Microsoft announces Windows 365 Cloud PC

Cloud PC

Years of rumors, and months of speculation. We finally have the announcement that Microsoft has officially unveiled Cloud PC, part of its new Windows 365 cloud offering.

The company made things official today at the 2021 edition of its annual Inspire partner conference.

Redmond bills this new platform part of a hybrid personal computing category that uses both the power of the cloud and the capabilities of the device to remotely deliver and provide a full, personalized Windows experience — initially with Windows 10, and eventually with Windows 11.

Essentially, Cloud PC takes the operating system to the cloud

Windows 365 Cloud PC offers an instant-on boot experience that delivers the desired apps, settings, tools, and data from any device thanks to the power of the cloud.

The service is built on Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD), but is offered as a per-user, per-month pricing that Microsoft says simplifies the virtualization experience.

It also provides flexibility for businesses to scale depending on their needs, and leverage other company offerings Businesses will be able to tweak performance quickly to cater to the requirements of their users, much like how things go on cloud platforms.

Windows 365 Cloud PC will become available to organizations starting August 2.

You can learn more about Cloud PC here.