Silicon Valley: Microsoft Corporation yesterday announced its latest operating system “Windows 365” and said that it will be released on August 2, 2021, while initially it will be for business and commercial enterprises only.
According to reports, the new Windows operating system will use “cloud computing service”. This means that the operating system will be installed on an online computer (cloud server) and not on the user’s computer.
Not only that, but all the utility software running on Windows 365 will also be installed on the same cloud server.
It also means that a low-powered computer, tablet or smartphone will suffice to use Windows 365. However, in each case, a permanent Internet connection is required.
In addition, users will need a number of “browsers” or apps to access Windows 365.
It should be noted that Microsoft has already moved Office 365 and Xbox streaming to its Azure Cloud. Windows 365 is being touted as the next most important step in that direction.
Announcing Windows 365 at the “Microsoft Agent” conference yesterday, Microsoft Corporation did not say what the monthly, quarterly, half-yearly or annual subscription fee for the operating system would be.
At the moment we do not even know how long this operating system will be available to the general public.