Windows 365 functions like Microsoft’s Xbox Cloud Gaming service. The Windows OS is loaded on a remote computer in the cloud, and Microsoft streams the entire desktop PC experience to the user's device. The tech giant christens it a "hybrid Windows for a hybrid world" where office and remote working interchange.
The service allows users to have a completely personalised experience just like a physical PC by giving them the capability to select the configuration of the virtual PC, like the amount of storage and working memory. A cloud PC can be configured with up to 512GB and 16GB of RAM, Microsoft said.
The company is offering Windows 365 in two edition options with multiple Cloud PC configurations based on performance needs - Windows 365 Business and Windows 365 Enterprise. It means the service will be available for businesses of all sizes. The company has built Windows 365 on its Azure Virtual Desktop platform so that business administrators can keep track of all of their organisation’s Cloud PCs. The tool stores the information and files in the cloud in encrypted form to avoid any security concerns.
Microsoft will be launching Windows 365 on August 2. It will support Windows 10 at launch and, later on, will be upgradeable to Windows 11. The service will work in modern web browsers on Macs, iPads, Android devices, and Linux devices.
Windows 365 can stream an “instant-on boot experience” that enables users to stream all their personalised applications, tools, data, and settings from the cloud across any device