Microsoft has defined Windows 365 as a “cloud service that introduces a new way to experience Windows 10 or Windows 11 … to businesses of all sizes”.
Windows 365 is a new SaaS offering from Microsoft, combining the power, security, and convenience of the cloud with the versatility and simplicity of a client PC. Much like the Azure Virtual Desktop, the new service delivers a cloud virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) platform that offers Virtual Desktops in the Cloud and remote apps for a subscription fee.
In a press statement, Microsoft expressed hope that the new Windows 365 service will support teams and organizations to be more agile and productive.
According to Microsoft, Windows 365 would let users “securely stream personalized Windows experience, including the apps, desktop, settings, and content, at any time to any device.”
Windows 365: Target Audience
Windows 365 is precisely an enterprise offering and not a consumer product for retail users. Businesses of all sizes are qualified to sign up for this Cloud PC service, meaning small businesses with only a handful of employees as well as large corporations with thousands of workers spread across multiple areas around the world can all use Windows 365.
Even though companies with even a single employee can technically sign-up for Windows 365, they will still have to deploy it by going through the same arduous process of creating, assigning, and handling the remote virtual desktop service through Microsoft Endpoint Manager – a complex and time-consuming task best left to corporate IT departments.
Windows 365: Device Compatibility
Windows 365 is a platform-agnostic service that you can virtually access from any gadget that can run a standards-based web browser. You can operate it on Windows PCs as well as Macs, Linux computers, Chromebooks, iPhones, iPads, Android smartphones, and tablet PCs. All you require to access the Cloud Windows PC service is a modern web browser like Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Chrome, Safari, Opera, etc.
Windows 365: Security
Microsoft is harping on safety as one of the cornerstones of Windows 365. With cybersecurity threats on the rise, you anticipate nothing less from a service that will have access to all of your confidential corporate data, which could be of immense advantage for cyber-criminals if they can break into the system.
According to Microsoft, your data in Windows 365 is stored in the cloud and not on the device, making it highly secure even when employees access the service from unsecured devices. Of course, you would expect any business to dwell extensively on the security apparatus for any enterprise-oriented offering. That’s specifically true for a cloud-based service that may have major consequences if malicious actors get access to private data in any way, shape, or form.
Windows 365: Price
While the cost of the lowest-end Windows 365 Cloud PC with a single CPU, 2GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage is still under wraps, the Cloud PC with two CPUs, 4GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage are priced at $31/ month per user.
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These providers even help in migration services like Migrate from Google Workspace to Office 365 and provide support to their clients which makes them perfect partners to select for the service.