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Microsoft recently launched Mi- crosoft Managed Desktop (MMD), a subscription service that enables Mi- crosoft to provision, deploy and man- age Windows 10 devices for business customers without an IT professional. With MMD, Microsoft provides end users with pre-configured Windows 10 PC hardware, ongoing Windows 10 system and security updates, and ongoing management for a monthly per-user subscription fee that varies based on the size of the customer and type of device they are using. The MMD package also provides direct access to Microsoft 365 En- terprise, which includes Windows 10 Enterprise, Office 365 and Enterprise Mobility and Security (EMS). These services come ready to run on Win- dows 10 devices that meet Microsoft’s MMD specifications and runtime qual- ity bar. Initial qualifying devices in- clude Surface PCs only. The company plans to extend access to devices from Dell, HP and other PC manufac- turers that meet Microsoft’s criteria. Microsoft MMD initially launched to a small number of U.S. and U.K. customers, but the company plans to extend availability across both coun- tries in the coming months. In early 2019, Microsoft will also extend MMD to customers in Canada, Australia and New Zealand, with additional destina- tions to follow later in the year. While Microsoft will sell MMD di- rectly at first, the company intends to work with reseller and integrator part- ners in the future. According to Microsoft, MMD cus- tomers will also benefit from a new and improved Microsoft 365 experi- ence, along with reduced compatibility complexity for users upgrading from Windows 7. Microsoft Unveils End-to-End Device Management Service at your service: Xaas $12.54 Billion Expected value of the DRaaS (disaster recover) market by 2022, up from $2.19 billion in 2018, according to MarketsandMarkets. That’s a CAGR of 41.8% …Communications Simplified Enhanced Cloud Solutions netcarrier ™ telecom Did you miss us at the Channel Partners Evolution Show? Reach out to to preview our nCloud Connect UCaaS platform. 855-NCLOUD4 Channel Vision | September - October, 2018 50