IGEL Enhances Teams in Microsoft Azure Virtual Desktop, Windows 365

IGEL, a provider of a managed endpoint operating system that delivers secure access to any digital workspace, announced the availability and support for Microsoft Teams optimization on IGEL OS-powered endpoints connecting to Microsoft Azure Virtual Desktop and Windows 365.

The result of more than two years of joint development and co-engineering between IGEL and Microsoft, this solution provides high-performance Teams capabilities that enable employees to work and collaborate from anywhere utilizing the secure Linux-based IGEL OS.

IGEL CEO Jed Ayres said, “Optimized Teams support has become a mandatory requirement since the start of the pandemic and continues to be essential in today’s hybrid world. This technology offers a seamless experience, without tradeoffs, for users of Teams on IGEL OS-powered Linux endpoints.”

Microsoft’s Director of Azure Virtual Desktop Kam VedBrad added, “IGEL is a valued Microsoft technology partner and has worked with the Microsoft engineering team shoulder to shoulder to create an optimized Microsoft Teams experience for Microsoft Azure Virtual Desktop and Windows 365 with the Linux-powered IGEL OS. Together, we are able to provide our mutual customers with robust collaboration experiences, smooth video, dynamic screen-sharing, and advanced Teams capabilities, delivered with the ease of management and security that are hallmarks of the IGEL operating system.”

The Teams optimization for Azure Virtual Desktop and Windows 365 is available today in version 11.07.110 of the IGEL OS. Organizations that are looking to evaluate Azure Virtual Desktop or Windows 365 on IGEL-OS powered endpoints can visit https://www.igel.com/get-started/try-for-free/