Microsoft launches Windows 365, a subscription-based Cloud PC for $31 per month

Microsoft has unveiled Windows 365, a new way to access virtual cloud-based PCs running Windows 10 or Windows 11. Similar to its cloud-based game service, the subscription-based service allows customers to stream a Windows PC from anywhere.

This development comes at a time when more businesses are shifting to a mix of office and remote work, and some companies have planned to give permanent remote working alternatives in the COVID-19 pandemic.

The company did not provide pricing details when it announced the Windows 365 service. Just one day later, Microsoft has unveiled one price option, which allows companies to utilize a virtual Windows PC in the cloud for $31 per user, per month.

Two CPUs, 4GB of RAM, and 128GB of internal storage are included in the $31 price option. It should be noted that this is not the cheapest option, since Microsoft will also provide a plan with a single CPU, 2GB of RAM, and 64GB of internal storage.

It is part of the Windows 365 Business option and is intended for businesses with less than 300 total users for the service. When the device becomes publicly accessible on August 2nd, the company has stated that it will provide many more possibilities, both in terms of settings and pricing points.

Microsoft offers 12 different configurations for Windows 365 Business and Enterprise, ranging from 1 CPU to 8 CPUs and 1GB to 32GB of RAM. Businesses will be able to expand processing power, giving them a wide range of possibilities.

When it starts on August 2nd, Windows 365 will be accessible solely for companies, with a per-user monthly subscription fee. According to the firm, it is intended for one-person organizations all the way up to enterprises with thousands of employees. In a couple of weeks, we’ll have all of the price choices.