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Connecting to Azure Virtual Desktops

The CAS Software Client for Linux supports connections to both PCoIP and Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD) sessions. Users can choose to use the PCoIP protocol when connecting to remote desktops for high performance graphics-intensive workloads or use AVD for less graphics intensive, multi-session workloads via the RDP protocol. Connections with RDP are brokered by Azure, and are authenticated using the Microsoft Account linked to your Azure profile.

AVD Connectivity Support

The PCoIP Software Client for Linux only supports AVD connectivity on Ubuntu 20.04

To connect to a Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD)

  1. Double-click the PCoIP Client desktop icon from Ubuntu Desktop Applications to launch the application.
  2. In the Host Address or Code field enter your email address that is associated with your Azure profile. Alt Text

    If you want to save this connection later for easy recall, enter a name in the Connection Name field and click SAVE.

  3. Click NEXT to proceed with the connection to AVD.

  4. The PCoIP Client will then reach out to AVD and present the OAuth login page for your company. Alt Text
  5. If you have more than one desktop available to connect to on AVD, select the resource you wish to use and click CONNECT. Alt Text

    If you have a single desktop associated with your profile, this step will be skipped and you will connect directly to that desktop.

  6. Once the desktop is selected, you will be prompted to login to the desktop. This may be the same or different user account than you used to connect to AVD. Enter your user ID and password and click LOGIN. Alt Text

See Azure Virtual Desktop Feature Support and Azure Virtual Desktop Keyboard Shortcuts for more information on using the CAS Software Client with AVD.

A short interface delay is normal

When a session is first connected, it may take a few seconds before you can take control of the keyboard and mouse. This is normal behavior.