Dubbed as Cloud PC, it is basically a virtual machine that runs Windows 10 or Windows 11 (when available) and allows users to log into your system from anywhere, using any device with internet access.
Microsoft CEO Satya nadella said during the ‘Microsoft Inspire 2021’ event, “Just as applications were brought to the cloud with SaaS, we are now bringing the operating system to the cloud, giving organizations greater flexibility and a secure way to empower their workforce to be more productive and connected, regardless of location. ”
The service will be available from August 2 in two versions: Windows 365 Business and Windows 365 Enterprise.
Microsoft has yet to confirm anything about the price or the configurations in which Windows 365 will be available.
However, the Windows 365 announcement shows that the service will be available in multiple configurations based on CPU, RAM, and storage. The preview shows three settings:
- 8v CPU, 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage
- 4v CPU, 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage
- 2v CPU, 4GB of RAM and 256GB of storage
Apart from that, Windows 365 will also allow companies to provide their employees with a system with better performance, enterprise-level security, and an updated operating system.
Additionally, Microsoft has confirmed that the Windows 365 PC in the cloud it will provide a complete Windows experience and support all applications, software, tools and settings like a normal Windows device.