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Microsoft's new Windows 365 service has made its debut, bringing with it the ability to run Windows on Safari on devices like the iPad and Mac.

As reported by our friends at Windows Central:

Windows 365, a cloud PC service that will let you take Windows 11 or Windows 10 with you wherever you go via the power of the cloud, has officially launched. It will enable you to bring Windows to just about any device, be they Mac, iPad, or Android tablet, and the minimum price to enter is $20 per month.

The service is primarily aimed at business and enterprise customers and lets users stream Windows via the Cloud. Specs begin with a 1vCPU PC that has 2GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, and 12GB of outbound data for $20 a month.

As announced by Microsoft last month:

We're excited to announce Windows 365, a cloud service that introduces a new way to experience Windows 10 or Windows 11 (when it's generally available later this calendar year) for workers from interns and contractors to software developers and industrial designers. Windows 365 takes the operating system to the Microsoft Cloud, securely streaming the full Windows experience—including all your apps, data, and settings—to your personal or corporate devices. This approach creates a fully new personal computing category, specifically for the hybrid world: the Cloud PC.

Thanks to its support for browsers this is an "Apple-friendly" way to run Windows that doesn't require Microsoft to have an app in the App Store for iPad or on macOS. It means users of devices like the 13-inch MacBook Pro with M1 and the M1 iPad Pro (2021) can now run fully-fledged Windows on their devices in-browser thanks to the power of the cloud.

For those who don't want Windows via the cloud, but need a solution for Mac, Parallels has confirmed that it is working to bring Windows 11 to the Mac in a future software update.

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PCWorld 04 August, 2021 - 04:50am

Microsoft Windows 365 Cloud PC service is now ready for rent

T3 03 August, 2021 - 11:00pm

The service is geared towards business users, specifically those who have moved to a hybrid workforce during the pandemic or need remote access options. Through the cloud setup, users can quickly stream the entire Windows experience, including all of their data and settings from a personal, corporate PC, or phone. 

Businesses can grab access to the Windows 365 cloud-based setup from August 2 of this year, after Microsoft officially unveiled it back in July. Windows 365 Business and Enterprise Cloud plans start at $31 per user per month

For this fee, you get access to a cloud PC setup with the equivalent of 4GB of RAM, two CPUs and 128GB of storage. You can view a complete breakdown of the service on the Windows 365 pricing page, which lists more packages and enterprise-ready subscriptions.

The new Windows 365 setup looks to be the perfect instant-on PC solution for the modern worker. By enabling business and personal users to quickly resume their workloads, it suits the hybrid working environments many businesses now find themselves in because of the pandemic. 

Looking to the future, Microsoft has given Windows a beta release to test, plus we take a look at why Microsoft might be making things more difficult for Windows 11 than it presently needs to.

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Microsoft halts Windows 365 Cloud PC free trial due to "unbelievable response" - MSPoweruser

MSPoweruser 03 August, 2021 - 01:45pm

A mere day after it has launched, Microsoft has halted the free trial of their new Windows 365 Cloud PC product.

The change was announced by Scott Manchester, Director of Program Management, Windows 365, on Twitter earlier today.

We have seen unbelievable response to #Windows365 and need to pause our free trial program while we provision additional capacity. Sign up below to get notified when trials resume. https://t.co/Q05C7cBWMh

— Scott Manchester (@RDS4U) August 3, 2021

Microsoft says they have paused new free trials to allow the company to lay on new server capacity, and are encouraging those who are interested to sign up to be notified when free trials will resume.

Windows 365 runs on Microsoft Cloud, you can enjoy an instant-on boot experience on any device including your Windows, Mac, iPad, Android, and coming soon Linux device. You can pick up right where you left off, because the state of your Cloud PC remains the same, even when you switch devices.

Because the service runs on remote servers, it does also leave you open to issues around the availability and resources of those servers.

Windows 365 will be offered in two variants:

Read more about it at Microsoft here.

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Windows 365 now available from US$20 to $162 per month

HEXUS 03 August, 2021 - 12:11pm

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Back in mid-July, HEXUS reported upon the announcement of Windows 365. As we summed up at the time, Windows 365 is a subscription service from Microsoft allowing IT managers allocate/deploy 'Cloud PCs' very much like they would other networked PCs using tools like Microsoft Endpoint Manager (MEM). Windows 365 is now generally available to business and enterprise in cloud/hybrid subscription packages priced from US$20 to $162 per month.

One of the big questions about Windows 365 was about how much it would cost to subscribe to live-stream a PC. Now we have the answer – but it is a long answer with lots of price points spanning a wide range, depending on the following virtual hardware choices; number of vCPUs, RAM, and storage. Price splits exist between Business and Enterprise offerings, and those Business users who already have Windows 10 installed (gaining the Windows Hybrid Benefit), and those who don't. See an example pricing matrix below – truncated as it was rather long.

What is going to be interesting going forward is the adoption rate of Windows 365 in its target markets, and whether it will come to consumer PCs/devices – and at what price.

