Windows 365 – What do you need to know?

Windows 365 is a subscription-based cloud PC service – essentially a service to host a Windows 10/11 computer in the cloud

Designed for businesses who do not want to replace expensive laptops and PCs every 3-years, and those looking for greater flexibility.

What are the benefits?

  • Out of the office without a computer? No problem!
    As long as you have an internet connection and a smart phone, then you are in business.

  • Operational across Apple and Android devices

  • It removes the need to replace old hardware at the end of its life, or hardware that is under-performing and out of warranty
  • It comes at a fixed monthly cost, so makes for predictable budgeting

  • Great if you have a number of employees on short term contracts, as licenses can be transferred easily to someone else when they leave

  • It’s secure! Built and hosted within Microsoft’s Azure platform which is trusted by hundreds of thousands of companies around the world. This means you can also harness the power of Azure data backups.

Windows 365 is available in two editions:

– Business – Designed for companies with less than 300 seats.

– Enterprise – For larger companies who require unlimited seats, the ability to create custom cloud computers and greater control.

Windows 365 Business offers a fixed-price service for a Windows 10/11 computer depending on the amount of resources you require. E.g. if you require more RAM or CPU power then the price is reflective


We’ve given you the precis, now down to the nuts and bolts and burning questions:

  • Can I install my own applications?

Yes, this is your computer. Install whatever you need!

  • Can I print?

Yes. If you have ever used Terminal or Remote Desktop Server then it works in the same way. As long as the printer is connected to the physical device, then it will be re-directed when you logon to you Windows 365 computer.

  • Can I upgrade from Business to Enterprise?

At present, you cannot make the jump from Business to Enterprise and vice versa.

  • If I need more RAM, can I resize my instance?

Enterprise customers will be able to resize their instance of Windows 365 but at present, Business users will not be able to.

  • What happens to my data if I cancel my subscription?

When your subscription ends, standard Microsoft 365 data retention policies apply.