At Microsoft Inspire 2021, Microsoft announced Windows 365, a cloud service that introduces a new way to experience Windows 10 and the upcoming Windows 11 for all types of workers. Windows 365 securely streams the full Windows experience—including all apps, data, and settings—to personal or corporate devices. All the building blocks are automated, and Microsoft ensures that the service scales the most optimised way possible for Microsoft 365 app use.
The Cloud PC can be accessed anywhere providing personalised desktop, apps, settings, and content from any device and can scale with a user’s changing compute needs. A user could receive the self-service privileges to release an IT admin from assigning a license that provides more compute resources. This enables organisations to lower their environment complexity as IT Administrators can deploy and manage virtual endpoints in Microsoft Endpoint Manager with no additional virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) expertise or resources are needed.
Christiaan Brinkhoff from the Windows 365 team recently released Getting Started with Windows 365 Guide for IT Professionals to help share more details surrounding deployment, management and security considerations that organisations should consider when harnessing cloud PCs.
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