VECD is a license, that enables devices to access a Windows Client OS in the datacenter. However, as of July 1st, 2010, Windows VECD will no longer exist on the pricelist. Customers that are using PCs covered under Windows Client Software Assurance will have access to virtual desktops built in as a benefit of SA itself, thereby eliminating additional costs associated with VED for SA. Customers that want to use devices not qualified for SA, such as thin clients, will need to purchase the new Windows Virtual Desktop Access (Windows VDA), which gives the thin client the same virtual desktop access rights as a PC with SA, including SA benefits.
Last Wiki Answer Submitted: April 6, 2010 8:29 pm by MicrosoftExpert975 pts.