After many rumors about an operating system in the cloud, Redmond has just confirmed Windows 365. What was known as ‘Cloud PC’ was something long-awaited as it is to Windows 10 what Google Stadia or Microsoft xCloud is to consoles.
Windows 365 is official
One of the main claims of this new platform is that the system can run on a wide variety of devices. Windows 365 will run on any modern browser, allowing it to be used on Apple devices, Android devices, and Linux devices beyond PCs.
The main claim of Windows 365 is to have always available a customized Windows with all apps and settings, talking about Windows 10 and explaining in the official statement that Windows 11 will be available under this platform when it is generally available. That is, whether, on a personal or work device, you can always access what would be the same computer, simply by pulling the browser.
This operating system in the cloud promises to give more versatility to users, especially for teleworking, and to be able to access what would be our office computer from home or from anywhere, even a cell phone with Android or iOS or a computer with Windows or Linux. Thus, whatever the case, what they offer is that the user can continue working from the point where he/she left off, without the hardware being a limitation, although it remains to see the specific details at this level.
The era of the Cloud PC
Finally, Cloud PC was not the name of the product, but one of the terms that Redmond understood as a new category of equipment with the existence of an operating system in the cloud-like this. However, it is a product entirely aimed at the business environment, being available as we will see at the end for companies and not for individual users.
Based on Azure Virtual Desktop, Windows 365 incorporates analysis of the network connection status and the Watchdog service, to run continuous diagnostics and to prevent the operation is not the most appropriate. They also emphasize security, given that no data is physically stored on the device and is based on a Zero Trust system.
And the price? Microsoft is not releasing any details at the moment. We know that it will be a platform available for companies and that it will be available with subscription models with monthly payments from August 2, 2021. So we will be waiting to see all the details and publish the prices as soon as they are made available.