Windows 365

Windows 365: Microsoft unveils cloud-based office suite

Zintle Nkohla - 15.07.2021

Windows 365 will let you stream to any device.

On Wednesday Microsoft announced that it will be launching Windows 365 in August 2021, a cloud service that introduces a new way to experience Windows 10 or Windows 11 (when it rolls out) to all businesses, no matter the size.

Microsofts introduces Windows 365

Windows 365 secures and stores information in the cloud, not on the device, providing a secure, productive experience for workers from interns and contractors to software developers and industrial designers.

Another thing, Windows 365 creates a new hybrid personal computing category called Cloud PC, which uses both the power of the cloud and the capabilities of the device to provide a full, personalized Windows experience.

Microsoft believes that this is a groundbreaking development as organisations around the world are working their way around to facilitate hybrid work models where employees are both on-sight and distributed across the world.

“With Windows 365, we’re creating a new category: the Cloud PC,” Satya Nadella, chairman and CEO of Microsoft said in a statement.

How will it work?

With this new category by Microsoft, users will be able to stream all their applications, tools, data and settings from the cloud across any device, using Cloud PC. The cloud will provide versatility in processing power and storage, enabling IT to scale up or down, based on their needs. Microsoft said that organisations will choose the Cloud PC that works for them with per-user per-month pricing.

With a Cloud PC, you will also be able to log in and pick up where you left off across devices.

Small and midsize businesses will purchase Windows 365 directly or through a cloud service provider, and set up their organisation with Cloud PCs with just a few clicks.

Where security is concerned, Microsoft will secure information and store it in the cloud, and not on the device.