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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.
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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.
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Windows 365 Mobile
Mobile clients make it easy to run Windows 365 anywhere, even on your phone or tablet.
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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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