Windows 365, Microsoft’s Cloud PC: what it is and how it works

Windows 365, Microsoft’s Cloud PC: what it is and how it works
Windows 365, Microsoft’s Cloud PC: what it is and how it works

As expected, the expected official announcement of Windows 365. This is the final name chosen by Microsoft for the service, indicated several times by rumors and rumors such as Cloud PC. The presentation took place on the occasion of the Inspire event dedicated by the Redmond group to its partners.

Windows 365: what it is and how it works

By taking advantage of its features, users will be able to access a virtual copy of the PC through the cloud of Azure, with personalized settings, applications and content as well as always synchronized. There is already a launch date too: August 2, 2021. It will initially be reserved for businesses, but a consumer version is expected to arrive later, perhaps within the year. Below is a video with the main features.

Windows 365 combines the efficiency and security of the cloud with the versatility and simplicity of a PC to help teams and organizations be more agile and productive.

Between compatible devices with what is defined Hybrid Windows for Hybrid Work there are PCs with Windows and macOS platforms, but also mobile devices (presumably only tablets) based on Android and iOS.

Windows 365 will allow you to choose between Windows 10 and Windows 11 (once the latter is available), accessing them through an unprecedented virtualization technology, opting for different remote resources according to specific needs. There will be a total of 12 configurations proposed for the formulas Business ed Enterprise, all based on Azure Virtual Desktop. Each Cloud PC will have a CPU, 2 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage in its base incarnation, reaching eight CPUs, 32 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage in the most powerful one.

According to Microsoft, the development started before the health crisis pushed smart working on a large scale, forcing professionals around the world to collaborate from their homes. Today, facing the back to the office and with many looking to the future by embracing the group’s shared Hybrid Work vision, such a solution can be useful.

Secure “by design” and designed according to the Zero Trust principle, Windows 365 protects and stores information in the cloud, and not on the device, providing a safe and productive experience for all workers, from trainees to employees, from software developers to Industrials Designer

We close with the words of Satya Nadella, CEO and President of Microsoft, who since the day of his inauguration has focused heavily on the offer linked to cloud.

With Windows 365, we are creating a new category: the Cloud PC. Just as applications were brought to the cloud with the SaaS model, we are now bringing the operating system to the cloud, providing organizations with greater flexibility and a secure way to enable their employees to be more productive and connected, regardless of their geographic location. .

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