Windows 365 is a new service for 2021, and its timing is impeccable. A kickback to the pandemic and a nod to seamless home/office working models, Windows 365 is a valuable resource which allows business customers to access their PCs from anywhere, providing they are compatible. Here are some benefits of taking your work-life into the cloud.
What does it do?
Windows 365 gives you access to a portal, from which you will also get access to Microsoft 365 apps, including Word, Excel and Powerpoint. Features depend on which subscription you have, but most support Teams, Adobe Reader, Edge browser and Defender anti-virus. Basically, Windows 365 is a virtual desktop that takes your office into the cloud, streaming the full Windows experience and giving you access to all your files, data and settings. Regardless of location, you (and your team) can access everything you would be able to access on your native office PC.
As a side note, Windows 365 will also work on devices including Mac, iPad, Linux and Android, making it accessible to most people.
Does my business need it?
If you offer a hybrid or work-from-home model of working for your team, Windows 365 makes this easier to manage. It’s ideal for remote workers as well as offering collaboration tools which allow for intuitive working.
How much does it cost?
Costs vary according to the subscription plan you choose and the number of users who will be subscribed. As it’s suitable for businesses ranging from single-users to large corporations, the price tag will, of course, differ, but seems to start at around £20 per month.
Where can I find out more?
Windows 365 is still very new. Microsoft released this information earlier in the year, outlining the new software’s uses and benefits. It isn’t yet available for personal use, but that’s not to say it won’t ever be. Watch this space!