Microsoft launched its new Windows 365 cloud PC service this week, and the company has already had to pause free trials due to high user demand for the service.
Windows 365 free trials run out in just one day
Windows 365 allows you to rent a PC in the cloud – with a variety of CPU, RAM, and storage options – and then stream Windows 10 or Windows 11 through a web browser. It’s a new cloud computing service.
Thus, from any browser (or using the Windows Remote Desktop application) we will be able to access a Windows 10/11 enjoying “an instant boot experience”, in the words of Wangui McKelvey, general manager of Microsoft 365: This new subscription service, especially aimed at businesses, will allow us to access our user session from any computer.
One day of success and plans to expand capacity
After only one day of availability in the market for its free trials, the service reached its maximum user capacity.
Your Windows experience securely streamed from the Microsoft Cloud to any device. Welcome to your Windows 365 Cloud PC. Now available: https://t.co/tun0q68UoS #Windows365 pic.twitter.com/r5JHYBPxwG
— Microsoft 365 (@Microsoft365) August 2, 2021
“After significant demand, we have reached Windows 365 trial capacity,” Microsoft explained on the Microsoft 365 Twitter account. The Redmond has indicated that “we have to pause our free trial program while we provide additional capacity.”
More demand than expected
Windows 365 is only available to businesses at this time, and it is clear that there has been more demand than Microsoft had anticipated if the company has had capacity issues after a day of free trials.
Microsoft launched the service on Monday and this announcement came hand in hand with the different pricing plans for the new service, ones that range from $21 per month, but can go up to $174 per user.
As the free trial option has reached its maximum capacity, users can register on Microsoft’s official website to show their interest in being part of the trials in the future.