Aside taking operating system to the Microsoft cloud, Windows 365 is design to stream the full Windows experience — apps, data and settings — to personal or corporate devices. In addition, it is claimed to be secure by design and built with the principles of Zero Trust by storing information in the cloud and not on the device.
“With Windows 365, we’re creating a new category: the Cloud PC. Just like applications were brought to the cloud with SaaS, we are now bringing the operating system to the cloud, providing organizations with greater flexibility and a secure way to empower their workforce to be more productive and connected, regardless of location,” said Satya Nadella, chairman and CEO of Microsoft.
According to Microsoft, Windows 365 helps employers solve challenges they’ve faced since long before the pandemic – allowing organizations scale for busy periods more efficiently and securely as well as helping specialized workers in creative, analytics, engineering or scientific roles have greater compute power and secure access to critical applications that they need.
“Hybrid work has fundamentally changed the role of technology in organizations today. With workforces more disparate than ever before, organizations need a new way to deliver a great productivity experience with increased versatility, simplicity and security. Cloud PC is an exciting new category of hybrid personal computing that turns any device into a personalized, productive and secure digital workspace. Today’s announcement of Windows 365 is just the beginning of what will be possible as we blur the lines between the device and the cloud,” said Jared Spataro, corporate vice president, Microsoft 365.
As announced Windows 365 is expected to be generally available to businesses of all sizes starting on Aug. 2, 2021.