Windows 365: Everything That You Need To Know!

After Windows 11, Microsoft has now announced the new Windows 365. If you’re confused then you’re not alone. Microsoft has left most of us wondering what this new operating system is. It is expected to be launched on the 2nd of August, 2021, as announced by Microsoft. 

So, in this article, I am going to talk about this new OS and will discuss if this can be a huge game-changer for the users. I will also discuss whether you should consider using Windows 365 and for whom this is designed. So, let’s dive right into the topic. 

What Is Windows 365?

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Windows 365 is a subscription-based Windows service that offers a unique way to use a full-fledged OS using any device from anywhere. Think of it as a cloud PC, where you will get so many features, depending upon your plan. This new concept brings the cloud PC into reality, and it is coming at a time where every business is looking to go online and encouraging remote work. 

It has been designed to let users access the cloud PC from any device they want, even from a web browser with an active internet connection. There will be different plans for individuals, small and medium businesses, large corporations, schools, non-profit organizations, and many more. 

Windows 365 Features

Windows 365 will come with an “instant-on boot experience”, meaning there won’t be any delay in starting up the OS. You would be able to access all your apps, tools, stored files, and data directly from the cloud. You can use any device to access it, be it Mac, Android, or iOS. 

As this will be a cloud-based OS, the user experience will be consistent even when switching between multiple devices. It is built on Azure Virtual Desktop. It will support all the business apps like Windows 365, Microsoft Power Platform, Office apps, and many more. For the IT sector, Microsoft Endpoint Manager can work with Windows 365, enabling them to initiate security and management policies.

Why Can It Be A Game Changer?

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Microsoft believes that it is designed to eliminate and reduce some of the most critical security challenges for users today. It comes with a  multi-factor authentication feature to verify the users’ login to the Cloud PC using the integration with  Microsoft Azure Active Directory. It is expected to come with authorized permission like cloud PC management, licensing, and device management. 

Microsoft also boasts about the security, stating that all the datastore is encrypted and so are the data transferred to and from the new Cloud PCs. but after all, it will solve the issue of carrying multiple computers with different OS. If you own a Mac for work, you don’t have to spend extra on a Windows PC now. 

Supported Device

You can use Windows 365 from any device, be it Linux, Mac, Windows, Android, or OS. You can access Windows 365 from literally any device with an active internet connection. All you need is a browser and you will be able to run your Cloud OS in no time. 

There are no system requirements whatsoever. It will use your browser and internet and not much of your hardware. So, even if your device is 10 years old, you will be able to run it quite smoothly.

Supported Apps And Games

Microsoft claims that you can run any app or game using Windows 365 without worrying about the hardware requirements. So, if using any software requires you to have high-end graphics or CPU, you can use it on Windows 365 with no restrictions. 

As this will be a high-end PC, you can drastically reduce time in video rendering and use the highest possible graphics in video games. But note that all of this will depend on the plan you have chosen. 

Who Is It Made For?

Windows 365 is a perfect option for someone who works on high-end computers, like video editors. They can access their PC from anywhere with their laptop and will be able to work on it. It can also be a blessing for someone who wants to own or experience flagship-level PCs and doesn’t want to spend much. 

Wrapping It Up

I think Windows 365 can be a big thing in the coming months or years, looking at how fast everything is moving online and cloud computing in the future. There were many attempts to make Clout PCs in the past, but now that Microsoft has come into this sector, I believe they will set a new trend. 

I loved how easy it can be to access your PC from anywhere using a browser. If Microsoft can deliver everything that it has promised then it can be a huge deal. If you were confused about whether or not to get a Windows 365 subscription, then I hope this article helped you make up your mind. 

If you still have any doubts and queries then you can leave them in the comment section below and I will try to address all of them. Your feedback is always welcome. 

FAQs

What is the benefit of Microsoft Office 365 over regular Microsoft Office?

You would be able to access your Windows computer remotely from any device. There will also be advanced encryption to protect your data and reduce any malware attacks. You can access a high-end computer without spending a fortune on it.

Should I buy Office 365?

You can buy Office 365 if your work requires using Microsoft office apps. As this is a cloud-based service the main advantage you’ll get is having your project files in sync with multiple devices and work on the go. 

How do I download Office 365 for free?

You can download Office 365 from the official site of Microsoft. however, you can use Office 365 free on a free trial. Once that ends, you have to pay for it to use further. 

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Satish Shah
Member of Team TJ - Tech Enthusiast, and Programmer

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