[German]On July 15, 2021, in the blog post Windows 365: The cloud PC presented at Inspire, I had reported on the new Windows 365, which was unveiled at the Microsoft Inspire conference. A month after that announcement, the Windows 365 product is now available. Addendum: Due to high demand, Microsoft had suspende the delivery of the free trial versions.
The announcement was made by Scott Manchester, partner director of program management for Windows 365, in this blog post.
Windows 365 for the cloud
Windows 365 is a cloud service designed to give businesses of all sizes new ways to use Windows 10 or Windows 11. Microsoft wants to use it to move the entire operating system, including applications, data and settings, to the Microsoft Cloud. Access will then be possible from a wide variety of company devices with operating systems such as Windows, Linux, iOS, macOS or Android.
Windows 365 is touted by Microsoft as "secure by design" and is based on the zero-trust principle. Information is stored in the cloud instead of on the device. This is supposed to enable secure and productive work in a wide variety of situations. Windows 365 thus creates a new hybrid category for personal computers: the cloud PC, which uses both the power of the cloud and the capabilities of the device.
The new operating system comes in two editions: Windows 365 Business for companies with up to 300 employees and Windows 365 Enterprise for companies with more than 300 employees. The prices for the editions can be found on the Windows 365 website: Prices starts with Basic for 31 $/month and user and goes up to the Premium subscription for 66 $/month and user. Here are some websites about Windows 365:
- Website about Windows 365
- New Microsoft-Mechanics-Video (1st steps with Windows 365)
- Blogpost Get started with Windows 365 Business
- Blogpost Get started with Windows 365 Enterprise (engl.)
- First Microsoft-Mechanics-Video from Inspire (engl.)
Free trial suspended
Addendum: Microsoft had to temporarily suspend the delivery of the free trial versions due to high demand in order to create more capacity. This can be seen in the following tweet.
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