Microsoft outs Windows 365 cloud service for businesses
Microsoft Corporation has unveiled Windows 365 – a cloud service that introduces a new way to experience Windows 10 or Windows 11 to businesses.
According to Microsoft, Windows 365 takes the operating system to the Microsoft Cloud, streaming the full Windows experience – apps, data, content, settings, and storage – to personal or corporate devices. This means users can stream all their applications, tools, data, and settings from the cloud across any device.
Built with the principles of Zero Trust, Windows 365 also secures and stores information in the cloud, not on the device. With this, Microsoft claims that this would provide a secure, productive experience for workers.
In addition, Windows 365 also creates a new hybrid personal computing category called Cloud PC, which uses both the power of the cloud and the capabilities of the device.
“With Windows 365, we’re creating a new category: the Cloud PC,” said Satya Nadella, Chairman and CEO, Microsoft. “Just like applications were brought to the cloud with SaaS, we are now bringing the operating system to the cloud, providing organizations with greater flexibility and a secure way to empower their workforce to be more productive and connected, regardless of location.”
Windows 365 will be available to businesses of all sizes starting on August 2, 2021, with a per-user monthly subscription cost.