While many companies have moved most of their workflows to the cloud, there is still a key component of office operations that is location-based: employee computers
Most companies still rely on desktops and laptops to allow employees to access critical software and as their main workstation.
This can become inconvenient if you’re doing work from one location. For example, if you work both at the office and home, in one of those places, you’ll be without your “main computer.” This can be a real problem when it comes to needing to access certain files or possibly working from a slower device than you’re used to.
Many technology companies, such as Microsoft, have an answer for this – put your computer workstation in the cloud. This is exactly what is being touted as the next big thing when it comes to Windows 365 Cloud PC.
WHAT IS WINDOWS 365?
Windows 365 is a cloud-based PC. Your entire operating system and everything that sits on it (settings, files, software, etc.) is loaded on a cloud server instead of your own device’s hard drive. You can then access this through an online portal, and the interface will load onto your device (desktop, laptop, tablet, etc.).
Microsoft’s Windows 365 Cloud-based PC
Like other cloud-based services, Windows 365 works from a subscription plan and has different levels. Here are the current options for the business plans:
Windows 365 can be accessed through any type of device, from anywhere, just like other cloud services. You can install applications, personalize your desktop, and do all the things you normally do on a computer. The main difference is that the computer operating system is now in the cloud.