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Introducing Windows 365 for Business
Microsoft’s Cloud PC service Windows 365 has launched, integrated into its Microsoft 365 platform to deliver PC-as-a-Service. It provides virtual desktops running proven, secure Windows 10 builds where Microsoft does the heavy lifting of configuration, updates and testing; all you need to do is set up a subscription, assign licenses and get to work.
Here is a peek at what to expect in this app.
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Instead of using local resources, cloud PCs run in Azure using Azure or OneDrive for Business storage, keeping work data well away from users’ PCs. All they get is a remote desktop connection to the service, with all the business software running in a controlled environment, rather than alongside games and schoolwork and random downloads.
Windows 365 info
Your cloud PC runs an up-to-date version of Windows 10 Enterprise.
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Your first launch of Windows 365 gives you a guide to the service while it provisions the cloud service.
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Windows 365 licenses
Assign and manage Windows 365 Business licenses from your Microsoft 365 cloud portal.
Windows 365 Mobile
Mobile clients make it easy to run Windows 365 anywhere, even on your phone or tablet.
Windows 365 portal
Once you’ve been assigned a license to Windows 365, use the web portal to launch your cloud PC and set up desktop and mobile clients.
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Windows 365 remote desktop
Microsoft has released a new version of its Remote Desktop tool for use with Windows 365 and Azure Virtual Desktops. It gives cloud PCs access to shared desktop hardware, like cameras.
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Windows 365 self-service
The Windows 365 Business portal gives users a set of basic self-service tools.
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Windows 365 web desktop
If you only need to dip into a cloud PC quickly, you can use the web Remote Desktop tool to use it without making changes to your PC.
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