Microsoft officially launched Windows 365 Cloud PC
The long-rumored Microsoft cloud computer product has finally been launched. Microsoft named it Windows 365 Cloud PC, which means it is an enterprise subscription service. This cloud computing product is indeed developed on the basis of Microsoft’s previous virtual desktop.
Virtual desktops are for enterprises to subscribe in batches and then connect employees to cloud systems for office work. Enterprises only need to equip their employees with computers with very low configuration.
The development of cloud computers on the basis of virtual desktops mainly provides cross-device convenient access, and users can directly connect to cloud computers through a browser for office work.
Cloud computers are developed by Microsoft and hosted in the Microsoft Azure data center. Users can remotely connect to cloud computers through any supported device after activation.
Since the operating system is always online in the cloud, users can connect at any time and stream enterprise business applications, data, settings, etc. across devices.
At the same time, companies can choose different configurations and different numbers of cloud computers according to their needs, and the monthly cost is predictable without considering depreciation.
Enterprises do not need to invest too much in hardware in the early stage. If they adopt Windows 365, they only need to pay for the number of subscriptions actually used every month.
Connecting through a browser allows employees to connect to cloud computers more conveniently, supporting Windows, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android, and Linux.
Theoretically speaking, as long as the user’s local device supports the installation of a browser, it can be connected to a cloud computer, including the onboard system of some cars, which can also be connected remotely.
With optional automated operating system update technology, companies can complete the procurement and configuration deployment of Windows 365 Cloud PC in just a few minutes.
Users can access their own cloud computers at any time to get a personalized configuration experience, and they can also upgrade from Windows 10 to Windows 11 in the future.
Cloud computers are always online without shutting down, so users can connect at any time and continue their previously interrupted work, while also providing a better experience than local.
Enterprises can update and expand the configuration according to their own needs, and freely increase or decrease the number of cloud computer deployments according to the number of employees, saving more non-essential costs for the enterprise.
Although the cloud computer has been officially released but has not yet been opened, Microsoft said that it will provide this product to corporate users on August 2nd, and corporate users can subscribe at that time.
It was previously reported that cloud computer products may also be available to consumers, but the price may not be cheap, so it may be more suitable for business users.
For now, Microsoft has not mentioned whether it will provide it to consumers. However, products such as cloud computers are not only provided by Microsoft. In fact, there are many similar products.
The easiest way involves directly opening the server on some cloud computing platform to install the Windows Server system, and then the remote desktop connection can be operated at any time.