Microsoft is launching the Windows 365 cloud OS service this August
The power of Microsoft’s Azure cloud infrastructure will soon be unlocked for a new service called Windows 365. This will be Microsoft’s hybrid OS experience for enterprise customers. At first, the service will include access to the latest Windows 10 version, but it will also include Windows 11 once the new OS gets released later this year. With a simple subscription model, businesses will be able to provide employee access to Windows on any type of device, whether this be an Android or iOS phone or even a Linux-based server. Just like applications were moved to the cloud, Microsoft is now moving its entire OS in the cloud.
Thanks to the hybrid nature, Microsoft 365 becomes accessible on the user device, as well as the cloud. The cloud instance can be set up and streamed easily on any device with a screen in just a few clicks, giving greater flexibility to organizations that do not need to worry about the plethora of hardware configurations or security policies. The cloud will save settings, apps and personal data so that users can access everything from any location. This could be particularly helpful to companies that now find it difficult to bring their employees back to the offices because of the pandemic and essentially allow for an improved hybrid workflow.
As far as security is concerned, the cloud instances use the Zero Trust paradigm and full on-cloud storage that ensures data is never processed directly on the accessing devices. Furthermore, businesses will be able to reduce their computer hardware-related costs since the cloud offers automatic storage and processing power scalability. Windows 365 will officially launch on August 2, 2021.