The new computing platform will provide a full, personalised PC experience from the cloud to personal or corporate devices

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Microsoft will make Windows 365 available from 2 August 2021. (Credit: Coolcaesar/

Microsoft has unveiled Windows 365, a cloud service that provides a new way for businesses of all sizes to access Windows 10 or the yet-to-be-launched Windows 11.

According to the tech giant, Windows 365 moves the operating system to the Microsoft cloud for allowing streaming of the full Windows experience from apps, data, and settings on personal or corporate devices.

To be available to businesses from 2 August 2021, the new personal computing platform is said to secure and store information in the cloud and not on the device. As a result, it enables a secure, productive experience for the user.

It also creates Cloud PC, a new hybrid personal computing category, which leverages the power of the cloud as well as the device capabilities to offer a full, personalised Windows experience.

With Windows 365, workers can get more flexibility and options to work from different locations, while ensuring the security of the organisation’s data to be intact.

Microsoft chairman and CEO Satya Nadella said: “With Windows 365, we’re creating a new category: the Cloud PC.

“Just like applications were brought to the cloud with SaaS, we are now bringing the operating system to the cloud, providing organisations with greater flexibility and a secure way to empower their workforce to be more productive and connected, regardless of location.”

According to Microsoft, the new computing platform will enable seasonal workers can cycle on and off teams while eliminating the logistical challenges of providing new hardware or securing personal devices. This will help organisations to scale for busy periods more securely and efficiently, said Microsoft.

Companies by using Windows 365 can also easily make sure that specialised workers engaged in creative, engineering, analytics, or scientific roles have greater compute power and secure access that they need to critical applications.

The new personal computing platform has an instant-on boot feature. It allows users to log in and collect back up where they left off across devices.

Microsoft 365 corporate vice president Jared Spataro said: “Cloud PC is an exciting new category of hybrid personal computing that turns any device into a personalised, productive and secure digital workspace.

“Today’s announcement of Windows 365 is just the beginning of what will be possible as we blur the lines between the device and the cloud.”