Years of rumors, and months of speculation, on July 14, Microsoft finally announced and unveiled Cloud PC, part of its new Windows 365 cloud offering at the Inspire Partner Conference.
Essentially, Cloud PC takes the operating system to the cloud
Windows 365 Cloud PC offers an instant-on boot experience that delivers the desired apps, settings, tools, and data from any device thanks to the power of the cloud.
Microsoft bills this new platform part of a hybrid personal computing category that uses both the power of the cloud and the capabilities of the device to remotely deliver and provide a full, personalized Windows experience, initially with Windows 10, and eventually with Windows 11.
The service is built on Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD – the new name for Windows Virtual Desktop), but is offered as a per-user, per-month pricing that Microsoft says simplifies the virtualization experience.
Versatile, simple, secure: the transformational impact of Windows 365
By building on the power of the Windows operating system and the strength of the cloud, Windows 365 gives any organization greater peace of mind in three key ways:
It also provides flexibility for businesses to scale depending on their needs, and leverage other company offerings Businesses will be able to tweak performance quickly to cater to the requirements of their users, much like how things go on cloud platforms.
Powerful: With instant-on boot to their personal Cloud PC, users can stream all their applications, tools, data and settings from the cloud across any device. Windows 365 provides the full PC experience in the cloud. The cloud also provides versatility in processing power and storage, enabling IT to scale up or down, based on their needs. With a choice of either Windows 10 or Windows 11 (once it is generally available later in 2021), organizations can choose the Cloud PC that works for them with per-user per-month pricing.
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