Covid-19 has caused significant changes in the work model around the world. Each day more and more organizations are transforming themselves through virtual processes and remote cooperation. The ability to work from everywhere is essential now when the hybrid work is likely to become the new norm in the near future.
Microsoft has worked hard to build the tools to provide you with the power and security of the cloud and is excited to announce Windows 365, a new service that allows you to access cloud-based PCs from anywhere. Windows 365 is a powerful, personalized, full Windows experience in the cloud on any device. It takes the operating system to the Microsoft Cloud, including all your apps, data, and settings and creates a fully new personal computing category, specifically for the hybrid world: the Cloud PC. The Windows experience is consistent, it provides you with access to Microsoft 365 apps like Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Excel. You can pick up right where you left off, because the state of your Cloud PC remains the same, even when you switch devices. Windows 365 helps you easily set up and scale Cloud PCs to fit your needs and securely support your hybrid workforce.
Windows 365 helps employers solve challenges they’ve faced since long before the pandemic. There are three most important features you should know about Windows 365:
Windows 365 is available in two editions: Windows 365 Business and Windows 365 Enterprise. Customers with Business subscription have a limit of 300 users and can manage everything online via windows365.microsoft.com. Enterprise-level subscriptions remove this limit, allowing you to take advantage of Microsoft's Endpoint Manager data security software. Small and midsize businesses can purchase Windows 365 directly or through a cloud service provider and set up their organization with Cloud PCs with just a few clicks. In order to use Windows 365 Enterprise, users will need to meet the following requirements:
Windows 365 allows only one user per license and doesn’t support multiple users on a single Cloud PC. The existing Windows 365 Business licenses can`t be converted to Windows 365 Enterprise. If you purchase to Windows 365 Enterprise through a Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider (CSP), your CSP partner can submit support requests for nontechnical issues such as enrollment, membership, billing, subscription, and user management. You can check the comparison table between Windows 365 Business and Windows 365 Enterprise to find the best solution for your business.
Windows 365 is the world’s first Cloud PC. With Windows 365, Windows becomes a hybrid local OS and cloud OS. Organizations can choose whether a PC, with its locally installed OS, or a Cloud PC, with its cloud-based OS, is the best fit for a particular user or role in the organization. Microsoft also continues to innovate in Azure Virtual Desktop for those organizations with deep virtualization experience that want more customization and flexibility options. The evolution of Windows into a hybrid local and cloud OS allows you and your organization stay always up to date, enabling the best security settings for the environment at hand. In this table below you can find all the plans and pricing for Windows 365. All the products are available via CSP channel.