware and Microsoft’s optimized solution for Skype for Business. The combined solution creates a direct, peer-to-peer endpoint virtual channel that offloads media processing to endpoints, avoiding excess bandwidth consumption at the datacenter. This means higher productivity for mobile and remote workers accessing Skype from slow public Wi-Fi or mobile networks.



To learn more about the VMware and Microsoft alliance, please email Paul Ford at