Starting today, the cloud operating system Windows 365 has become available. It is an online service that is currently officially available only to enterprises – for various corporations and companies – and allows you to remotely use Windows 10 or Windows 11 (after the official release). Everything works in a browser environment, and the new cloud operating system can be used on literally any device, including tablets and smartphones. Computing power of remote servers is being used.
Windows 365 is currently available under two tariffs – “For Business” for up to 300 subscribers in one group and “Enterprise” (for large enterprises). Thanks to the so-called hybrid use, you can use existing licenses for Microsoft cloud services, including Office, OneDrive or the Microsoft 365 combo package, as well as support any external programs for Windows 10 and Windows 11. The software giant emphasizes this. The use of this online service is platform independent and there are no compatibility restrictions – Windows 365 runs on Mac, iPad, Linux or Android.
Tariffs for selected Windows 365 virtual machines:
1 vCore, 2GB RAM, 64GB hybrid storage – $ 20 / user / month ($ 24 without hybrid persistent storage);
8 vCores, 32GB RAM, 512GB hybrid storage – $ 158 / month / user ($ 162 without hybrid storage).
Windows 365 Business requires only a Microsoft 365 subscription. Windows 365 Enterprise Version requires Windows 10 E3 + EMS E3 or Windows 10 VDA E3 + EMS E3, Microsoft 365 F3 / E3 / F5 / BP, Azure subscription.
Interestingly, until August 15th, Windows 365 subscriptions can be purchased by individuals around the world without waiting for administrator approval.