Microsoft officials have not said exactly when WVD will be generally available other than later this year, but I’m hearing from some of my contacts that this could happen before the end of September 2019. I’ve asked to see if Microsoft will comment on that alleged date. Update: A company spokesperson said Microsoft had no comment on the GA date for WVD.
Microsoft officials have said they will provide WVD users with the ability to virtualize their Windows 7 desktops — with free Extended Security Update support through January 2023. That means customers who license and purchase WVD will continue to get security updates for Windows 7 after Microsoft officially ends support (and security updates for the product) after January 14, 2020, for no additional cost.
Microsoft is not fully disclosing pricing for WVD today. Officials are saying that to use the service, customers will need to set up an Azure subscription, and then choose the type of virtual machines and storage they want.