WaaSup! Windows PCs As A Service Returns With Windows 365

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Stream Windows 10 or Windows 11 In A Web Browser

It has taken Microsoft six years to do it, but Microsoft 365 is on it’s way to a subscription service near you; though they ask you please don’t confuse it with their current subscription service with the exact same name.  Windows as a Service has been touted as a great way for people to have access to full PC via a web browser for years now but the project always seemed to be several years from fruition; until now.   On August 2nd Windows 365 Business and Enterprise editions will be available to businesses for a price, though the exact monthly or yearly subscription cost has yet to be announced.  There is also no date for when this might be available for anyone inthe general public that is interesting.

You won’t even be limited to Edge, Microsoft states that Microsoft 365 will run on Apple, Linux and Android devices as well as being reachable via RDP for some reason.  The PCs you will be able to connect to range from ones with a single CPU, 2GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage all the way up to on with eight CPUs, 32GB of RAM, and 512GB of storage.  Those specs won’t amaze enthusiasts but will meet or beat the models usually deployed by businesses.  Deploying a PC to a user is describes as being similar to the process of deploying a new server on Azure, but quicker and easier to complete.

It will be interesting to see if Microsoft can offer a comparable experience to the current providers of similar services such as Citrix, as well as finding out if anyone is actually interested in it.  After all, you are still going to have to own some sort of hardware to connect to Microsoft 365 and if companies think this means they are safe to leave Windows 7 machines on the network since the computer is ‘really’ running Windows 10 or 11.

Microsoft is putting Windows in the cloud. Windows 365 is a new service that will let businesses access Cloud PCs from anywhere, streaming a version of Windows 10 or Windows 11 in a web browser.

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