While Apple claims that both iPadOS and macOS will not converge at some point, the company’s movements point in another direction, or at least that is what most users think, since the iPad Pro with the M1 processor is the clearest example.
While Apple has not yet revealed what they want to do with the iPad Pro, Microsoft has presented Windows 365. The new operating system allows users to use a full version of Windows through a browser, so it will be compatible with each one of the devices and operating systems with access to a browser: iPad, Mac, iPhone, Android devices, Linux…
Thus, all iPad users who want to enjoy a desktop operating system on their device will be able to do so through Windows 365. This feature will be officially launched on August 2 and for the moment will only be available for businesses, although it will eventually also be available for home users.
Windows 365 will work through a monthly subscription, which will probably be priced similarly (in its basic configuration to Microsoft 365, the former Office 365). Microsoft will allow you to choose both the amount of RAM, storage space and the number of processor cores where your virtual version of Windows will run.
By running through a browser, we will be able to quickly switch devices and pick up where we left off. Microsoft claims to have taken steps to keep PCs secure in the cloud thanks to the Zero Trust architecture. Needless to say, all traffic and stored data are encrypted.
Windows 365 has been built on its Azure Virtual Desktop platform, allowing enterprise administrators to keep complete track of the PCs that are part of the organization, although all indications are that system administrators will have a lot more time on their hands.
Mac users will also be able to benefit from Windows 365 without being forced to install a copy of Windows via Boot Camp or using Parallels. We could consider that Windows 365 is the same as the platform of video games in the cloud of the same company and that allows us to use it on any platform through a browser.