After years of rumours and months of speculation, we finally have a release date for Windows 365. On August 2, get ready for yet another change in cloud computing, and a crucial one at that. The release of Windows 365 represents a groundbreaking development, especially since organisations across the world have been grappling with the best ways of facilitating a hybrid workplace.
Ahead is an in-depth discussion of what Windows 365 is and what it seeks to accomplish. Let’s get to it.
Windows 365 is not a product in the conventional sense, but rather a subscription service. It’s not something that you run or install on your PC, but rather a service that enables you to create and operate your PCs remotely. In essence, Windows 365 is a hybrid of Microsoft Remote Desktop and a virtual machine—Microsoft refers to it as a Cloud PC.
Typically, Windows 365 enables you to create a Windows PC on Microsoft servers and connect to them from any location. Moreover, you can access all the apps in Windows 365 on any device, including your phone, and complete any tasks that you need to do.
As the pandemic starts to ease in different corners of the world, a new way of working has emerged—hybrid work characterised by remote collaboration and virtual processes. In this more distributed work setting, employees need to have access to corporate resources across devices and locations. And given the high cybersecurity threat, ensuring that those resources are secure is crucial.
Microsoft is positioning Windows 365 as the solution to various problems faced in the hybrid workplace. For starters, this cloud-based solution upholds compliance and the high levels of security that your business demands. Just like it does with all its products, Microsoft offers full industrial and regional compliance in its Windows 365 product. As such, its users won’t have to contend with the shortcomings of VPNs anymore. Moreover, given that your Cloud PC is different from the device you use to gain access to it, you’ll have more control over your data such that you can prevent it from being duplicated on local PCs.
Also, the principle of Zero Trust with which Windows 365 is built means that your information is secured and stored in the cloud and not on the device. Additionally, Cloud PC (hybrid personal computing classification created by Windows 365) harnesses the capabilities of the device and the power of cloud computing to provide your employees with a fully personalised experience. As such, Windows 365 provides your employees with a secure, more personalised, and productive working experience.
Another reason that makes Windows 365 a good fit for the hybrid workplace is its scalability—companies can adjust their pricing based on their needs.
By harnessing the strength of the cloud and the power of the Windows operating system, Windows 365 empowers organisations in the following ways:
Times are changing, and with it, the business environment. Businesses should be agile and embrace the changes in order to thrive in the newly adopted hybrid workplace. One such change that they should embrace is Windows 365. This is due to the fact that Windows 365 seems to be powerful enough to provide an answer to the hybrid work paradox. It not only allows organisations to distribute resources to their employees across devices and locations but also ensures that the resources are secure during the process. Moreover, Windows 365 and Cloud PC enable organisations to run their operations more efficiently and at minimal costs.
Given that Microsoft 365 is still new, some organisations may have a hard time incorporating it into their operations. Worry not! Steadfast solution experts can help you integrate it into your operations. Contact us today to learn more about Cloud PC and Windows 365 and how they can improve your business.