Microsoft Pushes Windows 365 To General Public Consumption

Windows 365

Microsoft Windows 365 is now available for General Public. Previously, the Cloud-based Windows 365 was made available only for enterprise users. The Windows 365 starts at Rs 1555 for the standard configuration and cranks up to Rs 12295 per month. You can either opt for Windows 365 Business or Windows 365 Enterprise.

Commenting on the development, Satya Nadella, Microsoft Chairman and CEO disclosed that the company is bringing the operating system to the cloud, which provides enterprise companies with enhanced flexibility. It also provides a secure way to empower their workforce to become not only productive but also connected irrespective of the region or location. The platform is identical to the apps that are available on the cloud with SaaS.

According to Wangui McKelvey, General Manager, Microsoft 365 revealed that the platform provides an instant-on boot experience. It’s possible to work from where you left off because the state of your Cloud PC remains the same even if you switch devices.

The employees will be able to stream Windows sessions from the same apps, tools, data, and settings across Android devices, Macs, and iPads across any device with the help of instant-on boot technology. Windows 365 provides versatile processing power with either Windows 10 or Windows 11 and storage with the ability to scale up or down based on the requirements.

Commenting on the development, Jared Spataro, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft 365 added that CLoud PC is an exciting new category of hybrid personal computing, which automatically turns any device into a personalized, productive, and secure digital experience.

The Windows 365 standard plan is priced at Rs 1555 per month with a single virtual core processor, 2GB RAM, and 64GB internal storage. The dual virtual cores with 4GB RAM plan costs Rs 2180 per month. The premium top-tier plan with eight virtual cores, 32GB RAM and 512GB storage costs Rs 12295. The rates are applicable only for those customers who have a Windows license.

Anand Narayanaswamy is the editor-in-chief of Netans. He was recognized as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for 9 years (2002 to 2011) and again as a Microsoft MVP in Surface under Windows and Devices in January 2024. He worked as a Chief Technical Editor with ASPAlliance and was part of ASPInsider program. Anand has published several articles and reviews related to various software and hardware products for various software and technology related websites. He is also active on social media and also participates as an Influencer for various brands. Anand can be reached at admin@netans.com

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