On the 14th of July, Microsoft announced that it is releasing a cloud PC in August – a hybrid product, which will allow users to stream Windows devices from any location.
A New Type of Hybrid
The company presents Windows 365 as a mix between a PC and a cloud service.
To clarify, users will be able to stream their apps, content, settings, etc. from Microsoft’s cloud via Windows 365. The computing will be done in a remote center.
This means that macOS devices will be able to work as Windows desktop PCs. Until now, the only option for Mac users to run Windows was via virtualization software like Parallels.
In the beginning, the cloud PC will stream Windows 10. Once Windows 11 launches, it will become available in the new format, as well.
Remote Work Made Easy
Statistics show that around 83% of people work remotely, if not full-time, then at least half of the time. The ongoing pandemic and frequent lockdowns have forced many businesses to adapt to this.
Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella promised a “consistent experience” during Wednesday’s announcement. Users will be able to access their apps and overall settings instantly, from any device.
Nadella explained: “You can get the same work done on a laptop in a hotel room, a tablet from their car between appointments, or your desktop while you’re in the office.”
For now, the new Windows is only available for businesses. While users are waiting for their turn, they can rely on other cloud PC options.