Microsoft has announced that it will be pausing registrations for the Windows 365 trial. According to a tweet from Scott Manchester, the director of program management for Windows 365, this is due to the overwhelming popularity of the service, which they received an “incredible response”.
For those who are not familiar, Windows 365 is a new service from Microsoft. For a starting price of $ 20 per month, users will be able to stream a copy of Windows to just about any device, whether it’s a computer, phone, or tablet. It’s not an alternative to Windows 10 or 11, but rather a streaming platform where you can stream Windows 10 and 11 (eventually).
We have seen an incredible response to # Windows365 and must suspend our free trial program while we make additional capacity available. Subscribe below to be notified when testing resumes. https://t.co/Q05C7cBWMh
– Scott Manchester (@ RDS4U) August 3, 2021
The idea is that this would make it easier to access remote work where you could stream your “work” computer to your home computer so that files are not compromised. It also makes setup easier instead of having to buy and configure your own server and hire IT administrators, which can be an expensive process if you’re a small business.
Right now Windows 365 is limited to corporate users, but it has a lot of potential and we wouldn’t be surprised if Microsoft finally opened it up to everyone. The company doesn’t say when registrations for the trial program will resume, but you can leave your contact details on Microsoft’s website and be notified when it’s available again.
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