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Windows 365 arrives, bringing Windows to iPad and Mac

BetaNews 03 August, 2021 - 05:03am

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Microsoft's new Windows 365 service has made its debut, bringing with it the ability to run Windows on Safari on devices like the iPad and Mac.

As reported by our friends at Windows Central:

Windows 365, a cloud PC service that will let you take Windows 11 or Windows 10 with you wherever you go via the power of the cloud, has officially launched. It will enable you to bring Windows to just about any device, be they Mac, iPad, or Android tablet, and the minimum price to enter is $20 per month.

The service is primarily aimed at business and enterprise customers and lets users stream Windows via the Cloud. Specs begin with a 1vCPU PC that has 2GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, and 12GB of outbound data for $20 a month.

As announced by Microsoft last month:

We're excited to announce Windows 365, a cloud service that introduces a new way to experience Windows 10 or Windows 11 (when it's generally available later this calendar year) for workers from interns and contractors to software developers and industrial designers. Windows 365 takes the operating system to the Microsoft Cloud, securely streaming the full Windows experience—including all your apps, data, and settings—to your personal or corporate devices. This approach creates a fully new personal computing category, specifically for the hybrid world: the Cloud PC.

Thanks to its support for browsers this is an "Apple-friendly" way to run Windows that doesn't require Microsoft to have an app in the App Store for iPad or on macOS. It means users of devices like the 13-inch MacBook Pro with M1 and the M1 iPad Pro (2021) can now run fully-fledged Windows on their devices in-browser thanks to the power of the cloud.

For those who don't want Windows via the cloud, but need a solution for Mac, Parallels has confirmed that it is working to bring Windows 11 to the Mac in a future software update.

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Windows 365 arrives, bringing Windows to iPad and Mac

iMore 03 August, 2021 - 05:03am

Save $99 on Apple's iPad Air: Now just $500 at Amazon

Microsoft's new Windows 365 service has made its debut, bringing with it the ability to run Windows on Safari on devices like the iPad and Mac.

As reported by our friends at Windows Central:

Windows 365, a cloud PC service that will let you take Windows 11 or Windows 10 with you wherever you go via the power of the cloud, has officially launched. It will enable you to bring Windows to just about any device, be they Mac, iPad, or Android tablet, and the minimum price to enter is $20 per month.

The service is primarily aimed at business and enterprise customers and lets users stream Windows via the Cloud. Specs begin with a 1vCPU PC that has 2GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, and 12GB of outbound data for $20 a month.

As announced by Microsoft last month:

We're excited to announce Windows 365, a cloud service that introduces a new way to experience Windows 10 or Windows 11 (when it's generally available later this calendar year) for workers from interns and contractors to software developers and industrial designers. Windows 365 takes the operating system to the Microsoft Cloud, securely streaming the full Windows experience—including all your apps, data, and settings—to your personal or corporate devices. This approach creates a fully new personal computing category, specifically for the hybrid world: the Cloud PC.

Thanks to its support for browsers this is an "Apple-friendly" way to run Windows that doesn't require Microsoft to have an app in the App Store for iPad or on macOS. It means users of devices like the 13-inch MacBook Pro with M1 and the M1 iPad Pro (2021) can now run fully-fledged Windows on their devices in-browser thanks to the power of the cloud.

For those who don't want Windows via the cloud, but need a solution for Mac, Parallels has confirmed that it is working to bring Windows 11 to the Mac in a future software update.

After temporarily taking down the Apple online store, the company launched a redesigned store with its own dedicated Store tab.

Google teased the Pixel 6 and the Pixel 6 Pro today and it finally appears that the company is getting into the flagship phone space.

Apple TV+ is in the running for as many as eight different Imagen Awards across five different Apple Originals, with Ghostwriter, Little Voice, and Ted Lasso among the nominees.

Apple's AirTag doesn't have any hooks or adhesive for attaching to your precious items. Luckily there are plenty of accessories for that purpose, both from Apple and third parties.

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Difficulty in Buying PS5 and Xbox Series X|S Could Last Until 2023 Due to Global Chip Shortage

Gizmodo 03 August, 2021 - 01:58am

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According to reports, CEO Pat Gelsinger shared during a Q2 earnings call earlier this week that it could take two more years to meet the demand for the chip due to an increasing request and the strain of COVID-19. “While I expect the shortage to bottom out in the second half, it will take another one to two years before the industry is able to completely catch up with demand,” he said. “With major fab construction projects underway in Oregon, Arizona, Ireland, and Israel, we are investing for the future, but we are also taking action today to find innovative ways to help mitigate industry constraints.”

Gelsinger also believes that the P.C. market will expand due to many people still working from home, “While we have work to do, we are making strides to renew our execution machine: 7nm is progression very well.” He added, “We’ve launched new innovative products, established Intel Foundry Services, and made operation and organization changes to lay the foundation needed to win in the next phase of our company’s great history.”

The lack of semiconductors has made it extremely difficult for gaming companies like Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony to meet the high demand of the Switch, PS5 and Xbox Series X|S, and players have had to either purchase their consoles at higher prices or try their luck in restocks that immediately sell out.

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