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Windows 365 is Optimized for Simplicity

Windows 365 is a complete software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution that streams your personalized Windows desktop experience to any device - including all your apps, content and settings. It is the latest and greatest virtual desktop experience, combining the power and security of the cloud with the simplicity of the PC. From contractors and interns to software developers and industrial designers, Windows 365 enables a variety of new scenarios for the new world of work. Windows 365 allows you to pick up where you left off, on any device, and experience new opportunities for work and collaboration. 

 Why Choose Windows 365?
  • Easy & Fast Set Up | IT Teams can manage and deploy Windows 365 with familiar tools and skill sets 
  • Personalized | Cloud PC desktops are personalized and streamed to any device with all your Windows 10 and 11 content, apps & settings
  • Predictable Pricing | Licensing is based on per-user, per-month pricing allowing you to manage costs and easily scale
  • End-User Friendly | Users log on easily through their web browser for a virtual PC experience that looks, and feels like their traditional desktop 
Why Does IT Love Windows 365?
  • Scalable & resilient
  • Predictable pricing
  • Simple to buy, deploy and manage
Why Do Users Love Windows 365
  • Stream to any device
  • Always ready and updated
  • Personal and familiar

Which Windows 365 edition is best for you?

Which Windows 365 edition is best for your business?
 
Windows 365 Business
Licensing 
  • License assignment through Microsoft 365 Admin Centre or the Azure AD Portal 
  • No licensing pre-requirements to buy and deploy Windows 365 Business
  • Capped to 300 seats per tenant
Administration
  • Provisioning is simplified and uses default configurations
  • Monitoring, troubleshooting, partner access, policy management, and universal print is not supported.
  • Application deployment supported with Intune license.
  • Default Windows Update for Business settings are configured for users.
  • Device management is limited to assigning and unassigning of Cloud PC licenses in the Microsoft Admin Center.
End User
  • Can use any platform that supports Microsoft Remote Desktop clients.
  • Users can access their Cloud PC at windows365.microsoft.com or by using Microsoft Remote Desktop.
Security
  • Microsoft Defender for Endpoint is supported if you have the requisite E5 license
  • Only MFA using Azure AD Conditional Access is supported.
Support
  • Tickets can be filed through the Microsoft 365 Admin Center.

 
Windows 365 Enterprise
Licensing 
  • License assignment through Microsoft 365 Admin Centre or the Azure AD Portal 
  • Each user must be licensed for Windows 10 or 11 Enterprise (when available), Microsoft Endpoint Manager, and Azure AD P1
  • No seat cap per tenant
Administration
  • Provisioning is configurable and customizable to the organization.
  • Monitoring, troubleshooting, partner access, GPO and Intune MDM, application deployment and universal print is supported
  • Windows updates can be managed through Microsoft Endpoint Manager
  • Devices are managed through Microsoft Endpoint Manager 
End User
  • Can use any platform that supports Microsoft Remote Desktop clients.
  • Users can access their Cloud PC at windows365.microsoft.com or by using Microsoft Remote Desktop.
Security
  • Integration with Defender for Endpoint. If you have an E5 license, all Cloud PCs will respond to Defender for Endpoint policies and show up in MDE dashboards.
  • Legacy per-user MFA is supported for user connections to Hybrid Azure AD joined Cloud PCs.
Support
  • Tickets can be filed through Microsoft Endpoint Manager and the Microsoft 365 Admin Center.

Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to your commonly asked questions about Windows 365:
How many editions of Windows 365 are there?

There are 2 different editions of Windows 365. An enterprise version and a business version. It is important to be aware of the differences when it comes to licensing, administration, support, security and end user features when deciding on which version suits your needs. 

 

What operating system do I need for Windows 365?

You will need Windows 10 or Windows 11 to operate Windows 365.

How do the Windows 365 subscriptions work?
Windows 365 operates on a fixed, per-user, per-month subscription model allowing you to predict and manage costs. 
What is the difference between Windows 365 and Azure Virtual Desktop?

Windows 365 is built on top of the Azure Virtual Desktop infrastructure and while there are many similarities, there are also some major differences you should be aware of, namely the overall management, personalization and pricing.

Download our Windows 365 & AVD eBook to learn more about how they compare and why they work better together.

 

What is the difference between the Microsoft Network and the Bring Your Own Network?

With the Microsoft Network, Microsoft manages the network. Users have no access to any company data unless you install a VPN client.

BYON is your network. Users need a subscription and it operates over your express route. 

Do I need configuration manager and co-management to operate Windows 365?

No. But if you already have it you can take advantage of it.


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