After nearly a year of rumors, Microsoft announced at the Inspire conference that it’s part of the new Windows 365 cloud application. Cloud PC (Cloud PC) has been officially announced. The firm will deliver Windows 10 – and when the time comes, Windows 11 – remotely across platforms, via Cloud PC,” , which uses both the power of the cloud and the capabilities of a device to provide a full and personalized Windows experience.“a” hybrid personal computing category“.
Microsoft has announced that Windows 365 Cloud PC is a “software” that provides applications, settings, tools and data requested from any device through the cloud. instant boot experience“. This means that users can access their desktop computers remotely without having to carry physical hardware with them, further aiding the “hybrid” way of working, which the company says is becoming ubiquitous. Amid other benefits the company mentions, businesses have to buy physical hardware. They can scale easily based on seasonality or “peak periods” without having to worry about them, the security benefits of deploying virtually, and more.
Service, Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD), but it is offered with per-user monthly pricing and according to the company’s statement ” makes the virtualization experience easier“. Provides businesses the flexibility to scale according to their needs and leverage other Microsoft offerings such as the Microsoft 365 application suite, Dynamics 365, Power Platform, and more from the cloud. Organizations are in the middle of two versions, Windows 365 Business or Windows 365 Enterprise, depending on their configuration needs. The service allows businesses to quickly adjust performance to meet users’ needs.
It is also integrated with administration tools such as Windows 365, Microsoft Endpoint Manager and can be managed directly from the dashboard, just like physical devices. Cloud PC are listed with physical devices and include analytics and diagnostic options for real-time monitoring. In terms of security, Windows 365 supports multi-factor authentication (MFA) and Azure Active Directory (AAD) login, allowing “conditional access policies” and delegation of permissions based on user roles as needed. In addition, Cloud PCs are encrypted “everywhere”.
Windows 365 Cloud PC will be available to enterprises starting August 2 and will offer Windows 10 – and Windows 11 when available – via the cloud.