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    Introducing Windows 365, your Cloud PC

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    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.

    What is Windows 365?

    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.

    Introducing Windows 365, your Cloud PC

    Why choose Windows 365?

    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:

    • Power: Windows 365 provides the full PC experience in the cloud, enabling IT to scale up or down, based on their needs. It enables users to stream all their apps, tools, data and settings from the cloud across any device.
    • Simplicity: Windows 365 offers a simple and familiar Windows experience and simplifies deployment, updates and management — and unlike other solutions, Windows 365 doesn’t require any virtualization experience. With Windows 365 optimized for the endpoint, it is simple to procure and manage Cloud PCs just as you manage physical PCs through Microsoft Endpoint Manager.
    • Security: Windows 365 simplifies security by leveraging the power of the cloud and the principles of Zero Trust. Information is secured and stored in the cloud, not on the device.

    How do I get started with 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 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:

    • With Windows Pro endpoints: Windows 10 E3 + EMS E3 or Microsoft 365 F3/E3/E5/BP.
    • With non-Windows Pro endpoints: Windows VDA E3 + EMS E3 or Microsoft 365 F3/E3/F5/BP.
    • Azure subscription.

    Introducing Windows 365, your Cloud PC

    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.


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