How to run Windows on any device with Windows 365? (Including Xbox, Mac and iPad)

How does this work?

  1. By logging onto windows using internet browser (that supports HTML5).
  2. By installing the RDP client on your device.

Steps to run the service

  1. Firstly, you will need visit: https://www.microsoft.com/en-in/windows-365 and sign-up for Windows 365 subscription. There are two options available: business (for smaller organisations upto 300 employees) and enterprise (for organisations more than 300 employees). Both further have further three tiers available: Basic (4 GB RAM, 128 GB storage), Standard (8 GB RAM, 128 GB storage) and Premium (16 GB RAM, 128 GB storage).
  2. Now, to connect with your Windows desktop, either you will need a HTML5 supporting internet browser, or RDP client installed on your device.

What are the benefits?

  1. Firstly, you are not required to invest in any kind of new hardware to run Windows. Otherwise without this service, one might had to buy a Windows laptop/PC separately which would’ve been more costly.
  2. Since the service has a subscription model, you can end it anytime you want. If instead one would’ve bought a new laptop, he/she might have invested a certain amount of money to buy it, which is now useless for them and they might have to sell it at a much lower price (since laptops generally lose quite a lot of value in short time). Hence, this will also help in reducing e-waste in our society.
  3. If your usage has increased (or your hardware has become outdated), and you are now required to upgrade your machine, you can simply upgrade your Windows 365 subscription to a higher spec machine. Instead of doing hassle to physically upgrading the RAM, storage or processor of your machine. Nowadays, laptops have become even more difficult to upgrade. It might happen some person might need to buy a new laptop altogether since their older laptop doesn’t allow them to upgrade certain specification of their laptop, which will again cost more money.
  4. Continuous availability is another advantage. You are not required to have your machine physically present with you. You can just access it with any device which has an internet connection and an internet browser. And the best part is, you can continue your work exactly from where you left last time!
  5. The best part is you can access your Windows PC on any device! Some people might prefer to carry a lighter device like their smartphone or tablet. So, they don’t have to worry about carrying a bigger laptop everywhere or investing in a newer laptop which is more portable. Instead of carrying two different devices (tablet and laptop), they can just login with their preferred device and that’s it! People with Apple ecosystem who might require Windows for certain work can now simply opt for Windows 365 instead of buying a new device.

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