Back in July, Microsoft launched Windows 365, a new Cloud PC platform. The Enterprise plan of the service arrived on Windows 11 in October. Microsoft is now expanding to also bring Windows 365 Business to Windows 11.
Microsoft is also making other changes with the general availability of Enhanced Admin Capabilities and support for the Microsoft Graph API.
Here are the full release notes for this Windows 365 Business update:
- “Windows 11 support: Experience Windows 11 in the cloud on any device. Windows 365 Business provides a powerful, simple, and secure Windows 11 experience for your users.
- Enhanced admin capabilities: Benefit from new lifecycle management features, including setting the default operating system (OS) and account type for your users’ devices at the organizational level, as well as device-level actions on individual Cloud PCs.
- Microsoft Graph API availability: Graph APIs are available for Windows 365 Business, so organizations can build additional capabilities and automation on top of the service.”
Windows 365 is Windows on the cloud that can be accessed on any device. Microsoft will leverage Microsoft Azure (Virtual Desktop) to handle the resources. Speaking of devices, Windows 365 supports Mac, iPadOS, iOS, Android, and Linux hardware.
In August, Microsoft stopped offering free trials of the platform because it is so popular. Windows 365 brings the Windows platform to Microsoft cloud through Azure. It offers a secure version of Windows complete with apps, settings, and data, to corporate and personal devices.
In other words, this is Windows on the cloud that can be accessed on any device. Microsoft will leverage Microsoft Azure (Virtual Desktop) to handle the resources. Microsoft has made Windows 365 available across several pricing tiers starting at $24 per user per month up to $162 per user per month.
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